4. Since the premise of present day conservative thought is to trust no one else
it is hardly surprising that abuse of trust is so rampant. Since their leadership will brook no logical questions and allow no dissent it seems they are victims of their own rapt faith.
I do not mean that ordinary conservatives deserve to be abused in this way. Given the character of their leaders I cannot see how they could possibly avoid it happening. Ayn Rand's basic premise, that those who can do deserve what ever they can get, is an extreme variant of BUYER BEWARE.