No more loyalty to oil bolstered monarchies without royalty. it is absurd to reject European politics but pretend that South America isn't ten times more sordid. They couldn't even have corrupt politician as politics isn't even known at all besides the power of the vilest, most malevolent and treacherous. It is an absolutely inverted pyramid of values, where the sickest invariably end up on top. That is not to say that whoever has some power is sick, it is just that if he is not, he won't stand a chance of bringing about anything besides some moderate personal wealth. Influences don't exist. Only chaos traps do.
This is the result of a lack of consistency at heart of the spoken word.
A place where words are merely the gestures that accompany the hands and feet.
In such a world no promises can be ever kept, no honour is possible, no clan can be built-
"I guess nothing can be done", as Mayor Colvin cynically sneered to Carcetti about the mayors power over Baltimore - this is true for any place where the word is just a frivolity.
Hence ROMA INVICTA; Romans understood the value invested in the word as the practical measure of human integrity. This is how they built.
" The strong do what they can do and the weak accept what they have to accept. "