Election 2020: This is what tyrants do

  1. Marginalize the will of the people
  2. Build walls in minds
  3. Harbor false consciousness
  4. Eschew polity and norms
  5. Host jeremiads
  6. Focus outrage on conspiracies
  7. Trust in those in power

8. Repress the voices of suffering

9. Repeat fallacies and untruths

10. Compel fealty

August 29, 2020

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