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Democracy: rule by the lowest common denominator of kleptocrat: swindlers, thieves, deceivers of all (including self).
But that’s still not good enough: so the alpha kleptocrats cheat on top of that.
It just doesn’t work the way you think, or the way you want,
or the way you need.
A great deal of K. is actually an expansion on this theme.