Why People Will Often Stand Behind Mass-Murdering Leaders: 1
Ever wonder why people were willing to follow people like hitler, stalin, mao, pol-pot, franco or mussolini?
Some of you might believe that their followers were stupid. I believe otherwise..
Every single “strong leader” came into power by being populist. In every single case, the governments that had preceded them were ineffective, supremely corrupt or nonexistent. These leaders merely fulfilled the people’s need for a government that was not worse than useless.
Throughout human history, such leaders come into power only after the government that precedes them is no longer trusted by the majority of people. How did Caesar come to power? How did Napoleon? What about Ivan “the formidable”? FDR? Genghis Khan?