I never quite understood the point in a modern sense how hereditary power can be any more useful or even as good as other autocratic measures.
Take for instance the House of Lords in the U.K or any monarchy in Europe.
Now while some monarchies in Europe does not use their power to gain political influence, I still do not understand how any modern people can say that it is good to have a hereditary
right to get political power.
I fully understand the meaning, its use and the purpose of autocratic (in lack of any better word, sorry) power, such as officers, military, academics or what have you.
But based solely on your heritage? Explain it to me, please
What rational reasons are there to give certain people the right to a throne or political influence based solely on their heritage and not their skills?