Michael Ledeen said,
But we elect the government itself, as if we were the very incarnation of wisdom. We are “alternately made the playthings of [our] ruler, and his masters, more than kings and less than men.” We may chuckle, but it is the rueful laugh of the powerless.
It is not the rueful laugh of the powerless. It is the bemused chuckle of the sane at a wild-eyed lunatic.
Michael Ledeen was wrong on the internet.