Virtually any government anywhere, despite its form – monarchy, representative government, theocracy – will soon come to be dominated by a ruling elite.
There seems to be a natural gravitational energy that produces this phenomenon.
Since no known civilization has avoided a ruling elite, oligarchy must be imbued or impregnated within our DNA.
In other words it’s unavoidable.
This means that ultimately we cannot rid ourselves of the ruling elite.
This is so because men are endowed with different talents. Some people are better, smarter or more skillful than others.
Additionally man is endowed with free will which gives him the choice to not work hard.
Many people don’t want to be leaders; they don’t want to be rich; they don’t want to work hard.
Some men prefer to be lazy.
Thus we will always have a disparity in income and power which in time will give rise to a ruling elite.
If we cannot rid ourselves of the ruling elite except on a temporary basis – when we send our leaders to the guillotine – then we must arrive at ways to control them.
Placing legal and financial constraints upon them can work for a while, but it also seems to be that in time the elites will find a way to circumvent or eliminate those constraints altogether.
These constraints are the checks and balances which Americans are so proud of, which our leaders talk so exuberantly about, but which increasingly do not exist.
There is apparently no system that cannot be circumvented.
If we are to change the ruling elite, we might be better off by reconditioning our minds with regard to our attitudes toward money and humanity.
As we never know who will rise to power, we must condition all of us.
What’s missing in American society today in comparison to earlier eras is a sense of noblesse oblige or caring for the less fortunate
We’ve always had a ruling class in America, yet in earlier eras leaders were less focused on themselves and their own grandeur; they felt greater responsibility to the people who were less fortunate than themselves.
They looked after the people first. They put the people’s needs before their own glory.
Our society has become increasingly more pagan. We worship bling and power.
If the United States is a superior country to many others around the globe it is not because the leaders in the United States today possess a large sense of noblesse oblige, but that so many other countries in the world have leaders who possess far less.
The country with leaders who excel at putting the needs of the people above their own personal interests will be the country that has a better chance of prospering.
Similarly the country that puts the needs of its less fortunate allies above the superfluous wants of itself will be the country that rules other countries more favorably.
You can call that Crosley’s first law of government.
The problems in Haiti today are in large part self-inflicted. Its leadership is poor and has been poor for some time.
Corruption is rampant in Haiti. Its leaders mistakenly, excessively and outrageously put themselves before the needs of their people.
This is why Haiti is a failed state.
Yes, there has been foreign exploitation, but this foreign exploitation has been facilitated by poor leadership.
Noblesse oblige is poor in Haiti.
The rich there are out of control.
Their minds are twisted.
They work with our out-of-control rich in the United States to increasingly devastate the people of Haiti.
Not even basic education is provided to Haitians, and it is education that is needed first and foremost.
Most likely this is not an accident. The elites know all too well the power of education. Educated people in time kick corrupt people out of office.
Education is the stem cell protoplasm of life.
If Haiti is to transform itself, it must begin with education. Buildings, infrastructure, indoor plumbing, are the consequences and results of education, not the producers.
When all Haitians receive education, and lots of it, they will be able to fix themselves; they will be able to fish for themselves. They will no longer require a fish to be thrown at their doorstep.
Much of the money that has been thrown at Haiti for purposes of infrastructure has been stolen by the wealthy elite, the corrupt ruling class.
The money is deposited in US banks which satisfies our corrupt wealthy elite just fine. Much money is also borrowed from the international money fund and other organizations, stolen, laundered, and then placed in US banks which again satisfies the ruling class of the United States.
Noblesse oblige can mitigate that.
If the ruling class possesses a sense of noblesse oblige the leaders put the needs of their people before their own desires. They provide for education.
Paradoxically when the ruling class looks after its people first, they enhance their own stature and monetary standing.
This understanding must necessarily be part of the educational process that must transform Haiti and in turn the United States of America.
You see, we don’t know who will rise to power. It might be you, it might be me. Consequently proper education must be received by all. Everyone must understand that when you help others, you help yourself.
These fundamental truths have been lost, but they can be regained.
It begins with education.
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