Monday, September 14, 2009

Step by Step Tyranny

It seems like all the dictators who started off by getting themselves elected "democratically" have followed similar paths. We can pretty much map them and see if a particular politician seems to have followed it.

Formula for Dictatorial Success

1. While trying to get elected you must harp on how awful it is for people and blame this on the current national leader. You must blame corporations and their 'bought' politicians for every problem under the sun.

2. You must promise the voters something for nothing. Actually you must promise them everything for nothing. You must make them really believe you will fix every problem and give them massive amounts of free stuff.

3. Once elected you must secure control of the media and schools. You must demean and label your opposition as evil, crazy and "out of step".

4. You must use the schools to propagandize. You must have TV propaganda aimed at the masses but also the children. Your doing it for them because the "others" hate children.

5. Selective prosecutions and punishing of your enemies and not your friends and allies. The courts and the lower-level governments must be put under your thumb. They must do your bidding.

6. Get around the legislature while its still possible for the opposition to win elections. Make as many bureacracies directly under your control as you can, lessen the powers of the elected legislature to as little as possible.

7. Have the government control important industries, tell the people this is because the old owners were thieves. National resources belong to the nation, everyone. Put your supporters into position to control industries. Loot government coffers to reward your allies. Raise taxes on "those who have too much" (not your friends and allies of course)

8. Bread & Circuses. May Day Parades. Patriotism must be at a fever pitch, somewhere on Earth is a dreaded evil enemy nation. Ramp up the rhetoric against this enemy nation, blame them for the problems people are having. Accuse all dissidents of being in league with this mortal enemy country.

9. After a while you outright ban opposition parties, rallies, parades and even their very speech. You take away their jobs, deny them welfare benefits etc. Meanwhile factory workers, government employees, schoolkids are made to attend pro-government parades and rallies, give them a bag of beans or rice for being there.

10. Congratulations! You have become a tin-pot dictator and managed to turn a prosperous nation into a banana republic.

Does any of this seem familiar? Then it is very possible that your country has a future dictator in its midst.


  1. The main problem with the country is actually not the Democratic crooks running the federal government, IMO, but the people. More specifically, citizens have evidently not been teaching their children the Constitution and its history for many generations, particularly the enumerated constitutional principle of state sovereignty. Otherwise, even school children would be able to argue the following point to practically shut down the corrupt federal government overnight.

    The Founders made the 10th A. to reserve the lion's share of government power to serve the people to the states, not the Oval Office and Congress as most people evidently think today. In fact, Chief Justice Marshall had established the following case precedent, now wrongly ignored, which appropriately limits the power of the feds to lay taxes.

    "Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Chief Justice Marshall, GIBBONS V. OGDEN (1824)

    So not only is misguided Obama's Stimulus and proposed healthcare packages constitutionally unauthorized, but based on Justice Marshall's official words, the corrupt Congress never had the power to lay taxes to fund such programs in the first place.

    What's going on is that state sovereignty-ignorant voters have been electing lawmakers to both the state legislatures and the federal senate who are as state sovereignty-impaired as the voters are. Consequently, these lawmakers have not been doing their jobs to protect state sovereignty by protecting citizens from illegal federal taxes and unconstitutional federal government interference in their lives.

    Finally, the following link should help give people an idea as to how state sovereignty-ignorant voters have shot themselves in the foot with big, corrupt federal government.

  2. I am in total agreement. I would estimate that 90% of what government does is unconstitutional.
    It doesn't seem to matter which party we elect, things do NOT get better.

    But I have to say this particular administration seems to be bent on enacting one-party tyranny in a few years. At the least the GOP would stretch it out a bit longer. =-p

  3. Over Government has become a burdensome joke....the illusion of "Land of the Free" no longer cuts it. We are not a free people, that stopped when the IRS was created nearly a century ago. Those perceived "freedoms" have eroded tenfold since.

  4. Somehow now we have a federal government that thinks it should decide every little thing about our lives. 90% of what the federal government does is unconstitutional. Now they want to regulate what you can sell at a garage sale?

    Tyranny is growing day by day.