An individual is an authoritarian if they believe they have the right to require others to behave as they do, even when the variant behavior harms nobody, not even themselves. We don’t need to get into a discussion about why they may disapprove; that’s irrelevant. But we know that these individuals are threatened when they see other people are different. * Many borders are imaginary. There’s a place where nobody cares about the lines. The people speak both languages. They may wake up in Germany and go to work their fields in Poland. Taking the road to the market, they start out in one country, then cross over and cross back before they arrive. There are no passports. When they marry, they don’t ask about nationality, religion, gender, or what side of the bed they like to get up on. So we know it’s possible to exist with fluid boundaries. Why do authoritarians feel threatened?