Most people are still operating under the assumption that there are 'Good men' - and that the problem is to find them, and get them to do what needs doing.
But that is just an assumption; and there seem to be many areas of life, many aspects of social functioning, where there are no Good Men - or else (which is equivalent) the Good Men are very few, and there is no knowable mechanism for locating them (unless you already know so much about that function that you don't need them).
For example; it is recognized among his supporters that President Trump has been - for more than four years - surrounded by incompetents and traitors to his cause.
Opinion is divided as to whether this was Trump's fault, because of his own incompetence at choosing his team - and those who regard it as evidence of the deceptiveness and depth of the deep state/ Establishment, and their capacity for control or sabotage.
What I have not seen suggested is that there are actually zero competent and honest people available at all, anywhere.
Yet, that is what I believe to be the case - extrapolating from my inside experiences with science, academia and health services; and observing what the powers-that-be actually Do (while ignoring what they say).
The are No Good Men*.
For example; if you want a Good psychiatrist in 2021, then - so far as I know - you will not find one anywhere in the UK. If you want a Good epidemiologist - likewise. More obviously, if you want a Good politician, or any person in a senior managerial position - you are out of luck, because there are none.
The stunning example is, of course, the birdemic; which has revealed such cosmic levels of dishonesty, incompetence and lunacy as to dwarf anything I have ever heard about anywhere.
After a year of this - essentially Nothing is known about the birdemic; Nothing At All, At Any Level. (Even-less-than-nothing is known about the claimed-to-be-protective birdemic peck since everything alleged about it has been post-coup.)
And there is No Good Man to ask.
When everybody with power or influence is lying, manipulating, covering-up, sabotaging, grafting, shirking etc - nobody understands anything, nobody can predict anything, nobody can control anything...
There are many, many reasons for this - reasons genetic-biological, social, political, ideological, legal, economic and especially religious why the quality of personnel has gone down and down over recent decades.
I have written volumes on the causes of worsening functionality among people. But there are so many adverse trends that the primary difficulty is knowing which are the main factors.
Indeed, so far has the quality of personnel gone down, that it has destroyed our capacity to notice and measure the extent of this decline - since the people responsible for analyzing and quantifying personnel quality have declined equally fast.
We are in a world with No Good Men in public discourse - there are No Good Men with power, status, influence or wealth.
...None who are honest; and very few who are even minimally competent - but these don't count, because dishonesty destroys competence.
We therefore live in a world where nobody in power knows what they need to know (and which, fifty years ago, they would have known); and a world where nobody can do anything difficult. And indeed even easy things are less and less well done, on a weekly basis.
The only thing that Modern Men are Good-at are the demonic attributes; such as lying, evading responsibility, taking the easy option, lining their own pockets, and encouraging sins (especially lying) while being proud of it.
*Added from the comments: Trump misunderstood the problem as being a group or organization of corrupt people, but the problem is the all-pervasive demonic influence of evil. It is literally everywhere, they have all sold their souls. There was nothing to root out or fix, etc. There is no group of people, or person, or anything that can be removed. This post clarifies it further - there were no "good people" to hire to replace the bad ones. Comment: I'm sure this is correct. Where DT was culpable - while in office - is in failing to state and explain this to the US public. However, since the election, and by DT's actions in exposing the mass-conspiracy of lies - the fact of No Good Men among the Ruling Class has been demonstrated starkly and explicitly (to those still capable of discernment).
NOTE: Counter-examples of Good Men in public life are only valid if you know they are Good Men. Otherwise it is probable that you just don't know enough about them.