“(The Ephesians) said: nobody shall be the best among us; and if someone is outstanding, then let him be so elsewhere, and among others.”
Eric Hopper, The Open Society and its Enemies
So democracy gives a voice to envy and class warfare leading to the great equalizer – totalitarianism. The only problem is that those who take power under this tribal form of government are the very people ostracized under democracy – the elites.
As people demand that government take power away from both them, and those that have earned their way through life, they in effect create an even worse class of elites than they ever intended.
And these elites eventually answer to no one.