Politics : Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

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Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

The latter, but policy matters more than either of those traits.
I don't want competent "rulers" either
if they are competently pursuing policies I oppose.










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Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Neither, because a shifty politician cannot be competent.

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Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

The latter of course, assuming that by "shifty and competent" you mean that they are able to change their policies according to what's the best for the country and not blindly sticking to their personal convictions.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Let's say untrustworthy.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

That's still very subjective. "Competent but untrustworthy" can still be much more trustworthy than "trusty but incompetent". It doesn't matter whether the misleading is intentional or not, so I prefer intentional misleading, that serves a goal, rather than stupid misleading, that only serves chaos.

Well, let's say that "trusty but incompetent" is in itself a contradiction. In my opinion one cannot be incompetent and trusty at the same time.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Competent is better than incompetent. I think you need to accept a little shiftiness in any competent politician. If they're not shifty they probably have a shifty guy hanging around to do the dirty work.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

I’ve had both in my lifetime. The latter is definitely less stressful.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

What inspired this question was a paper I read on international affairs in which the author noted that in many colonial societies people preferred the local bozos that they know and trust rather than the colonial administrators who may have been effective but didn't have their interests at heart. There was a parallel to how some people in the U.K. saw the Eurocrats in the period before BREXIT.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Interesting. I suppose in the first scenario, I’d rather someone trusted, but that’s more because they are local and align with my values. I think that’s a significant aspect of it.

BREXIT, however, just strikes me as pure stupidity misc1.gif

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Neither.

I want honest and competent ones.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Tough one.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

I'd like an artificial intelligence which isn't mired by biological appetites which can lead to self interest over that of those they represent as a leader.

Won't happen but if people believe in angels and gods then why not something more feasible? giveup.gif

Ding Dong! 🤡🌎

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

Get your ass back to TWD. It's being overrun with dumb topics.

Re: Q: you'd prefer trusted but incompetent rulers or shifty but competent ones?

In leadership trust comes from competency. A competent leader is one you trust will know what they are doing and will more often than not make the right decision. It is hard to have any trust in an incompetent leader.
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