(Amerika) Societies start with autonomous people who can, if dropped in a forest somewhere, start providing food, shelter, water, defense, and entertainment for themselves. However a society becomes a replacement ecosystem and soon, a large number of people arise who could not exist without it.
These people have divergent needs from those of the autonomous people. As society goes on, the pretense of unity requires addressing these needs, at which point the lack of autonomous ability by individuals — by the social morality of guilt for those who are not having a good time — becomes viewed as a problem for society to solve.
From that inevitably comes bureaucracy, or a set of desks manned by faceless public servants to apply rules. The more rules you have, the more you need, because there are always exceptions. Where in nature the autonomous individual had to address these exceptions himself, in society he defers to the…Injecting Some Realism on the January 6th “Insurrection”