Saturday, August 25, 2018

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SIGNS OF IMPENDING TYRANNY!

If a tyrant does any of the following things, look out! These are warning signs that he or she might be making a move to topple a democracy and gain control.
  1. Demands total and personal loyalty from all appointees. 
  2. Organizes military parades and other choreographed shows of force. 
  3. Threatens to fire independent prosecutors who get too close to the truth. 
  4. Spreads conspiracy theories about “Deep State” forces seeking to oust them. 
  5. Refers to top-ranking military leaders as “my” generals. 
  6. Threatens to jail political opponents. 
  7. Claims to have won an election by a landslide even after losing the popular vote. 
  8. Stokes tensions abroad, such as trade wars and even the specter of nuclear war, to distract from efforts to consolidate power at home. 
  9. Circumvents the independent press and communicates directly with followers. 
  10. Turns the public against critical journalists or media outlets, calling them “deceitful” and “scum”. 
  11. Vilifies legislators and judges who are critical of the regime. 
  12. Repeatedly claims massive voter fraud in the absence of any evidence, in order to restrict voting in subsequent elections. 
  13. Repeatedly tells "big lies", causing the public to doubt the truth and to believe fictions that support the tyrant’s goals. 
  14. Blames crime on immigrants or racial or religious minorities, and foments public bias and hatred against them. 
  15. Threatens mass deportations, registries of religious minorities, and the banning of refugees. 
  16. Separates refugee children from their parents, and incarcerates all of them. 
  17. Attributes civil unrest to “enemies within”, and uses such events as an excuse to beef up internal security and limit civil liberties. 
  18. Appoints family members to high positions of authority. 
  19. Draws no distinction between personal property and public property, profiteering from public office. 
  20. Makes personal alliances with foreign dictators but expresses indifference if not defiance toward leaders of democracies. 
  21. Maintains a powerful propaganda arm that claims to be “fair and balanced” but only amplifies the tyrant’s lies and accusations.
SOUND LIKE ANYBODY YOU KNOW?

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