It's called totalitarianism, not authoritarian.
Totalitarian governments want control over
every aspect of the citizen's life,
down to the smallest detail.
Read the book The Giver (for a short easy read, a children's book),
and/or read the book 1984 (a longer adult book).
Read, don't watch the movies, the movies short change
what totalitarianism really is.
Totalitarian government leaders leave a totally different life
than the citizens they control,
free from the constraints and straight jackets they put on the citizens;
typically rich luxurious lives like kings and queens spending the
peoples money as if it were their personal bank account.
Thought control is an integral part of totalitarianism.
Today's neo-liberal is really totalitarian.
They support thought control and speech control
in order to keep "others from being offended".
They so tightly support thought and speech control
that when it comes to the Climate Change worshipers
the leadership suggests jail time or killing those who disagree with them.
That is not classic liberalism, that is totalitarianism.
When one sets out to destroy the business of people,
hunting for someone to "say the wrong thing",
going from door to door until one finds "incorrect speech"
and goading the people into the "incorrect speech",
then publicizing it to the point where the hapless speaker
receives death threats, that is not liberalism, that is totalitarianism.
(What happened to the Pizza Parlor is the scenario above,
they actually refused no one anything, it was all just hypothetical and speech)
When one uses the government (IRS) to suppress dissent
and deny dissenters the right to speak.
As Obama did with conservative groups by using the IRS.
That is not liberalism, it is totalitarianism.
Enlarging the NSA to the point where facilities
were built to house every American's email and
the routes of all their phone calls.
Add the getting the sheeple conditioned to intrusive and invasive
body searches by the government (TSA) when one committed no crime.
That is totalitarianism.
Controlling the smallest detail of what children may or
may not eat at school, that is totalitarianism.
Suggesting that smart TV's be used to monitor
how long individuals sit on their couches for the government
(see one of my previous threads)
This recommendation was made this past year,
by a government agency to improve the health of the population.
That is totalitarianism.
While I support the OP idea overall, the term is wrong.
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