“When we feel a lack of personal control, we compensate by looking for order or predictability in our environment. So we desire and perceive governments and gods to be particularly powerful. Those who suffer inequity often even defend the social system responsible, rather than accept that life has been unjust.”
Based on Friesen and Kay as reported in NYT 22 June 2013
Case in point, the popularity of Putin in Russia and popular working class support for the Republicans who are anti-labor in US.