When a criminal comes along who will lead them to disaster, they welcome him, they acclaim him and give him power
"When someone proposes a policy that is inspired by generosity, disinterestedness, and concern for the most deprived, very few people decide to support him. But if he talks about the possibility of overthrowing others in order to take their positions, their wealth, or their privileges, a crowd follows him. What conclusion can we draw? That human beings still need to suffer; there is no other explanation. Perhaps one day, because of their suffering, they will understand what concerns and activities will help them to blossom. You think I am cruel? ...No, I am sad to say it, but human beings need to suffer in order to understand. When a messenger from heaven presents himself, someone who can enlighten human beings on the direction to take, do they listen to him? No, and not only do they not listen to him, but they persecute him. And when a criminal comes along who will lead them to disaster, they welcome him, they acclaim him and give him power. It is they themselves who provide him with the means of destroying them. It is clear, therefore, that human beings need to suffer in order to understand once and for all to whom they must listen and whom they should follow. "