By definition, leaders have a following.
Whether in our churches, our businesses or in our White House, they have risen to warrant some power.
But, however they’ve acquired said power, leaders must then guide “their flock” in some direction [no direction would itself be a direction].
They can either wield their energies to lift people up, to help. Or they can use them to knock people down and to frighten.
They can lead towards the light, or they can sow the darkness.
What is the point of the latter?
For the ones who have worked their entire lives to get where they are, when they finally arrive, Why would they use their power to injure? To divide? To destroy?
“Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.” — Steve Bannon 11/18/2016
“I’ll seek the light. Barak Obama. Luke Skywalker. God. That’s power.” – Eric Gatz 1/30/2017