Hail to the new kakistocracy!
Donald Trump’s government will be ‘for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools’.
Ever since Donald Trump launched his campaign last year we have searched for the right word to define the sort of government he would lead.
Would it be populist or fascist?
Would he be a demagogue or a dictator?
Would he be the first reality TV president?
Would his new administration be an oligarchy – a plutocracy – or a kleptocracy?Now that he has been elected and he and his minions are busily filling slots in the cabinet and government – we now have an answer to what form of government he will lead.And the answer is all of the above.
Luckily we have one word that sums it all up: a kakistocracy – which literally means government by the worst element of a society.
A kakistocracy is a government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.
Trump plans to bring us the worst of both.