That's a rather narrow view point Scads. At least that's the way it came across.
It has 'always' been 'people' who have brought about dramatic changes in the world. We give our so-called 'leaders' way too much credit for the efforts of the many IMO.
History (not what's taught in our schools) is clear about this, including both good and bad results. The bad seems to rear its head whenever the people give too much power to the leaders, a most common result and also very much a part of being human, we're kind of lazy when it comes to this stuff.
After the 'fight' is over we just want to go home, spend time w/ family and relax, maybe catch up on some lost sleep ;)
Let the 'leaders' handle the details :?. Our first BIG mistake! Complacency settles in fast after a fight and until we become uncomfortable 'again' we don't worry too much about what's going on behind the scenes. (see current situation we live with today). This is true regardless of the Culture we might live in.
I've found that 'most' humans are considerably more complex than your implication Scads. I've personally met very few people I could place a definite label on with so much certainty. IMO its dangerous to do so.
'Simplifying' people (reducing them to a 'chair') by assuming or placing 'preconceived' notions, based on our own limitations (we 'all' have some) does little to effect progress for our intellectual growth, the conversation at large or eventual peace in the World. Its like leaving the middle out of a jig saw pic and calling it complete.
Fact is, none of the Worlds known political or religious systems throughout the ages have ever worked very well for very long (especially for the controlled), nor have any stayed w/in the boundaries of its stated 'mission' or plan once in power. Some examples please ? All political systems are initially based on 'theory' Scads, most never reaching fruition.
People are way too complex to have one person, one group, one religion, one political party or ONE anything, dictating a particular belief, lifestyle, religion (whatever) to anyone, or any other group of people. I don't believe the world will ever accept a Soviet Style system again, just Like I don't believe we will have nut jobs flying planes into buildings w/out a fight ever again, but who really knows for sure, not me ;).
IMO; (just mine now) It will NEVER work until 'we' (that means everyone) become more inclusive, cooperative and tolerant of others, (and that just ain't happening right now).
Personally, honestly I don't see it happening any time soon. Humans are still relying too heavily on that 'reptilian' part of our brains, still fighting over 'imagined' lines in the sand if you well.
What's best for the few as opposed to what's best for the many (think; Holiday shoppers or road rage as current examples), that's where most seem to reside these days, especially in the States IMO.
kathyp; What 'troubles' me is how easily 'certainty trumps civility' on this forum. I've gone back to 2006 in the archives (still reading), the majority of posters were respectful, engaging, and w/ very little condescension and almost no ridicule at all. But it eventually changed and "MANY" posters have since left, which allowed a rather one-sided position 'running' the show (its very enlightening, I'd recommend an archive visit to all, but since I love history....well..).