From the demagogue's perspective, you are probably correct. But what the demagogue plays on are the basest human emotions. And in understanding this, you need to consider the compulsive pursuit of uniformity--the neurotic need to deny all the important qualities that make each of us unique. (For example, see Compulsion For Uniformity; or my new feature, today: Egalitarian Collectivism Sabotages Human Potential.)
It is that neurotic compulsion that provides Lenin's "Useful Idiots" & Keynes "Fools."
Yes, indeed. You've touched upon something very important here. In the course of working on my book, I've identified what may be called the corollary of the will to power: the desire to submit.
"He [Albert Camus] had noticed a modern impulse to rebel, which had come out of the French Revolution and the nineteenth century and had very quickly, in the name of an ideal, mutated into a cult of death. And the ideal was always the same, though each movement gave it a different name. It was not skepticism and doubt. It was the ideal of submission."
Paul Berman - Terror and Liberalism p46
Breathtaking, isn't it? Eric Hoffer, noted American philosopher, grants us another perspective what I have come to call the tyranny of the weak:
"It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from their sense of inadequacy and impotence. We cannot win the weak by sharing our wealth with them. They feel our generosity as oppression."
The weak and the power-driven are co-dependants in a horribly addictive scheme whose outcome is worse than war - wholesale slaughter, committed with energy and enthusiasm, and the imposition of cruelty, misery and slavery upon the survivors.
Again, thanks for youur insights and your clarity.