If only we could trust our scientists! And our world leaders. And all those nameless, faceless little guys who carry out the leaders’ will. If only.
Damn! Stupid peasants go around making their own decisions–no way! Those decisions should be made for them by people who know better.
And it’d be super-cool if we could trick them into thinking they’re still in charge of their own selves!
(Sorry–I can’t tell the difference between Screwtape and a Democrat anymore.)