The Key to a Dictator’s Power Is Selling “Independence” — Here’s Why

With dictatorship on the rise, here’s how to fight against it

David Graham
The Knowledge of Freedom

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There’s simply no escaping it, authoritarianism, and through it, dictatorship, is on the rise.

I don’t want to get into the why; I want to get into the tactics would-be dictators use to try to make themselves dictators.

The reason I want to do this is in the hopes more people will be aware when someone is trying to use these tactics.

With this in mind, firstly, there are many pathways for any would-be dictator to get into power. But getting into power is one thing, to become a true dictator, a person has to be able to keep that power once they have it.

That means what makes a dictator a dictator is not getting power, it’s how they retain it.

But how do they do this?

Well, the modern way is typically by selling “independence.”

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David Graham
The Knowledge of Freedom

Due to injury I write using voice dictation software. Lover of psychology, science, humour, history, fiction & self-improvement. https://linktr.ee/DavidGraham86