Be aware that love, compassion, health, and respect are the main reasons for using force against you and all individuals who do not agree with the various flavors of authoritarian beliefs out there. Such people quite enjoy using their perceived sense of power, whether it stems from being in the majority, or from being in an actual position of power, to compel you to bend to their will. They’ll even forfeit their own will over to what they perceive as powerful, just for the chance to feel powerful for a moment themselves; it’s power by association with the beliefs of the powerful. While fleeting, it’s addictive, and their Machiavellian reasoning of the compassionate “ends justifying the means” gives them the rationalization they need to get hits of their authoritarian drug—at your expense.
I find it fascinating that so many people use love, compassion, health, & respect as their reason for compelling others to submit to their will, & crave the use of government backed force on all who refuse to bow to their Machiavellian form of kindness.
Machiavellianism is defined as the political theory of Niccolò Machiavelli, especially the view that any means can be used if it is necessary to maintain political power. The word comes from the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, born in 1469, who wrote Il Principe (The Prince), among other works.
In modern psychology, Machiavellianism is also the name of a personality trait, characterized by a duplicitous interpersonal style, a cynical disregard for morality, a lack of empathy, and a focus on self-interest and personal gain
The variation of Machiavellianism that we find today is that Social Justice, Vaccines, compelled speech, compelled diet, and immigration is loving, respectful, compassionate, and healthy, and therefore grants one the moral high ground to persecute, punish, coerce, and harm any and all opinions to the contrary—no matter how reasonable and evidence based they may be. Anybody who goes along with the compassionate majority also get to feel morally superior, and therefore justified in using coercion against those who disagree with them. Make no mistake, this is just a variation of Machiavellianism, as rather than it being “the ends justify the means” to obtain and keep political power, it is the “ends justify the means” to make the world a better, more loving place. It’s just as authoritarian, corrupt, and morally bankrupt as the original, but sounds much more altruistic and egalitarian along the way.