"What happened to the governments?"
"According to tradition, they fell into gradual disuse," he said. "They called elections, declared wars, collected taxes, confiscated fortunes, and tried to impose censorship, buit nobody on earth obeyed them. The press stopped publishing the news and photographs of government leaders. Politicians had to find honest work; some of them made good comedians or good faith healers. What actually happened was probably far more complex than this summary."
-Jorge Luis Borges, Utopia of a Tired Man