The emphasis of governing principles being about control has turned the best of human nature into a reductionist cruelty.
Those at the 'top' find ways to restrict freedom, contain life, rather than encourage it. Political leaders must fall into the machinery of external control and use whatever powers they have to win from it. This is like negotiating with a tape worm growing inside you.
Of course the language is prettied up and sanitized by phrases such as "jobs and economy", or even "social justice". These notions imply we must fit into a thing instead of building on an idea. Originally the terms had positive meanings but have been corrupted so much they mean something else entirely.
Hegemony has spread in and over our imaginations. Being well adjusted has meant our own creative ideas take the back seat in a dark corner.
Many great thinkers know that we thrive on love. Great religions have focused on love as a binding covenant. But love has been ridiculed, reduced and dismissed where all the operative functions of civil society somehow are sinking beneath some form of violence - war, weapons, threats, misogyny, machismo, and the marketing of a proscribed rationality.
How will our spirits grow and branch out to conversations so that we can accept compassion and non-violence as a measure of our "economy".