We don’t allow drunks to fly planes.
Because we understand that alcoholism is common, partly genetic, and very dangerous at 30,000 feet.
We therefore screen pilots to keep ourselves safe.
And alcoholics support this policy because they also want to fly safely.
Why do we allow our leaders to deny reality?
Reality denial is common, mostly genetic, and very dangerous.
Many key government policies are rooted in reality denial, and will cause much more harm than a plane crash.
Why don’t citizens demand we screen leaders for reality denial?
Because most citizens can’t see reality denial, and are not aware of Varki’s MORT theory.
And faster than you can say WASF, we’re back to denial of denial being the key impediment to making the future less bad.