If one meets a powerful person–Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates–ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?” If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic system.
Brits Labour-politicus Tony Benn (1925-2014), die eerder vandaag overleed, in een toespraak tot het House of Commons (2001).