You know; ordered as opposed to random, just because I feel like being a smart ass.
The most ignorant, uninspired person in the room is the one who’s most interested in running things.
The person who’s doing nothing, seeing the person who’s doing something, will become irritated and try to tell the person who’s doing something that he’s doing it wrong or that he shouldn’t be doing it, and/or that the doer is victimizing the non doer with all his inconsiderate and irresponsible doing. Failure in that strategy requires falling back on plan B; taking credit for the works of the doer that could not be redirected or discouraged.
The non doer views the mastery of this simple strategy as incontrovertible proof of superior intelligence and worth.
This is the basis of all politics, in the same sense that space, time, matter and energy are the bases of life– It is a fundamental law of nature.