posted on Aug, 17 2003 @ 09:13 PM
From antiquity to modern times, history is replete with examples of ruthless and corrupt politicians who have shamelessly exploited and manipulated
tragic events and the criminal acts of a few to advance their own lust for power. In cases too numerous to mention, tyrants and aspiring despots have
gone even further, engaging agents provocateurs to carry out assassinations, foment riots and rebellion, precipitate financial panics, attempt palace
coups, feign foreign invasion, initiate acts of terrorism, and perform other infamous acts - all for the purpose of establishing a mass psychology of
fear, a sense of "crisis," of imminent danger requiring the government to suspend normal liberties and seize vast new powers to deal with the
"emergency." History records that far too often these "temporary" assumptions of power have given way to permanent brutal oppression, and to
terror and mass murder by the saviors who promised deliverance from the "crisis."
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An interesting article not sure I agree with all of it but felt it was worth looking at.