Brilliant again, Jessica. You might add that the most dangerous combination is an autocratic political leader and conspiracy theories. One level higher: states that are built on it. When an autocrat becomes a believer and the shaman of a cult, freedom, truth, equality are damned. It looks like there is a law: insecurity and angst lead to seeking security in conspiracy theories, autocrat leaders corroborating those theories will be believed and supported. Consequences: truth, science, journalism and modern art will suffer attacks of the autocrats and be often prohibited. Examples: Trumpism, Chinese State communism, Russian cynism, Turkish islamism. Another consequence: autocrat billionaires will take over if democrat billionaires fail to support the pillars of democracy. Suspects well known.

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