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Sun Dec 3, 2017, 04:17 PM

Modern Authoritarianism



According to Yale Historian Timothy Snyder, Authoritarians (ala Putin/Trump) have policies that deliberately create uncertainty by casting doubt on all Media. They overwhelm everyone with uncertainty of what really is true. (IE: Clinton was too unhealthy to be President.)
Authoritarians like Trump Campaign found ways to waste political time and money with political
fiction (IE: Clinton was running a child sex slaves operation in the basement of a pizza parlor.)
By doing this, Voters are backed into corners arguing about fake issues while major legislative issues are ignored.
Further, the Trump Campaign was able to paint Hillary Clinton as corrupt because she was secretly being backed by Russian Oligarchs while Trump was an open, honest Oligarch who would return America back to some (imaginary) time when white men ruled and everyone's Daddy was happy and rich.
After a while people give up the fight and accept the Tyrant as normal.

All of this was thrown into the American Political campaign by russian bots backed by Putin in order to throw the election to tRump.

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Sun Dec 3, 2017, 04:41 PM

1. We dismiss or ignore Tim Snyder at our peril. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 03:22 PM

2. Snyder is correct . To back up his truthful analysis read " ON TYRANNY " by Timothy Snyder from

Amazon . Very good book .

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Mon Dec 4, 2017, 04:54 PM

3. But you still have to have a stupid population that buys all that crap

 

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