“…then Anu an…
“…then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak, so that I should rule over the black-headed people like Shamash and enlighten the land, to further the well-being of mankind.”
What is a society without a government, but a play area for those who already have wealth and power to run rough-shod over the poor, the dispossessed and the mildly well off?
Isn’t this the actual case of the matter, when it has been tried throughout time and space?
Isn’t there a reason why we have a government that is conscientiously aware of the society, such that the society doesn’t rise against the government, and the “stronger” elements of society don’t consume the weaker elements that they depend on for their well being and health?
How is a fox or wolf supposed to eat without a sustained pool of bunnies and sheep?
Machiavelli once said that a Prince should be as strong as a lion and as cunning as a fox. However, I also think that, in order to survive for any period of time, they must also be as gentle and benevolent as a sheep themselves, such that they do not consume the society or ruin it, thus, bringing about their own ends, on the tangible level of existence.
Some brains are able to grasp these things, others are not.
And it really does all come down to your brain as to whether or not you’re actually able to handle the burden and obligations of government.
Think about it.