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All of Political History boiled down to one sentence
In 2015, UK PM David Cameron was clinging to power.
He didn’t expect a majority. He was just worried about retaining support of wavering Conservative voters. So he promised a Brexit referendum. The voters handed him the majority he didn’t expect. Damn. Gotta keep that promise now.
In 2016, he didn’t think they’d vote for Brexit. Double damn. Meanwhile, in the US, the press and political elite, 2016, couldn’t believe there were THAT many people who’d vote for Trump.
In 2017, PM Theresa May decided it was high time voters gave her a stronger majority in Parliament.
Uh-oh. They took her majority away instead, consigning her to history.
In 2019, PM BoJo called an election.
Jeremy Corbyn and the left-wing elite campaigned on the stuff THEY cared about, and were stunned when traditional Labour peeps voted Conservative for the first time in their lives. How DARE they! (Recent by-election results suggest they STILL haven’t learned their lesson.)
People don’t like being taken for granted, told what to do or told how to think.
There is something unnatural about being thrust into a position where you can just snap your fingers, and people scurry around like mice, doing your bidding.
When that happens ….
Something in the psyche can’t handle it. You forget to Serve, and start to Rule. With Contempt for the people who put you there.
The magic sentence?
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. — Lord Acton
Tempted to DEMAND you memorize it, but …..