This story of a Belgian woman who drove 3000 km off track by relying on her GPS is a metaphor for government. She intended to travel 61 km to Brussels, but mindlessly followed the instructions of the GPS and ended up driving 1500 km before realising her mistake.
So too if we rely on government to take decisions on our behalf – brain atrophy is one risk, ending up at the wrong place is another. Government is like a big GPS device – from the outside it looks logical and well-functioning, but it is capable of taking you precisely to the wrong destination.
The Belgian woman eventually discovered her mistake. But many citizens take their mistaken belief in the omnipotence and omnibenevolence of government to their graves.