It's an absurd version of the modus operandi.
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities
(October 26, 1883 - November 08, 1970)
The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations.
The past doesn't equal the future.