The Last Year and a Half of Snowballing Tyranny, Explained:
There’s an Academy of Ideas video that does a great job of laying out how the political class foments mass psychosis, by doing exactly what they’ve done for the past year and a half:
- Create an Environment of Fear. Ramp people into a hyper-emotional state of panic. Virus panic consciously fomented, carefully unopposed rioting, et cetera.
- Isolate People Socially. This helps detach them from reality and logic, so that they can have a sort of break and “reorder” their mind into a pathological sort of compliance. Social distancing, lockdowns, curfews, face covering…
- Elevate the Rulers to Perfect Masters. Questioning — or even examining — their demands and “solutions” must be seen as intolerable and dangerous. Don’t you DARE question the completely unscientific guidelines of the CDC…
- Demand Unreasonable, Even Illogical Compliance to “Fix” the Crisis. They must be trained to submit, and forced to reorganize their worldview to be separate from reality and reason. The vaccines work perfectly…but vaccinated people must wear masks.
Waves of Fomented Panic. People would get desensitized to perpetual panic, so you ramp it up and down.
- The police state will just be for two weeks to Flatten the Curve.
- The police state is just until summer, when the weather will stop the virus.
- The police state is just until the vaccine is finally legalized, then we can go back to normal.
- The police state must be maintained because of the potential of dangerous variants.
This is what was done in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and many other places where tyranny was imposed in a bizarrely repressive way.
And the behavior of the state in the past year and a half matches this perfectly, maybe even better than ever before in history.
Here is a really great version of the Academy of Ideas video:
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society