22 06 12 - 11:15A wannabe grand unification theory of politics:
But most relevant for present purposes is the authorsâ conclusion that power makes people more likely to focus on potential reward (rather than potential threat), to be impulsive and make snap judgments (rather than think things through carefully), and to pay less attention to what others perceive, think, and feel. - Ottawa Citizen
Observe pattern, search for correlation, find trendy theory that unites the two. Now you've created FACT in the eyes of most of these egalitarian incompetents.
In reality however, being in power in a democratic time means that every single interest group or person near you will be firing off ideas and facts at you constantly. You win by filtering out the feelings, perceptions and thoughts of others and focusing on the biggest patterns.
We could blame power for this. Or be honest and say that power requires you cut out 99% of what people are thinking, because that stuff is off-topic and the antithesis of power as a result.