Capable is one thing, willing another. Of course, if one judges "capable" from formal education, one can expect that draftees, who have average education, are better than those who choose the army. And, of course, once you have to spend your time anyway, you prefer a place more appropriate to your interests and education. No, it is not. The 1% favour almost exactly the two big parties, with the Koch brothers as the sole exception. That's long in the past. US democracy is much degenerated. The "one year wonder" was stopped by the US. Cheap "you have learned to" rhetorics, posing yourself into the position of a teacher, causes more damage to you than to me. Then, you have, especially in democracies, to distinguish between declared aims and real aims. It is, also, one of the big problems of democracy that the political choices supported by the public opinion are not only stupid in general, but more stupid than what an average guy would decide after a quite short consideration of the arguments. More than the 30 sec. time span. This extreme stupidity has to be distinguished from what the 1% want. They may err as well, nothing prevents them from believing into, say, Keynesian nonsense, but one could expect that they, instead, know very well that the Keynesian nonsense is in their own interest. But their interests are not told to the public. That for these 1% the war on drugs may be not only de facto, but intentional a civil war against the own population is a interesting idea, but I'm not sure if it is correct.