The People Always Support A Dictator
In every age and in every country, the people of every nation have always supported a dictator.
Ludwig Von Mises
But why? Why is it that people have always given up everything they have to bow to the king and kiss his ring? Why do people love supporting dictators and giving away their power?
This is a very big topic and I it can be answered many ways. Here is one take on it:
When nations are founded they are usually founded by just a small group of people of high integrity and intelligence - just a small clique who is interested in the pursuit of truth and development. This group inevitably helps others by creating a prosperous body that others may be able to benefit from, although these others may not necessarily coincide with or agree with the views of the founders. They were never part of the group of hard working and dedicated individuals that created this opportunity for them.
Look at the American Revolutionary War, only 3% of Americans actually got up and fought for America - the rest simply stayed home and watched basketball, so to speak. It has been this way for a long time and will most likely continue to be this way for a long time. And because of this we are going to always experience the tearing of a lesser energy sucking from that of a greater energy.
With all great civilizations you have a small nucleus of energy at the heart of the formation, a few people that represent the pinnacle of human development, and this group creates a huge stir in the world as it creates the new development. Unfortunately, there are but few great men in the world and as a result nobody is able to sustain this high level of moral, integrity and wisdom. Slowly but surely we experience the sucking of the lesser taking from the greater.
And such is the cycle of life. Majority of people can't and don't want to take care of themselves. Self-responsibility is foreign to their character. They don't want to develop their spiritual, emotional or even physical well-being. They want to engage their senses in whatever impulse strikes them.
Couple this with a small group of extremely intelligent people who want nothing more than power and you have all the ingredients needed for a dictatorship: Many stupid, lawless, apathetic people ready to support the every whim of the king and his aristocratic pupils. The king is able to afford all his luxuries and maintain his control by the expenditure of the people working to support their dictator. They are too consumed by daily life that they can never emerge or figure out how to grow past their paradigm of complete servitude. And dictators will do well to support the debauchery and vice practiced by his serfs as they dig their grave deeper each day, never for a minute suspecting that they've been had.
I say these things in light of the United States of America and the decline that we have seen. We are just about reaching our end and as I look back and study history I can see how it happened, why it happened and who was involved in making it happen.
I find it interesting that it is normal for people to make decisions that are almost completely the opposite of what the American Constitution says. We love Independence Day, but don't understand the premise of the Declaration of Independence declaring independence from the King. People have totally accepted the complete reversal of almost everything as a result of ignorance and apathy. They have accepted their own demise and are eagerly supporting it more and more on a daily basis - with high praise. It's like a sucking spiral spinning to the depths of hell and the people are loving every minute of the ride. They can't get enough of giving their money to criminals, destroying families, killing people, educating people on fallacies and denying God.
So why do people support a dictator? Because they have weaknesses that they are on this earth to help mend. But the king knows this and will do well to exploit such weaknesses and use these against the people for his own gain. And so this is the cycle of dictators ruling the world and the people loving it.