Throughout history, time and time again, the same behaviors beget the same responses. Machiavelli over 490 years ago was just one of innumerable historians and philosophers who laid out this pattern, yet no one to this day who takes the reins of power seems to get it. They also said over and over that a one-time Pb injection or some similar intrusion of the flesh would not foment empathy for poverty, infirmity, or economic hardship of the masses.
I'm just one of many in the chorus of warning, simply reiterating history. Now I can only watch helplessly as those who ignore history doom themselves to repeated consequences.