The development of a totalitarian government is similar to the development of a Ponzi scheme. Those who get in on the ground level use the masses to get what they want: wealth and power. Only the first in have the facts and they are the only ones to gain the rewards.
There are some very specific steps outlined in various ways by people like Saul Alinski, Adolph Hitler, and a host of dangerous tyrants. My summary of that list:
- Tell some of the people they are being used by the system.
- Divide the population along class lines, the “haves” and “have-nots”.
- Ensure that the “have-nots” are given entitlements to make sure they believe they are incapable.
- Ensure that the “have-nots” live in highly dense areas. (Entitlement and density ensure lack of initiative, despair, intra-group aggression, lack of reproduction, overall dysfunction, and eventual elimination.)
- Once the “have-nots” have attained a significant level of dysfunction, ensure that the “haves” feel guilty and provide even more entitlements, ensuring greater resentment and increased dysfunction.
- Ensure that the “haves” come to feel apathy for important issues while focusing them on entitlements and other relatively insignificant issues such as global warming, sexual orientation, race, nutrition, and phony health scares.
- Meanwhile, gradually remove freedoms from the “haves” and “have-nots”, beginning small and going bigger as the masses demonstrate that they no longer care.
- Take control of the educational system and brainwash children, teens, and young adults beginning at the elementary school level.
- Take control of the media, i.e., journalism, the arts, and entertainment.
- Eliminate guns from those who are most likely to rebel against the ever-increasing removal of rights.
- Pack the judicial system with those supportive of totalitarianism and limited rights.
- Pack the legislative system with both useful idiots and those supportive of tyranny.
- Elect executives (e.g., presidents and premiers) who are narcissists, useful idiots, or true totalitarians.
- Gain international support from those promoting a “new world order”. (Totalitarian governments are easier to control than governments made up of the people.)
- Side with other totalitarian systems (rather nations or religions) that will assist in weakening the country through both political and violent means.
- Use the wealth of those within the New World Order inner circle to ensure that all of the above occur.
- When the time is right, declare that the system is so dysfunctional that a totalitarian leader must take charge, “temporarily”.
- Gain support from military and civil law enforcement.
- Instill totalitarian control, indefinitely.
So, as in a Ponzi scheme, those at the bottom, the middle, and even many in the infamous “1.0%” lose it all, including all rights and freedoms. Those who fight are destroyed “legally”, financially, or are killed. Those who win are the “elite” 0.1 % at the top of the pyramid. They gain control of all the rest.
Call it progressivism, socialism, communism or fascism. It is all the same and it is where America is headed. Totalitarianism is the ultimate Ponzi scheme.