People with little brain and big aspirations follow a predictable pattern of behavior. They bully or coerce. The question is why this common behavior often goes unrecognized for a long time. And the answer, I think, is because we tend to focus on or get distracted by the effects and the affected, rather than the perps. Then we go into compensatory mode instead of simply imposing restraints and stopping the bully in his tracks.
Or perhaps we even conclude that all talk, no action is not so bad. Which would be true if it were not for the triangulators just waiting to do the dirty deeds at the bully’s command.