Decrepit Leadership For A Decrepit System
One thing that all of us need to agree on is that once we win, we need to make sure that the new system does not allow prehistoric individuals in positions of leadership.
Looking at modern America, we resemble a geriatric clown asylum. In fact, many countries of modernity do:
Most people expect Biden to be a boomer, but he is so old he isn’t even in boomer territory. He’s in the silent generation.
Additionally, the 118th Congress (current congress) is the third oldest since 1789. The average age in the Senate is 63.9 years.
The problem is widespread. Here are just a few more examples:
- Jerome Powell (Head of Federal Reserve) – 70 years old.
- Janet Yellen (Head of Treasury Department) – 76 years old.
- Merrick Garland (Attorney General) – 70 years old.
- Nancy Pelosi – 83 years old.
- Bernie Sanders – 81 years old.
- Mitch McConnell – 81 years old.
- Chuck Grassley – 89 years old.
- Dianne Feinstein – 89 years old.
Just off the top of my head. I am sure there are plenty more.
Jerome Powell still gets his information from newspapers, Biden clearly has dementia, and Janet Yellen looks like a mummy. Yet here we are: the rulers of the age.
I love my grandma very much, but I do not want her in charge of our nation’s finances or geopolitical strategy. After a certain age, it is best for everyone to find other useful applications of their time. Like enjoying retirement, or hanging out with the grandkids. Leading a nation should not be one of those youthful-reminiscing pastimes.
Old people are essential in the rearing and education of younger generations, but they should not be the face of the nation. We need a maximum age, just like we have a minimum age.
But I guess in the context of the American Empire it is fitting, because we are nearing the end of our state’s lifecycle. Our state is old and decrepit, so now our leadership reflects that.
Once this state caves in on itself, the next batch of leaders needs to be adults—Not nursing home candidates. And we need to solidify this in the system so it can never return.
Youthful leadership does not guarantee virtuosity or success, but it at least guarantees the leaders are semi-conscious and have a faint concept of the modern generations’ struggles. Something we sorely lack here in the States today.
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