Yes we suffer because of the narcissistic games of those who want everlasting power, who want to keep getting bigger and bigger, who want to die with the satisfaction of conquering the world, forever.
George Orwell's 'boot on the face of humanity forever' is not how demagogues view their ambitions. They cannot see how sick they are, and dependent on the minds and hearts of those whom they control and humiliate.
The crack is what saves us from the ideologies and our vanities that come and go. Even our achievements break at some point.
There's a crack in even the beautiful things that bless us.
Title is from Leonard Cohen's song "Anthem".