The methodology of tyranny

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  1. poncho

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    The methods used to overthrow a constitutional order and establish a tyranny are well-known. However, despite this awareness, it is surprising how those who have no intention of perpetrating a tyranny can slip into these methods and bring about a tyranny despite their best intentions. Tyranny does not have to be deliberate. Tyrants can fool themselves as thoroughly as they fool everyone else.

    Control of public information and opinion
    It begins with withholding information, and leads to putting out false or misleading information. A government can develop ministries of propaganda under many guises. They typically call it "public information" or "marketing".
    Vote fraud used to prevent the election of reformers
    It doesn't matter which of the two major party candidates are elected if no real reformer can get nominated, and when news services start knowing the outcomes of elections before it is possible for them to know, then the votes are not being honestly counted.
    Undue official influence on trials and juries
    Nonrandom selection of jury panels, exclusion of those opposed to the law, exclusion of the jury from hearing argument on the law, exclusion of private prosecutors from access to the grand jury, and prevention of parties and their counsels from making effective arguments or challenging the government.
    Usurpation of undelegated powers
    This is usually done with popular support for solving some problem, or to redistribute wealth to the advantage of the supporters of the dominant faction, but it soon leads to the deprivation of rights of minorities and individuals.
    Seeking a government monopoly on the capability and use of armed force
    The first signs are efforts to register or restrict the possession and use of firearms, initially under the guise of "protecting" the public, which, when it actually results in increased crime, provides a basis for further disarmament efforts affecting more people and more weapons.
    Militarization of law enforcement
    Declaring a "war on crime" that becomes a war on civil liberties. Preparation of military forces for internal policing duties.
    Infiltration and subversion of citizen groups that could be forces for reform
    Internal spying and surveillance is the beginning. A sign is false prosecutions of their leaders.
    Suppression of investigators and whistleblowers
    When people who try to uncover high level wrongdoing are threatened, that is a sign the system is not only riddled with corruption, but that the corruption has passed the threshold into active tyranny.

    Continue . . . http://www.constitution.org/tyr/prin_tyr.htm
     

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