"We are ruled by people who have achieved the remarkable distinction of being both dull and frivolous."
Theodore Dalrymple. The problem is the idea that we need "rulers" at all.
I think that my analogy might be better: We have elected a government of six year olds, given them a truck full of dynamite, and told them to build something.
The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars . . . .