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					  10 Steps Of
Totalitarianism
•“As nightfall does
 not come at once.”
 –Justice William O. Douglas
         Step #1
• Invoke external threat, then
  invoke an internal threat…
 –Our enemies unite us..
           Step #2
• Establish secret prisons
 –Gulags (Soivet Union)
 –Concentration camps (Germany)
 –Laogai (China)
         Step #3
• Develop a paramilitary force
 –Gestapo (Nazi’s)
 –Black shirts (Mussolini)
 –Cheka (Stalin)
          Step #4
• Surveil ordinary citizens
 –Big Brother
 –Collaborators
         Step #5
• Infiltrate citizen groups
 –Double Agents
             Step #6
• Arbitrarily detain & release citizens
  –3AM Knock at the Door
         Step #7
• Target key individuals
 –Public Enemy #1
 –Character Assassination
         Step #8
• Restrict the press
 –Censorship
 –Re-education camps
 –Socialist Realism
        Step #9
• Cast criticism as espionage
 –Traitors among us…
 –Us vs. Them (For or Against)
       Step #10
• Subverting the law
 –False arrests
 –False imprisonment
 –Zero due process

				
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