"Obviously, there must be some connection between the subordination of actual individuals and the grotesque exaltation of symbolic ones like Kim Il Sung."
From Richard North, EU Referendum:
"However, very much in the character of a mountain meeting an immovable object, there was a whisper, mid-month that Merkel was looking to overhaul the German constitution, with a view to emasculating the powers of the constitutional court. This story is now gathering momentum, if not substance, with a further report in Speigel, suggesting that the court is at risk of losing its jurisdiction over European issues."
That the leaders of Germany and the United Kingdom both appear to have a common aim, namely to indulge in a gross exaltation of symbolism, cannot now be beyond doubt. Perhaps they both need reminding of yet another quotation, one apparently misattributed:
"Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad."
See what happens, dear reader, when you have unfettered 'representative democracy'? You end up with an 'elected dictatorship'!