Trump Is Preparing the Ground for a Totalitarian Dictatorship

Trump Is Preparing the Ground for a Totalitarian Dictatorship

Trump’s motives at this point are, for want of a better word, sinister. He appears to be using the playbook of Vladimir Putin and Viktor Orban, readying the ground for an election that will have two candidates but only one possible outcome. What we are seeing in Trump’s nightly lies and obfuscations and denunciations of Democrats and the media is the beginnings of a Trumpian totalitarianism.

He has seized control of the political debate using his nightly virus press conferences, which are more frequent and last longer than his political rallies. He is gaining control over the media in his choices of whose questions he accepts, taking questions from friendly outlets and belittling outfits like NBC, CNN and PBS. (The New York Times and The Washington Post have stopped sending reporters to the briefings, covering them from outside the press room.) He has gone against rules agreed to by the White House Correspondents’ Association by allowing the alleged “reporter” from the OANN network to attend every briefing while representatives of other news organizations have to cycle in and out on a schedule set by rules according to social distancing needs.

Trump has put himself in the position of parceling out the key resources needed during the virus outbreak, and there is evidence he is rewarding Republican states with more essential supplies and shorting Democratic states. Like the cheap autocrat with a bad hairdo that he is, Trump demands subservience and praise from political leaders around the country in return for equitable treatment by the federal government.

But perhaps most remarkably, Trump is using the strictures necessary to control the virus as a form of participation in mass passivity. In her classic book, The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt pointed to fear of terror as a tool used by totalitarian regimes to control populations.

via Truthout Trump Is Preparing the Ground for a Totalitarian Dictatorship

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  1. BILL GATES IS NO LONGER HUMAN, BILL GATES NO LONGER HAS A SOUL, his mind is in possession of satan.
    DURING THIS PLANDEMIC, I SAY PLANDEMIC I LOST SOMETHING TOO QUICKLY THAT HAS A GREAT DEAL OF MEANING TO ME. I USE TO GO DOWN TO THE PLASMA CENTER FOR A COUPLE OF BUCKS TO GIVE PLASMA. I AM 66 YEARS OF AGE, BUT THE CUT OFF AGE IS 67. THE PLASMA THAT THEY TOOK FROM ME, WAS USED TO MAKE MEDICATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD BLOOD CLOTTING PROBLEMS, BURN VICTIMS, AND IMMUNE DISORDERS, SOME OF THE FEW. I WOULD GET PROPERLY TO SEE THAT MY PATIENTS WOULD GET THE VERY BEST FROM ME, AS THEY WOULD CHECK MY IRON AND PROTEIN PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE. AFTER THEY WOULD TAKE MY PLASMA, I WOULD ALWAYS FEEL GOOD, MY PATIENTS THEN WOULD GET SOMETHING. I CAN NOT GET THERE DUE TO THIS PLANDEMIC AND LACK OF TRANSPORTATION, BECAUSE BUSES ARE NOT RUNNING. THIS MAKES ME VERY SAD, I SURELY WANT TO DO MUCH MORE PRIOR TURNING 67. DAMNED BILL GATES AND THE WHOLE DAMNED REST OF THEM!!!

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