Medi·oc·racy: noun the state of domination created by a ruling class composed entirely of mediocre people, for instance, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, etc. There was no Reichstag fire. No storming of the Bastille. No mutiny on the Aurora. Instead, the mediocre have seized power without firing a single shot. They rose to power on the tide of an economy where workers produce assembly-line meals without knowing how to cook at home, give customers instructions over the phone that they themselves don’t understand, or sell books and newspapers that they never read.