30 years ago, I was one of 200K in Boston who came out to see a single leader. We weren’t a cult or sheep. The leader didn’t turn into Hitler. He was no “grifter”. We came together as progressive, conservative & libertarian Americans.
You‘re entitled to know: it’s very possible.
We‘re now discouraged from the heroic impulses that we all feel from birth. Leaders are all said to be narcissistic. Powerful people are power mad. Dissidents are all “disgruntled”. Successful entrepreneurs are ‘grifting’. There are “no lone genius” examples. Etc.
This is all BS.
I never got to see MLK who died when I was a toddler. I did get to know what this is like however. And it was such an honor to know that it is possible.