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Posted on 11/29/2010 8:13:13 AM PST by Chickensoup
interesting and comprehensive
A SELF-HELP GUIDE FOR THE ASPIRING TYRANT
Copyright © 2010
I. Job # 1 disarm the people
II. The trains actually do have to run on time or so perceived
III. Subvert the language, the rest is easy
IV. Funny money- make sure youre the one laughing
V. Keep the peasants at each others throat not yours
VI. Scientists like money too
VII. How to disguise mob rule as representative democracy
VIII. Cross-dressing; from thug to statesperson
IX. How to keep your illicit love affairs secret
X. Know when its time to leave
Modern political visionaries whether they are a global healer or a regional thug
are reformers in a hurry. In the mad dash to perfect the human condition some
issues critical to career and longevity are overlooked. In contrast, an ascendant
visionary with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of despotism can extend
their legacy for months or even years before being deposed or assassinated.
To address these potential gaps in tyrant preparedness this guide is offered. The
reader will find carefully selected recommendations equally applicable for run-ofthe-mill oligarchies, utopian fantasies or fascist dictatorship.The Despotism Made Easy Series helps pave the way from those first usurpations right up to palatial exile. Each topic gets right to-the-point enabling a busy reformer with only a few minutes of free time before working over the financial sector to browse a topic for guidance The author would like to thank all the despots of the 20th Century that have made this series possible.
i. job # 1 disarm the people
Nothing puts a damper on a reformers day like a populace that will not embrace utopia. Of course, once dissenting voices are muzzled, the objections of the people will become more like white noise; an irritant but tolerable. But, and this is an important but, if the people are armed they can really play havoc with your agenda and legacy. Perhaps most disheartening to the reformer is the realization that armed resistance signifies that the people do not appreciate all youre trying to do for them. History teaches that radically altering the social, political and economic order without first disarming the populace is untidy. Most citizens, given enough incentive, will get with the program, but why chance it. An accelerating program
of firearm restriction, registration, taxation and confiscation will do much to ensure a smooth transition to a new era of social justice, equity, fraternity and
solidarity. As youre disarming the...
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ii. the trains actually do have to run
on time or so perceived
Youd be surprised how many aspiring reformers overlook the fact that after the soaring rhetoric has faded, the public expects some level of competence in government. This easy to miss oversight can wake up the people from their sleepwalking into servitude. Make no mistake, if Mussolini didnt make the trains run on time, they would have strung him up to a lamppost much sooner. Fortunately, people in the modern era are much less discerning. The perception
of competence satisfies them almost as much as the real thing.
Reformers, as we all know, are busy people and...
To some degree, yes. But the majority of people can be psychologically conditioned to accept pretty foul conditions as normal/acceptable. Stockholm syndrome.
You’re right. Expectations are being purposefully dialed back for succeeding generations. Well, for we plebes anyway. I’m sure Dear Leader or whomever is actually running things will still have fresh strawberries and creme.