While they might protest that they are doing things for the good of others, a close examination of their rhetoric leads only to the conclusion that whatever they are doing is designed to benefit them and everyone else can go to hell.
Some of us have been unfortunate enough to have people like that as bosses. Almost all of us come in contact with these people who love to quote facts, rules, and precedents as long as they support their intended outcome.
Most of these folks tend to try to get their way by shouting louder than others, trying to control the opinions of others, and threatening or insulting those that do not agree with them.
Few of these folks are interested in a process that will actually solve a problem unless it solves it in their favor. They attempt to bully anyone involved and end up looking like a toddler having a temper tantrum.
They are self-proclaimed experts on everything and of course their way of looking at things is the only way to look at issues.
I have spent a life standing up for what I believe whether it was equal funding for the education of children in rural New Brunswick or my sales team at Apple being paid fairly.
I was once told to apologize to the accounting people at Apple because I demanded that they fix their numbers and pay the over twenty people working for me correctly. I had people who had not been paid correctly for over nine months and an apology to the bean counters not doing their job seemed to me like an apology to the wrong people.
Over the years I have seen people threaten to do this or that if I did not do something. You cannot live your life to your own standards if you let someone force you to bend them. The only response to a threat is to stiffen your resolve.
What surprises me most is that so many of these scorched earth people who will do or say anything to get their own way, think that the horrible things they say and do have no impact. They might attack your reputation one day and act like nothing has happened the next day. They are oblivious to the consequences of their actions and part of that is because people are afraid to stand up to them.
Their inexcusable behavior creates waves of consequences that wash over us all. Often we end up having to do things that we would never had done if we were dealing with normal people.
It is long past time that we sentence people like this to life without real contact with the rest of us. If society is going to survive, why do we coddle those that seek to destroy it?
If your agenda is to take advantage of the rest of us while you get your way, why should you expect me to be so stupid to help you do it. It has never worked on me in the past and is unlikely to do so in the future so just save your threats for someone who has not seen it all before.