Despotism is a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power. Normally, that entity is an individual, the despot, as in an autocracy, but societies which limit respect and power to specific groups have also been called despotic. (Wikipedia)
Democracy and Despotism have coexisted in the US since its founding. It permeates everything even now. My world of data is not immune to its effects. Oh, how naive I have been. Everything is subject to human inadequacies.
“It’s just the facts, Ma’am.”