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Why Do Some People Support Tyranny While Others Defy It?

By Brandon Smith

There is a fundamental question that haunts the pages of history and it is one that has never been addressed in a satisfactory manner. There are many schools of thought on why and how tyranny rises in any given society and all of them miss the mark in terms of explanations, primarily because they all allow their biases to rule their conclusions and blind them to the deeper aspects of power and conspiracy. In other words, they are willing to go down the rabbit hole only so far, and then they deny that the rabbit hole even exists.

The common assumption when it comes to autocracy or oligarchy is that people are “stupid” and easily manipulated into following compelling personalities that make promises they never intend to keep. This is a foolish oversimplification. In truth, the level of manipulation needed to lure a majority of people into dictatorship is so complex that it requires an advanced understanding of human psychology.

In our modern era, people cannot merely be ordered to submit at gunpoint, at least not right away. They must be tricked into conforming, and not only that but they must be made to think that it was THEIR IDEA all along. Without this dynamic of self-censorship and self-enslavement, the population will eventually rebel no matter how oppressive the regime. A thousand-year tyranny cannot exist unless a number of people are conned into applauding it, or, they directly benefit from it.

And this is where we find the true key to totalitarianism – It only thrives because there is an inherent portion of any given society that secretly loves it and wants it to exist. We might call these people useful idiots, but it is much more than that. They are not necessarily unaware of what they are doing; they understand to some extent that they are helping in the destruction of other people’s freedoms…and they revel in it. Sure, there are elitists and globalists that levy core conspiracies and seek out more and more control, but they could not accomplish much of anything without the aid of the army of sociopathic aberrations that live among us.

This strange and destructive characteristic is ever visible today in light of the covid lockdowns and the push for forced vaccinations. It is clear that there are some people out there that are overly concerned with the personal health decisions of everyone else. The science and the stats prove there is nothing for them to worry about from the virus, but they ignore the science. They thirst for the taste of power. They have become a cult that ignores all logic and demands fealty to their fraudulent narrative. They do not care about the facts, they only care that we comply.

Well, as I have said time and time again: We Will Not Comply!

And so begins the epic conflict; a tale as old as civilization itself. There are two types of people in this world: Those that want to control others, and those that want to be left alone. But what motivates the control freaks? Why are they the way they are? Let’s examine some of the causes…

The Fear Engine

There are people that are driven by success, by merit, by hope, by prosperity, by faith, by optimism, by love, and by honor. And then, there are people driven by fear. There are hundreds of various fears, but only a few ways to react to any of them. Collectivists respond to fear with a desperate need to micromanage their environment; they believe that if they can dictate people and events to a certain degree, they can eliminate unexpected outcomes and be free of fear. But life does not work this way and it never will.

The level of influence these people seek is so far beyond them that it can never be attained. That is to say, they will never be satisfied until they get more. Their fears will always haunt them because fears cannot be dealt with from without, they can only be dealt with from within.

Furthermore, the things they fear often revolve around their own narcissism and are of their own making. They fear failure, but they rarely work hard enough to succeed. They fear exposure, but only because they constantly lie. They fear conflict, but only because they are weak in body and character. They fear death, because they believe in nothing greater than themselves. They clamor for dominance of their surroundings because they wrongly believe that they can cheat fate and the consequences of their own terrible choices.

The Safety Of The Mob

The issue of fear extends into the common mindset of the totalitarian and how they find safety. The idea of standing on their own two feet and standing by their principles in the face of opposition is completely foreign to them. They avoid these situations at any cost and the notion of risk is abhorrent to them. So, they instead look for a mob to blend into. This makes them feel safe in obscurity while also wielding force through collectivist action. They can feel powerful while at the same time being pitiful and weak.

These people almost always operate through large single-minded groups that punish any dissension in the ranks, usually with gatekeepers that moderate the motivations of the hive.

The mob itself is a weapon, its only purpose beyond the comfort of its adherents is to destroy those people that do not hold the same beliefs or values as the controllers. There is no defensive purpose to the mob; it is an assassin’s tool, it is a nuclear bomb. And, as we have seen in every modern dictatorship from the Bolsheviks in Russia to the Fascists in Germany to the communists in Mao’s China, the totalitarian mob is capable of murdering more people than any nuclear weapon in existence, all in the name of “the greater good of the greater number.”

False Piety In Place Of Self Worth

All tyrants believe themselves to be righteous in their cause, even when they know that their actions are morally abhorrent. I have seen this dynamic on bold display during the covid mandates and the vaccine passports initiatives. Consider for a moment that 99.7% of the population is under no legitimate threat from the covid virus; they will not die from it, and in the vast majority of cases they will recover quickly from it. Yet the covid cult consistently argues that people who refuse the mandates, the lockdowns, and the vaccines are putting others at risk, which is why we need to be “forced” to submit.

Most of them know according to the data that covid is not a threat, but the narrative gives them an opportunity to apply power through “moral judgment”, and so they lie, and they continue to lie about the data until they think the lie will be accepted as reality. This is a common aspect of most cults and of fundamentalist religions that have gone astray – The habit of adherents to value lies over facts and evidence not because they are trying to protect their faith, but because it affords them the chance to feel pious and superior to those they are determined to harm.

Those who disagree are labeled heretics, the lowest of the low, the unwashed terrorists. The anti-mandate crowd is thus stripped of its humanity in this way and is painted as demonic. The people who want to remain free become monsters, and the totalitarian monsters become heroes out to save the world. As author Robert Anton Wilson once said:

The obedient always think of themselves as virtuous rather than cowardly.”

The Love Of A Cage

I feel as though I understand this mindset to an extent, but it never fails to shock me the way in which people who scratch and scrape for power over others also seem to love being slaves to the system. I’m not so sure that it is ironic, as authoritarianism does fulfill some of its promises of “security” as long as the people involved are willing to trade away any impulses of liberty. If you do as you’re told at all times and serve the system without fail, then there is a good chance you will be able to hold onto the meager necessities of survival. You will live a life, though probably not a happy one.

For those that go above and beyond and cast aside all personal principles in order to further the goals of the system, they might even enjoy a modicum of wealth beyond their peers. You see, in a despotic society, the people who are most without honor are the people that are most rewarded. They don’t need merit, or accomplishment, or skills, or even brains; all they have to do it sell their souls and do whatever it takes to catch the eye of the oligarchy. They don’t have to be good at anything, all they have to do is be evil, and for some people that’s easy.

In this way, the system becomes a comfortable blanket that otherwise useless deviants can be swaddled in. They wrap themselves in it and luxuriate in its warmth. They are not concerned with freedom because freedom feels cold to them. Freedom can be isolating and the existence of choice is terrifying. When all your choices are made for you there is never any doubt or internal stress. All that is required is that you wake up each day and obey.

For weak and ignorant people, subservience is a gift instead of a curse. They believe that a cage is meant to be gilded, not escaped from, and anyone that seeks escape must be crazy or dangerous. If free people exist then the slaves are forced to question their own condition and their own compliance, so everyone must be enslaved to remove any and all doubt from society. The hive mind is placed above all else.

The Defiant And Free

The little tyrants that infiltrate humanity probably look at liberty advocates as some kind of alien creatures from far beyond the bounds of their universe. They just can’t fathom how it is possible for someone to defy the system, to stand against the mob or the collective, even when they are outnumbered or when the risk is so high. They assume that it is a form of madness or a lack of intelligence; for how could anyone smart think they have a chance of fighting back against the dictatorship?

Liberty people are individualists by nature, but we also care about the freedoms of others. There is a common propaganda narrative that claims that individualists are “selfish”, but this is not the case at all. It is not enough for us alone to escape slavery, we will not stand by and watch others be forced into bondage either. We are willing to risk our lives not just to save ourselves but to save future generations from autocracy.

As the vaccine passports and mandates continue to escalate the totalitarians will find themselves even more bewildered, because each new mechanism of control will result in even greater impetus for rebellion, and frankly at this point, it is going to be us, or them. They will not stop their pursuit of dominion and we will not comply, so we are at an impasse. Our two tribes cannot coexist within the same society, maybe not even on the same planet.

The truth is that if voluntarism was a valued ideal then this whole fight could be avoided. If the collectivist cult was willing to accept the notion that they can choose to live in a highly micromanaged environment while others can choose to live independently, then there would be no crisis. We could easily go our separate ways. But this is not how totalitarians think: To them, all people are chattel, we are property to be staked down and reeducated until we see the light. And if we don’t see the light, we are to be done away with and erased.

This is why they are utterly to blame for the war that is coming. They cannot stop themselves from grasping for our throats and our minds. They are addicted to supremacy. They are living in a fever dream and the only drug that cools their veins is total oppression of everyone around them. I see what is coming next and it is not pretty for either side, but it will be especially gruesome for the collectivists because they cannot imagine a scenario in which they lose. They are so certain of their preeminence and the safety of their self-imposed prisons that they will see failure as a phantom, a ghost that cannot touch them. It would only take a handful of minor defeats to bring them down, but this requires freedom advocates to become more organized than they are.

The bottom line is this: Tyrannical systems are planned by elitists groups and governments and it is they that benefit most from the destruction of public freedoms. It is indeed a conspiracy, and the pandemic lockdowns and forced vaccine response are no exception. However, tyrannical systems could not be executed without the help of a larger psychopathic contingent of the population, and these people congregate together to make terrible things happen. It’s as if they hear a silent dog whistle as totalitarianism rises, or they smell the blood of innocent victims in the air.

Call them leftists, call them communists, call them collectivists, call them whatever you want; but know that the globalists are not our only concern. There is a wall of self-absorbed and power-hungry peons in the way, and they want whatever scraps they can get from the big boy’s table. They are not oblivious; they have not been tricked into doing the things they do. They are a sad and pathetic bunch but they are still dangerous in their ambitions, and they will continue to slither out of the woodwork as the covid agenda progresses.

21 COMMENTS

  1. I was listening to Peter Williams yesterday. They were discussing the poor crowd numbers at the rugby, blaming the high ticket prices for this.
    One person rang and said it’s because kiwis are too scared of going out to large gatherings and catching “COVID-19”. We have been brainwashed by the bullshit from the govt daily that it just might have some merit.

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    • Heard that too Ed, its not fear because that stadiums been packed for a concert.
      1,rugbys gay
      2, ABs have gone woke
      3, the aoteroa and haka crap
      4,the ABs are gumna help push the jab
      5, ABs are the special ppl who can travel the world freely while the peasants cant.

      In other words not that many ppl give a fuck about them now, people have realised that its quite sad that the highlight of their week/month/year is to watch grown men grab each other and kick a ball around.

      The woke all blacks will also fully support tyranny and they get paid to do so, theyre just another arm of the govt propaganda machine

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  2. Posted the other day.
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    Why “Good” People Enable Totalitarians | Kate Wand
    https://youtu.be/yWSN2FXgZKA
    13 mins 20 secs. : early August 2021
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    If totalitarianism comes to America, it will have its own flavor, but as Grossman and Paterson warn, tyranny must have citizen enablers. During the pandemic, many good people have had difficulty interpreting events of this time in light of this basic history lesson.
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    If freedom is under siege in America, it would be wise to quicken our intellectual pace by attending to the emerging illiberal mindset shaping citizens to enable a totalitarian social system. ….
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    ….. When a totalitarian State demands “worship,” we understand why totalitarians must control the narrative.
    We know the Covidocracy demands allegiance to their one best way, first lockdowns and now vaccines. Dissenters must be silenced. Government claims it must maintain lists of spreaders of “misinformation” and then partner with Facebook to ensure only correct “narratives” are available. ….

    https://www.aier.org/article/why-good-people-enable-totalitarians/
    The whole article here.
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    Redefining humanitarianism
    Just what similiar traits are being set up in New Zealand, noting a symptom of that on the road to the new “Aotearoa”, that will swing by to be like Venezuela.

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  3. More on good people, seeking security, but selling of freedom to put in tyrannical laws, and dictators.
    A good series of articles, to understand your self, and the some of the direction of the world around us.
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    Collaboration or resistance, part 1: Our brand new shiny fascist state
    Fascism with 21st century characteristics
    ….. why should a fascist formation in the year 2021 closely resemble the Third Reich or Falangist Spain?
    Why under 21st century economic and social conditions shouldn’t it be modern, sophisticated, even (officially at least) anti-racist?
    Would fascism not function just as well on the basis of newly created identities, newly created grievances and newly created victims? ….
    …… the main reason people refuse to see what is happening as the imposition of a new fascism is because they themselves are supporting it and participating in it.
    And if they have been or are supporting it then it couldn’t possibly be fascism.
    They are a good and moral person and could never support fascism, or more to the point could never be fooled into supporting it.
    Never underestimate how powerful the motive to retain one’s self image is. …..

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    Our brand new shiny fascist state
    …… an environment of ‘total policing’ where people police themselves and others to stay in line with the diktats of the Covid state.
    In short, it is an atmosphere of terror.
    Questions, inquiry and debate are called conspiracy theory – a term that has been rebranded to vastly increase its scope, potency and the ‘threat level’ associated with it.
    ‘Conspiracy theorists’ must be rooted out, and silenced. Why? Because they might increase doubt in the official state ideology. …..

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    The psychological tricks
    …. What we are dealing with is a psychological defence mechanism, both personal and social, operating on a massive scale, and being expertly weaponised by the state.
    Again, it is ridiculously difficult to recognise this in oneself (it’s a self defence mechanism!).
    It becomes even more difficult when it is socially widespread.
    No one wants to think of themselves as being caught up in a mass hysteria ……

    https://leftlockdownsceptics.com/2021/07/collaboration-or-resistance-part-1-our-brand-new-shiny-fascist-state/?doing_wp_cron=1629098402.7432289123535156250000
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    Collaboration or resistance, part 2: The pandemic as media event
    ….. Meanwhile one of the largest and most politically radical demonstrations in British history happened in London where hundreds of thousands of people marched against lockdowns, vaccine passports and the police state.
    I jest, that didn’t actually happen.
    It was not a media event.
    If there are half a million people marching in London but no TV crew around to report it, does it really happen? ….

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    https://leftlockdownsceptics.com/2021/07/collaboration-or-resistance-part-2-the-pandemic-as-media-event/
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    Collaboration or resistance, part 3: Scapegoats
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    ….. The presence of the unvaccinated threatens the coherence of the new moral code, the new piety, the new order in general. And they threaten the psychological coherence of those who have faith in project lockdown.
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    Understand that this reaction is extremely common, normal even, and in a lot of cases people will defend it for what it is.
    The more intellectually minded, particularly those with social standing – that is to say those with social standing to lose – will paint more elaborate justifications and rationalisations for their need to expel the unvaccinated. …..

    https://leftlockdownsceptics.com/2021/07/collaboration-or-resistance-part-3-scapegoats/?doing_wp_cron=1627470840.1856100559234619140625
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    That looks like new religion, where the priests, and priestess. whether hijabbed and voicing adhans of “kindness” and “well-being” using the piety of the lay people, and the different levels of getting there.

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    • In this current “climate”, the only thing the parents “could have done before now” to expedite the situation would be if “he” identified as a “she”. Jacaranda would have been all over it.

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  4. What proportion of the population really want “freedom”?
    What is “freedom”? What do you understand the term to mean?

    For me (being self-employed and earning yen directly for the NZ economy which which I convert to $NZ, declare ALL my income to the IRD and support myself and my family) I am more towards the “freedom extremist” end of the spectrum.

    So, I am biased.

    Freedom always comes with responsibility and risk. I think that many people are fearful of the latter two.

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    • It will not actually get there. It will stop in Queensland, have an imaginary engine failure, and Cindy will say “Oh well we tried, but time ran out”
      It’s all virtue signaling to her fanatic woke fan base who will lap it all up.

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  5. A personal snippet of how the small pressures by so called “compassionate” others, are so corrosively coercive.
    What she makes of the pressures in Melbourne Australia.

    You can’t escape this s#it!!!!!!!
    https://youtu.be/MNUIspfL53I
    3 mins 49 secs : Aug 14, 2021

    I liked nasska’s answers to rude questions, like then the question is about how that questioning other, seems to seek anal penetration.

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    • Klarkenfuhrer’s seat was Mt Albert from 1981 to 2009.

      Then a dickwad from the UN occupied it when the K/fuhrer went to the UN.
      Davey Shearer.

      When Davey couldn’t hack it after his ‘dead fishes moment’ and went back to the softness of ‘kind Marxism’ at the UN
      another UN aspirant by the name of ardern took over this soft Mt Albert Liebour seat.

      This ardern could not actually win Central Auckland – a long held Liebour seat esp by K/fuhrer’s sometime GF Judith Tizard
      In fact NINO Nikki Kaye beat ardern in 2011 and 2014 .
      —–
      Twitford actually took over from the nasty poof, Chris Carter, who went ..you got it..to the UN.
      Twitford came from the ‘Sex-Tours-of -3rd-World R-Us’ NGO outfit – Oxfam

      The Liebour party is a nursery for the filthy Marxist UN scum.

      I can understand your confusion however Sooty, as it is sometimes difficult to tell one nasty UN/Liebour marxist from another nasty UN/Liebour marxist !!

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  6. on BGR CHOWING DOWN ON THE PMS CLIT the nineteen seventies rang you’ve been accepted as a fully fledged member of the hells angels no prospecting required hands down the most depraved act buy your self a chocolate clit

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