He is the archetype of the intellectual in power, starting out by spouting high-sounding ideals and ending up with baskets of heads and blood in the streets.
I am an intellectual and have zero power, despite my Totally Awesome White Male Privilege.
But if, in my fantasy, I were Consul for Life in the post-American Commonwealth, there would be rivers of blood. And it would be no accident.
That makes me a Mindful Intellectual, a Conscious Tyrant.
In my dreams.