What do you call government by sociopaths?
It's obviously not a democracy, or rule by the people, even though it often masquerades as such. Sociopaths are master chameleons, very practiced at pretending to be normal, so it's only natural that they would use the same tactic while governing the masses, disguising their government as normal. Some would call it corporatocracy, or rule by corporations, but corporations are just facades for the sociopaths that control them. I've seen it called a kleptocracy, or rule by thieves, which is fitting. An oligarchy seems close, as the thieves do become a wealthy and powerful clique. But today, I learned of an even more appropriate description of the current rule by sociopaths that we wither under. It's called a kakistocracy, or rule by the worst element of society. Richard Sauder alerted me to this possibility here. He suggests that a better name for the United States of America would be Kakistan. You've got my vote on that, Richard!
Although not on any list of government types, I have another term that I think fits the bill -- a parasitocracy, or rule by parasites. It hardly qualifies as government, as it is more like an exquisite banquet for the parasites, and it doesn't seem likely that any people would voluntarily submit to being consumed. But clever parasites could manipulate the brains of the people through subtle mind control and get them to think that being consumed is not only perfectly natural, but highly desirable!
Does that sound ridiculous? Here are similar examples that occur in Nature. What makes you think that a tiny group of parasitic humans cannot exist and thrive right in front of our noses? Mind control, perhaps?
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