ii. the trains actually do have to run
on time or so perceived
Youd be surprised how many aspiring reformers overlook the fact that after the soaring rhetoric has faded, the public expects some level of competence in government. This easy to miss oversight can wake up the people from their sleepwalking into servitude. Make no mistake, if Mussolini didnt make the trains run on time, they would have strung him up to a lamppost much sooner. Fortunately, people in the modern era are much less discerning. The perception
of competence satisfies them almost as much as the real thing.
Reformers, as we all know, are busy people and...
To some degree, yes. But the majority of people can be psychologically conditioned to accept pretty foul conditions as normal/acceptable. Stockholm syndrome.
You’re right. Expectations are being purposefully dialed back for succeeding generations. Well, for we plebes anyway. I’m sure Dear Leader or whomever is actually running things will still have fresh strawberries and creme.