“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad man.” ~Lord Acton
That is what they say but I disagree, I think corrupt men perceive power and reach for it quickly, whereas men that are not corrupt see responsibility and they reach for it slowly and after much deliberation. While one perspective sees it as a duty and wants to protect others from himself the other perceives himself as incapable of doing anything wrong and perceives himself as always the cause of the good because he was over-coddled by his mommy. This is why I say that the child and the mother have psychopathic brains.
It is really a tautology of the dunning-kruger effect.
The relationship between the mother and child is a vertical relationship, an up down relationship, an authoritarian relationship. The mother is right to manipulate and lie to and spy on the child because she is doing it for his own good and is smarter than the child. Structures of authority attract psychopaths who are natural social climbers because they feel superior to everyone else, not equal to and while they are not responsible and they never contribute more than they consume they feel that they can never do anything wrong and the concept of protecting others from themselves NEVER occurs to them.
Consider if you will the election between Gore and Bush. Gore is a multiple genius that helped invent the internet. His concern was for the nation and not for his legacy.
Will Durant described oligarchy as happening when a rich ruler was tired of paying for a dead beat relative so he would give him a position where he could extract a tax from the people. The lazy ruler knowing why he had the position would not even attempt to fill the office faithfully and would take every advantage the position had to offer without making a single contribution. Eventually, the society would collapse or revolt after it stopped creating value for its citizens and people couldn’t take it anymore.
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ― Thomas Jefferson
“You have to have a revolution every 200 years to kill off the crooked politicians.” -Thomas Jefferson
Think for a moment about what is happening in Pakistan, people are lying about their neighbors saying that they are terrorists so the military raids and kills them. Then some other family retaliates. This does not serve them, it serves the authority. It reifies and expands external authority. This is why in EQUITY IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIP THEORY, you stay in the relationship and succeed together because failing together invites the external judgments and intervention. Equality under reason, every person in the group and in the relationship, MUST recognize the authority of reason and participate with it or be responsible for the dissolution of the relationship. And it is the fault of the stupider, weaker, less correct person in the relationship, the psychopath in the relationship that deserves ALL of the blame. It is not until people learn how to recognize the psychopath and confront their behavior that the relationships and nations that were conceived in liberty will stop going to shit.
25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26“In your anger do not sin”d : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,27and do not give the devil a foothold. 28Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.