Don’t criminal psychologists document that pathological behavior is displayed in increments?
Yes, deception is the common trait of all dictators. After they achieve control, they no longer care what the common people think. At this point, the government is so universally corrupt they can rig all future outcomes in their favor. This is where we find ourselves under Zero’s reign. Does he really care now whether the masses have finally figured out that he is a dictator? What can they do about it now?