The revolution you see today had to start at the top because the people – the voters – were unwilling to spark revolutionary change. Power then imposition, through the institutions and the bureaucracies onto the population. Enabled by the constraints on bureaucratic power being unenforced and the limitations on legislative authority being ignored. Elections thought to reflect the will of the people instead force on the people the will of the elected.
The part about voters being unwilling to spark revolutionary change is right. I’ve long decried European voters who time after time forego opportunities to empower patriotic parties. Canada and California had a chance to get rid of their resident zealots but voted to retain them. The U.S. is no different. We tolerate buffoons, grifters, and the controlling influence of the billionaire class why? Soros should dictate who is a proper prosecutor? Dark money and Zuckerbucks should slosh over the electoral landscape to further whose agenda? A lot, if not all of that is understandable in light of our vast parasitic underclass but still.
Mencken said every once in a while “[e]very normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands [and] hoist the black flag
, and begin slitting throats.” Now would be good. All peaceful like, of course.
 “Revolutions And The Curse Of Democracy.” By Techno Fog, ZeroHedge, 8/5/22 (emphasis removed).
Our bellies are full. It’s not a perfect predictor, but in general the populace doesn’t rise up if they’re not hungry.
As for Europeans and Canadians and Californians and Americans continuing to vote in the same old thieves, bumblers, and tyrants, did they really? It’s increasingly obvious that there’s a bit of a variance between the votes cast and the totals reported. And it seems that the variance always goes in the same direction.