They gave up on educating others. They saw what we have seen – that education will not work in most cases. It takes too long to make a good nationalist.
Human moves says that near the collapse of every great empire, learned men tried to awaken the people. They failed because the people were beyond saving. Some of these men were famous like Socrates or Soren.
It is an ugly truth: civilization and sanity are the EXCEPTION in our world.
Those who try to educate are fighting history and human nature. Most men are incapable of…..….. education and rationality. In their own way, the educators are as flawed asthe average man, because they are compelled to educate, even when it fails.
It must be hard to live around people after one sees and feels the truth.
At the slightest urging from their masters, the masses would slaughter anyone. Justify any atrocity, perform any misdeed and call it just. They will damn a civilian serial killer but praise the uniformed one. They look down upon the individual psychotics but fear the institutional ones.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. But man can only pay for so long. The veil of civilization blows away at an instant. The founders knew and understood, before the ink was dry, that their creation would fall.