P oliticians don’t have merit as leaders because they don’t care about you and don’t act for your benefit. Even if politicians wanted to improve the world, none of them are smart enough to do it. Career politicians specialize in smiling and shaking hands; they are two-faced power brokers who play along with the super-rich while keeping you in the dark. They’ve shown again and again that they’re neither willing nor able to represent the general will of the people. They represent the will of the elite. This is not meritorious—it’s psychopathic.
A meritorious person has proven that she is capable of using her power for the benefit of everyone. She is talented, with relevant skills and proven experience fixing social problems. Does this sound like a politician to you? Do your politicians respect civil and human rights? Do your politicians implement the general will of the people?
Our democracy has completely failed to select meritorious leaders. The people who run society are not remotely meritorious. Usually they are corrupt lawyers with no useful skills. They couldn’t solve social problems if they tried (and they don’t try). They often care nothing for the general welfare and are instead obsessed with personal wealth and glory. These people have no merit. Throw them out. Bring in the meritorious.