I suspect you're preaching to the choir here.
But I'm also afraid these wanna-be tyrants you mentioned do get most of their actual power from their dependents, especially.
Via the same old damaging thing, yet again - keyword : demagoguery.
What can we do against it? Maybe find non-forceful ways to reduce the number of their dependents, by helping those to emancipate themselves thanks to freedom-based, voluntary solutions we know of?
For a beautiful, quite uncommon/unexpected example:
I believe everything is economic in the end, in its broadest sense.
For better or for worse.
"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius
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