I think that's a bit harsh.Mr. Blackhill doesn't want people to have individual choice. He wants the government to make all the decisions.
I prefer to think for myself and make my own decisions, and am willing to live with the consequences. Mr Blackhill is willing to give up his freedom if it means that he no longer has to be responsible for anything. That's how cowards live.
But I think that it's a bad idea that leaving all the decisions up to someone who doesn't know your, or understand your situation, or have to deal with the consequences is bound to be a suboptimal solution, and many times might be an outright BAD solution.
The best societies allow more freedom and innovation, the worst have centralized authority and control.
The thing is, while I'm intelligent, educated, informed, and capable. I assume Mr Blackhill is as well, neither one of us would be happy if we had to abide by the others decisions on a wide range of topics. That's what those who support authoritarians don't seem to grasp, they think it's fine as long as "the right guy" is in charge, well guess what, it often won't be. Remember the US gave all sorts of Power to Obama, which ended going to Trump.
As much as MrBlackhill may be happy with having all the decision making power, he won't be as happy when I have it.
The best answer we've come up with is to let each of us make our own decisions as much as possible, and have a powerful authority dictate as little as possible.
Unfortunately many lack the education on why this is a good idea, and want to regress to an all powerful dictator model.