There is nothing anyone could say to change his mind.
Or his attitude.
Or his demeanor.
One could hardly expect him to respect those who practically asked to be demeaned, who did not try to rise above their lassitude, who did not take the opportunity when it presented.
So what if his wealth was carved out of others’ misery?
Someone had to do it. Someone had to step up to the plate and be the boss.
What did they expect him to be? A sniveling, prattling sissy like the ones who follow him?! They are lucky to have him.
Disclaimer: No offense intended to any amphibians. I know they are better than that. Image presented for illustration purposes only….