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On Incompetence

Folks, as you might imagine I could write a post on this topic every day. 


Watch the cycle


Let's face it, incompetence is something I deal with quite often. Do you have to correct shoddy executioners, or overly conspicuous spies, or off-their-game prostitutes? Well, I do it all the time, and it's a wonder I still have the energy to crush dissent on my way to the bathroom (which I am doing more and more often). And that's just the tip of the iceberg. These days, incompetence is everywhere. I ask for agent provocateurs and I get milquetoasts with degrees in performance art; I send out for cold killers and I get thugs holding guns sideways. You just can't win. 


Which is why I am particularly disappointed in some of my fellow dictators.


I'm talking about you, President Sirleaf of Liberia; arranging to have drugs smuggled in your presidential car is amateurish enough, but don't then run to the media taking an anti-drug stance and claim the vehicle was 'decommissioned.' A child could see through that one.


Or newly 'elected' Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgia -- elected with a putrid voter turn-out of 35%. Don't you know anything about rigging elections? That number has to be between 95% and 100%, every time. Anything less shows you've got no respect for your profession. 


Finally, look at ex-President Morsi -- he had the world in his hands but couldn't do the simplest thing: appease the military. He even took forever to denounce his ouster for what it was. Moving too slow? That's clearly defined as incompetence in the Dictator's Handbook.

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