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He asks for the sceptre

February 17, 2014



It’s because of the typical problem with democracy: slowness. It takes forever to do something right. When everything looks nebulous there ought to be someone who takes charge. A someone who will discern what is right and will impose it even upon those unwilling to take it. Not an easy option with democracy.

But the problem with a ruler is that he needs to be trustworthy to be given the power. The fact that he gets one thing right doesn’t mean he will do well in others. And who knows which factor will swallow the rest?

So then who must get the power?

It must be someone who can reasonably justify himself in a wide variety of spheres. When there is scope for that, the troops are willing.

But even an illusion of a doubt will perpetuate chaos. Because it is better than tyranny.

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