This isn't about any one government, nor is it "politics and religion". It's about the "idea" of government. I was unlucky enough to grow up in a country that gave me the choice of not studying history and I chose incorrectly. In the last several years I have been catching up on the roll of governments. The one I came to learn through the media isn't real and the only reason governments were put into place in the first place was to line the pockets of the ones in power. And I believe this still holds true today. It seems to me, quite simple. A group of people will run a country until they become so unpopular that the people rise up and threaten to throw them out of government. So that group throws out ideas and promises to the public in order to stay in power. We can say yes or no, and most times we say yes to the group in power. Maybe out of laziness, selfishness or worst of all ignorance. People in power steal, lie or cheat to some degree and every country's population allows it. Governments are aligned with every major industry and the heads of these industries can become close friends with the leaders of the country. True meaning of Government: Built to make the ones at the top rich and powerful. True meaning of Government with the spin: Built to make the ones at the top rich and powerful. Yet, you can't tell the people this or they won't listen, so let's say "we are here to help lead the country into a wonderful, strong future". Current meaning of Government although nothing has changed: "Built to lead the country into a wonderful, strong future". Forget where I'm from, forget you're from, is any of this true? And if so, why is it still in operation? It can't be good for the future of anyone. That's as simple as I can make it. Doesn't this seem a little like Julius Caesar or Achilles and Agamemnon?