The problem with being pragmatic is that you tend to underestimate other people’s frustration and anger. Because you could never imagine wanting to wreck the whole thing, you have a deep and abiding belief that no one would ever desire such utter and complete wreckage.
But history really does tell us otherwise.
And the thing is, letting a madman run the entire country directly into the abyss by the fastest route possible is just as effective at utter and complete wreckage as convincing a whole bunch of common people to pick up pitchforks and torches, without all of the hard work of organizing. It’s really the kind of revolution a lazy and apathetic nation probably deserves.