Not Whither
Note to the Law & Governments: Labour & Riches by John Ruskin

Ames, by report of Waldo Emerson, expressed the popular security wisely, saying,

"that a monarchy is a merchantman, which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock, and go to the bottom; whilst a republic is a raft, which would never sink, but then your feet are always in the water."

Yes, and when the four winds (your, only pilots) steer competitively from the four corners,
ancient greek
perhaps the wiser mariner may wish for keel and wheel again.