In North Korea, they erect massive status of their glorious leader where people are made to come and bow down and cry. If they do not, bad things happen to them. Then they are all required to put a picture of their glorious leader on the walls of their house. Again, if they do not, bad things will happen to them. Now in the US, the worship is a little different. In Washington DC we see massive shrines to past political leaders. Men like FDR are revered as one of the greatest Presidents in US history, even though he arguably violated the Constitution worse than any other President in US history by locking up Japanese Americans due to racial prejudice and attempting the Court Packing Scheme to stack the Supreme Court in his favor to get his programs passed, etc. In fact, because of the vision of FDR and his "positive rights", he has become the forefather of the Progressive movement. No doubt, people like yourself worship at his alter every day saying what a great President he was, while saying in the same breath that Trump is by far the worst President. Funny how Trump is the racist while blacks enjoy the lowest levels of unemployment in US history and not once has thrown Americans in concentration camps like FDR did because of their race. Then Trump instituted a travel ban based on whether the people come from terrorist countries and not based upon being Muslim, something that Obama did as well, yet, Trump is the racist one. Funny how that works. But the bottom line here is, we all are in need of a shepherd. The Bible paints human beings as sheep. Those of faith recognize their God as their shepherd as where those not of faith adopt the state as their shepherd. The attitude of a statist is that without the helping hand of Big Brother, we would all be dying in the streets. From cradle to grave you wish to enact an ever present Big Brother to guide us and help us through life. Now this shepherd may not be a supernatural being, but men who assume the role are the next best thing. I've noticed that men like Lenin, Mao, Chavez, etc. all mummify themselves to be put on display when they die, as if they have immortalized themselves to be put on display for the sheep who could not possibly live without them, and they are idolized and worshiped as FDR is today. I also notice that the Left builds up their leaders as being the most intellectually gifted of the bunch to assume the role of glorious leader, as where the GOP front runner is always painted as a racist buffoon. And lastly, American politics has shifted power to the Executive Branch so that now we have a President that decides everything from what doctor we see to how our children are educated in the first grade. This has been accomplished by the deterioration of state rights and Congress delegating their job to the Executive Branch by creating a massive body of unelected bureaucrats who pass regulations that are just as powerful as laws, laws Congress was given to pass and not the Executive Branch. But that is how we are wired. As in the days of ancient Israel as the people stood up and demanded a king in 1 Samuel 8, today we do the same. We demand a human king who is flawed and corrupt beyond measure, or soon will be once given next to unbridled power. The Lord of the Rings pretty much nailed it.