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Do these sound like any political parties you know?

Onepercentocracy (one-per-cent-oc'-ra-cy) -- a system of government where the most fixated on power and money are elected by the wealthiest and most powerful greedy and entitled, and where the 1% of members of society least likely to care about the remaining 99%, are abundantly, disproportionately and excessively rewarded with goods and services provided off the backs of people anywhere in the world that can provide them for the cheapest price (a.k.a. the "Yellers").

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) -- a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of achieving, and where the members of society least likely to succeed or even to sustain themselves, are abundantly rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers (a.k.a. the "Whiners").

And the solution?

Meritocracy (mer-it-oc'-ra-cy) -- a system of government where the most capable of seeing and becoming committed to leading into a future that fairly and justly serves all are elected by those most wanting to and committed to improving the lot of everyone, and where all such people are rewarded by meaningful and significant lives and by respect, appreciation and esteem from everyone (a.k.a. As Good as It Gets, where everybody makes everyone else want to be a better person).

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