East vs West - 2

Clever tyrants are never punished.
— Voltaire

THE SEARCH FOR SELF IN THE MATRIX OF SOCIAL GOVERNANCE

Society is a collection of individuals.  That is the only truth we can work with.  The rest is speculation, theory, or a collection of ideas emanating from history's wise men.  However, one other constant in the matrix of social governance is that their has always been a strong ruler at the head of society's governing structure (the only aberration that I know of are the Zapatistas) .  It could be argued that this is a natural order stemming from the social structures within nature where the alpha male and females control the 'herd".  Whatever it may be, the consistent state of affairs has been king, emperor, warlord or democratically elected leader.  A leader that was judged not merely upon their merits, but their cleverness, their ability to avoid being punished.