Tom has already covered this subject but I thought this Democracy Now video was very good.
Joseph Schmitz is the complete opposite of me and probably most people, I hope. I try as hard as I can I can't get my head into people like Joseph Schmitz, but I just don't get them. I have always wanted to try amateur dramatics and that might be good way of getting into other people's heads.
Joseph Schmitz seems to have no problem getting involved with the dirty side of things. This guy is scary.
Some people view extreme selfishness as their right and that it also proper for their class to rule the world, which they see as God given, maybe. For instance, you might think that your class, the ruling class, are particularly clever and so deserves all the merit, when in fact they are just really very cruel and ruthless. This is an extreme form of authoritarianism: These are the guys who are in charge because they should be in charge, because they always have been in charge. They are your rightful rulers and superiors. I think I might have a better understanding of people like Joseph Schmitz now. It's a crazy world view not based on a true meritocracy at all, but Might is Right.
Even most Conservatives tend not to take this view and so Joseph Schmitz got thrown out of The John Birch Society for being far too radically right wing.