The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.
Demagogue: one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
No more than 1 man in 10 is really a master of the trade he practises. The rest take money for doing what they are quite incompetent to do.
The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. The demaslave is one who listens to what these idiots have to say and pretends to believe it himself.