Because I've got a feeling we're going to need it.
Democracy is all well and good, but such a tiny minority holds such disproportionate power over the rest of the world. And the rest of us are helpless bystanders in a democratic process that we have no say in, but which affects us all profoundly.
How American banks behave affects the rest of the world. 2008, anyone?
How Wall Street and American mega-corporations behave affects the rest of the world.
And how the American president behaves affects the rest of the world.
With such power should come some responsibility.
But with Donald Duck in the pilot's seat, squeaking "America first, America first" I'm not too hopeful.