Notably, Rasputin really was threatening the empire—many historians consider him a significant contributor to the revolution. The suggestion here is that trying to change the working system from the inside—being a Donald Trump—can lead to a completely different system replacing it. The replacing system might be worse in a completely different way, or it might be better, but either way it’s going to cause a lot of pain in the mean time. Be careful what you try—destroying the FDA or the CDC may just lead to more people refusing to get vaccinated or wear masks, while simultaneously leading to snake oil or to a resurgence of other diseases. A gain in one area leads to being much worse off in others.