I’ve seen it discussed on this blog on numerous posts but it’s so important that it’s worth bring up again. Spend a moment or two reading about the Authoritarian mindset and how it’s poisonous to a free country.
Read about the Milgram studies showing people absolutely acquiescing to authority to the point of possibly killing people who were the target in the studies.
These are exactly the kind of people that made Hitler and so many of the other brutal dictators in our world’s history.
Read Martha Stout’s book, The Sociopath Next Door and you will get a feel for how these damaged authoritarian followers are such easy prey for a monster. All such easy followers are harmful to a democracy.
And the good news is they can be fixed once we admit we have a problem.