The Leadership Challenge

WOTEUK William Poel
May 04, 2024By WOTEUK William Poel

The elephant in the room of UK politics appears to be the obvious lack of quality of choice for leader. Every party is suffering from a stark choice of mediocrity, and we are reminded that people who actively seek leadership of political parties should generally be disqualified for even seeking high political office. An aphorism that is a close relative of the Groucho Marx principle of club membership: "I wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have me as a member".

No one who might conform to the old-fashioned notion of "quality" individual wants to lead a political movement to take on a subversive civil service, a rogue judiciary aiding and abetting "lawfare" activism, a politicised police - now armed with increasingly sinister powers of intervention, the bottomless NHS pit, an irrelevant educational industry bent on perverse social engineering - and an array of massive multinational businesses that are too big to be controlled. All topped off by infiltrated international organisations with wildly subversive agendas, with zero democratic legitimacy or accountability. 

All of which has to deliver with a global population growing by ~200k daily additional mouths to feed - mostly in countries where malign religious influence poisons rational discussion.

November 2020 – Le Monde (France) & The New York Times (USA) – After the election report. Made with analog vintage lens, Leica APO Macro Elmarit-R 2.8 100mm (Year: 1993)
Real leadership does not do appeasement, and takes no prisoners. Get over it.

Anyone with enough (?) money stashed away (gold bullion preferred) is advised to build a bunker and sit it out while the energy, food, water and population crises play out.

And all this goes on  against the background of authoritarian governments eroding and closing down freedom of speech and debate as they cannot cope with the transparency forced on them by barely managed social media that provides the bad actors with the means to disrupt and subvert.

Elon Musk has taken on one helluva responsibility to maintain freedom of speech, and may just be our only hope to provide the platform and tools. But he is only going to achieve this with some fairly draconian and authoritarian rules to deal with the bad actors. Do we trust Elon more than we just governments? Do we have a choice? 

The big issue with commercial Media of all types is that it is dependent on advertising revenue. The BBC's wonderful legacy to operate without being beholden to advertisers (and their marketing agencies with social engineering agendas) has been squandered by intellectual subversion, and a culture that allowed the likes of Savile and other pervs to operate in plain sight.

No-one can realistically expect to manage the exponentially increased numbers of bad actors using every trick in the book, now including AI.
Governments respond slowly with massive overkill regulations that rarely do the job if self regulation cannot be made to work.

All of which means we must be very suspicious of anybody that wants to take a leadership role - since they clearly do not know what they are up against.

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