On getting a crowd of people in Hamburg to kneel, he carries on..
To which a lone old man stands and respondsIs not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? Itâ€™s the unspoken truth of humanity: that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your lifeâ€™s joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.
I think there is a fair amount of truth in his words. From my experience most people would rather follow than lead, and will look for an authority figure to decide for them in many situations. Perhaps it's a weakness of personality, but I find myself reluctant to take a stand, and risk exposure.Not to men like you.. there will always be men like you
I wouldn't necessarily submit to someone who threatened physical violence, but if someone wanted take control and I thought that they were wise enough to make decisions in everyone's interest and not just their own, then I would probably be quite happy to leave things in their hands.
Is that a remnant of a willingness to submit to 'command hallucinations'?