“It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

–Douglas Adams

The famous author of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and an astute political essayist and satirist rightfully deduced that the people who are eligible to hold office are rarely recognised by popular mandate to hold the very position they contest for. It is all a matter of the sustainability of political culture where people are more often than not bought off with heavy-handed promises and fall into the trap of picking those who they believe serve their purposes the best as opposed the larger purpose of public good. Similarly, if we consider the diplomatic abilities of both Trump and our Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, we find that the ever present loyalty of their followers serves as the central source of their hold on such a high office. The majority that serves to elect these people does not have any knowledge or the ability to deduce what is best for themselves let alone anyone else.