Welcome to the Dictator Playbook
Sara Benincasa

What simple logic. Why didn’t we see it before?

The first target of would-be dictators is immigrants. So we can block dictators by declaring our borders open to all comers.

Can’t argue with that logic. What could possibly go wrong?

But here’s the real warning about the rise of totalitarian government: it always starts with the conviction that “our people” are superior to those miscreants we have to share space with. “Our people” have a divine right to rule those unwashed masses.

Simply read all the slurs and slanders you Progressives use to label, denigrate and dehumanize all who disagree with you, and you see the fertile ground for totalitarianism.