Since NO ONE watches the watchmen and never can, the best we can do is continually fine tune systems that keep any one person or individual from becoming too powerful for too long.

This is the whole point of both representative democracy and capitalism (yes, they're imperfect).
See, as soon as you watch the Watchmen you become a 'watchman' - aka now it's your responsibility to curate 'truth' and immediately you're susceptible to the corrupting power therein.
So we use our human natures to keep us all in check, with a system where we all pull for our individual selves, individual goals, and choose things most likely to help us get there.

Like crabs keeping other crabs from climbing out, but because we've learned to fear the mob.
and in this analogy, a 'crab climbing out' is a crab that has convinced all the other crabs to abandon their own goals and to do what it wants.

It's an alluring idea- humans aligned toward a common 'goal,' and not to say it never works, but 9 times out of 10 it gets perverted.

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