The highest rulers, people do not know they have them
The next level, people love them and praise them
The next level, people fear them
The next level, people despise them
If the rulers' trust is insufficient
Have no trust in them
Where are we at these days? Between fear and despise, and we've come to the "Have no trust in them" level because they have no trust in us. Since things go in cycles, we are near a Change. How long? I don't know. But some sort of change is coming, and I don't think it's all that far off.