Bread & Circus – It’s election time in Sweden

There seem to be an actual decline in rational thinking. The west has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. They are idolised and treated as leaders, their opinion are sought on everything and they take themselves just as seriously – after all, if an athlete is paid millions of dollars every year, he knows he is important… So his opinions on foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important, too, even if he proves himself to be both ignorant and subliterate every time he opens his mouth. And the professional politicians (opportunists) follow suite, from mistaking these athletes and entertainers apparent importance for a real one – being unable as they are to tell the difference. The politicians however is a more dangerous pack since they can dazzle the crowds (of voters) with “Bread & Circus”.

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