Thought of the day

WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES AUTOCRACY ATTRACTIVE.

IT RELIEVES FOLLOWERS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATROCITIES.

Also, there is something we might call “surrogate lawlessness,” akin to what the spectators of lions dvouring christians might have experienced. Or the attendees at a bull fight. The bull gets slaughtered because the spectators are scared. Sacrifice is supposed to conquer fear? But where does the fear originate? From abusive males who abuse to retaliate for having been abused themselves.

Power is the aphrodisiac of the powerless. And where does this perception originate? In the patriarchy. Autocrat is the patriarch stripped of paternity. And the reservoir of autocracy? The Church of Rome.