>>223780690>not this retarded shit again
I understand your frustration, but [fear of power more than mine] is probably inherent to the human condition of NPCs
I will have to deviate a bit as political power is not pure power is not national power, but:
- it's the reason the kings of europe adopted christianity, hoping to utilize societal leverage that christianity was offering at the time
-- and then converted to protestantism when they realized having a pope miles away might sway the masses against them
-why UK was instigated war against germany
--why the UK instigated war against germany a second time [when they refused Hitler's peace negotiations]
-why the US was up in arms over the Soviet Union
-why the US is up in arms over Russia, China, etc.
-why (((certain groups))) infiltrated hollywood in the early broadway era and proceeded into other medias
It's terribly difficult for the human mind to conceptualize power as an inherent, passive construct due to the world we live in. We simply don't have super powered beings who have the power but little to no ambition and just want to live a peaceful live. We've only seen power utilized, and due to that we've developed a natural aversion and attraction to it.
Historical perspective aside, as a fictional trope it allows for easy storytelling. The anti-magic feelings, anti-nuclear feelings, anti-Hero feelings, etc. etc.