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Re: Road 2 Autocracy Step 1 – Weaponize Law

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@mickstuder wrote:

First you need to Gain Control of the existing Justice System

 

The US Election System makes that fairly easy as we saw in the last Election – forget the Popular vote – you can lose that by Millions – the Popular Vote – the Vote of a Majority of American Voters – Doesn’t Count - all you need is the most important 270 American Votes in America – a Majority of the Votes from only 538 Americans in the Electoral College

 

Once you figure out a Strategy to win those 270 Votes and you receive a lot of assistance from Foreign Intelligence Services and Foreign Money and most Importantly you need an opposing Party who cares more about – who’s turn it is – when selecting their Candidate and more Importantly their Candidates Staff – the people deciding upon the Strategies – then - who can win and where they need to win

 

Would be Autocrats learn how to use the Law as a Political Weapon

 

To win or stay in power, they bend the rules. They get involved in behavior that is unethical, illegal, or both. Because they see themselves as above the law, they break it.

 

But in systems where rule of law still exists, despots can find themselves on the wrong side of the law—as they themselves become the focus of a criminal investigation. A cornered despot can become desperate. To save themselves, their family, or their cronies, first they deny. Then, they mislead or lie.

 

Finally, once caught, they fire people who are investigating them, and start a campaign to deflect blame. In those moments, despots show their true colors—that they are only committed to the rule of law if it serves their own interests. When rule of law becomes a threat to their own political survival, despots try to undermine it.

 

This is Happening right before our eyes in the United States Today

 

Source - Klaas, Brian. The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy 

 

 


Klaas,Brian seems to have a problem with the Constitution. I wonder what form of government he teaches about in London.


Obviously not the kind of government that treasonous trump learned about from Putin at the Surrender at Helsinki - the kind that his trump trash supporters are beginning to espouse lately...

He is useless on top of the ground - he should be under it - inspiring the cabbages... Mark Twain 1894
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@mickstuder wrote:

First you need to Gain Control of the existing Justice System

 

The US Election System makes that fairly easy as we saw in the last Election – forget the Popular vote – you can lose that by Millions – the Popular Vote – the Vote of a Majority of American Voters – Doesn’t Count - all you need is the most important 270 American Votes in America – a Majority of the Votes from only 538 Americans in the Electoral College

 

Once you figure out a Strategy to win those 270 Votes and you receive a lot of assistance from Foreign Intelligence Services and Foreign Money and most Importantly you need an opposing Party who cares more about – who’s turn it is – when selecting their Candidate and more Importantly their Candidates Staff – the people deciding upon the Strategies – then - who can win and where they need to win

 

Would be Autocrats learn how to use the Law as a Political Weapon

 

To win or stay in power, they bend the rules. They get involved in behavior that is unethical, illegal, or both. Because they see themselves as above the law, they break it.

 

But in systems where rule of law still exists, despots can find themselves on the wrong side of the law—as they themselves become the focus of a criminal investigation. A cornered despot can become desperate. To save themselves, their family, or their cronies, first they deny. Then, they mislead or lie.

 

Finally, once caught, they fire people who are investigating them, and start a campaign to deflect blame. In those moments, despots show their true colors—that they are only committed to the rule of law if it serves their own interests. When rule of law becomes a threat to their own political survival, despots try to undermine it.

 

This is Happening right before our eyes in the United States Today

 

Source - Klaas, Brian. The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy 

 

 


Klaas,Brian seems to have a problem with the Constitution. I wonder what form of government he teaches about in London.

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Road 2 Autocracy Step 1 – Weaponize Law

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First you need to Gain Control of the existing Justice System

 

The US Election System makes that fairly easy as we saw in the last Election – forget the Popular vote – you can lose that by Millions – the Popular Vote – the Vote of a Majority of American Voters – Doesn’t Count - all you need is the most important 270 American Votes in America – a Majority of the Votes from only 538 Americans in the Electoral College

 

Once you figure out a Strategy to win those 270 Votes and you receive a lot of assistance from Foreign Intelligence Services and Foreign Money and most Importantly you need an opposing Party who cares more about – who’s turn it is – when selecting their Candidate and more Importantly their Candidates Staff – the people deciding upon the Strategies – then - who can win and where they need to win

 

Would be Autocrats learn how to use the Law as a Political Weapon

 

To win or stay in power, they bend the rules. They get involved in behavior that is unethical, illegal, or both. Because they see themselves as above the law, they break it.

 

But in systems where rule of law still exists, despots can find themselves on the wrong side of the law—as they themselves become the focus of a criminal investigation. A cornered despot can become desperate. To save themselves, their family, or their cronies, first they deny. Then, they mislead or lie.

 

Finally, once caught, they fire people who are investigating them, and start a campaign to deflect blame. In those moments, despots show their true colors—that they are only committed to the rule of law if it serves their own interests. When rule of law becomes a threat to their own political survival, despots try to undermine it.

 

This is Happening right before our eyes in the United States Today

 

Source - Klaas, Brian. The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy 

 

 

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