Buo Lai En
Like forefathers, like sons?
That US "royalty" are historically as closely related to one another as were their antecedents in medieval Europe (Shakespeare's "cousins-german") is not altogether unheralded; this has been clear to attentive observers at least since it was disclosed that Pres. Obama is kin to former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney. It is not the genealogical fact that is of most interest today, but what that fact may imply.
Although they form no more than, by the most liberal estimates, some six percent of the general population, it is known that psychopaths are disproportionately represented among the ruling elite in the US and virtually every other country of the world; it is also known that psychopathy is at least in part a hereditary condition. The question, then: Was King John Plantagenet a genetic psychopath (as the historical record would strongly imply, although it is not clear that any biological markers still exist by which this could be verified), and if so, to what extent have these modern aristocrats inherited that trait?
A good first step toward learning this would be to obtain brain scans from all holders of high elective office -- particularly those among whom this genealogical connection to King Lack-Ethics can be established -- and examine their uncinate fasciculi for abnormalities consistent with psychopathy. (In fact, as a matter of public policy, we would be wise to require submission to such a scan of all present and future candidates for such office.)
Confronted as we are by myriads of proofs of the essential amorality of our ruling elites, we should now use every means at our disposal to bare the roots of our global pathocracy. To learn, to know: Therein lies the foundation for every action by which we hope to better our lot, and without such knowledge we can only grope blindly toward the truth. And we cannot any longer afford to grope, for at stake in this endeavor is no less than the freedom of our minds from the blandishments of an aristocracy with more than the pride of Lucifer.