Why do plutocracy and fascism rise, as the situation gets worse?
The answers are deep. Fascism goes to the very root of herd behavior. The nature of plutocracy goes to the very root of the loving, albeit demonic apes we are. Our brains are constructed to exhibit these behaviors.
The rise of civilization concentrated, and amplified power, a bit as in the cavity that make a laser work.
The rise of money complicated matters. Money is symbolized power. It becomes real power when it is transacted. (That is why financial transactions ought to be taxed.) Power onto others, real or potential, is how Pluto makes Himself manifest. To INTEREST people who have money to lend it, one had to use, well, INTEREST. But then this interest makes money grow proportionally to itself.
In other words, civilization with money and interest ("capitalism") is endowed with a mechanism to make Pluto grow exponentially.
This was long discovered, by countless civilizations. It has also been forgotten, countless times. When it is, a society becomes a plutocracy. A plutocracy, basically think like one. So, in the fullness of time, it becomes stupid, like North Korea.
Stupidity creates difficult situations readily, so plutocracy leads to situations of war that justify its further existence. Thus stupidity itself, although, in the end, it kills plutocracy, makes it blossom further, for a while. Here we are.
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