I specifically want to kill anyone who makes even the slightest appeal to Authority -- with the Authorities being first against the wall when the revolution comes.
Why of course you would. Because when Those Who Know More
about the subject step forward to block the path of the Republican Corporatists, it can be inconvenient for them.
In a world where most DO NOT KNOW
, even a little, they have no choice BUT to appeal to Those that do know
the most about the subject.
The Republicans want to replace Those that do Know
being in a position of Authority on the subject, with their own political leaders, who don't appear to know squat, but support wealth accumulation above all else. (That is how Religions work. See the rise of the Catholic Church.)
Faith above Reason. With the faith that wealth accumulation (and wealth concentration) is the highest good.
Republicans are at their core Fideists