The will to power is a tough one to overcome. The paradox is, once having given up power, you realize that you never needed it in the first place.
The problem we have today is that far too many of us are willing to enforce our vision of what ought to be at the point of a gun. When and where rational me and women of good will disagree, each is free to shrog their shoulders and walk away and let reality be the fianl arbiter. The problem arises when either party seeks to 'improve' the others' judgement at gunpoint. Spiral-eyed liberal/marxist radicals and god-shouting fanatics occupy the same pew in the church of oppression and mass murder. They're worshipping the same set of death-oriented values, like it or not, know it or not.