This seems about right

The beginning of such safety as we may work out for ourselves is to regard our rulers as they regard us.

It's Angelo Codevilla, so read the whole thing.

From Ruling Class to Oligarchy - American Greatness
By its campaign and conduct of the 2020 election, the ruling class ceased pretending to be part of a constitutional republic. By treating fellow Americans as inferiors through word and deed…
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Keith Lowery

Follower of Christ. Husband. Father. Grandfather. Maker. Consumer of Data. Reader of Books. Writer of Code. Against the Darkness. For the Light.