Politics have no relations to morals. – Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian diplomat
It is an inexorable fact that one of the serious penalties the concerned citizenry will face when they fail to participate in everyday politics is to be ruled and governed by inferiors. The great Greek scholar Plato’s warning still rings true today when everyone takes to social media to hyperventilate to the hilt.
The compulsion to rule and govern is an addiction at best, and an incurable disease at worst. Will Rogers was at his best when he quipped that when you inject truth into politics you have no politics. Machiavelli thus had a point concerning morals and politics. Two extremes in one straight line is too bizarre.