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Strongmen claim to be victims and use violence to silence their critics

Strongman’s Playbook To Silence Critics

I’m the victim. They’re persecuting me. They’re coming for you next… Sound familiar? Victimization is straight from the authoritarian leader’s playbook. “Ours is the age of authoritarian rulers: self-proclaimed saviors of the nation who evade accountability while robbing their people of resources and corroding or destroying democracy. “I’m the most persecuted man in all of …

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Don't fall for the VICTIM CARD

Don’t fall for STRONGMAN playing the VICTIM CARD

Authoritarians pose as persecuted individuals to justify their violence and crimes. Trump has built his appeal by casting himself and his supporters as political outsiders and persecuted figures. Trump linked his personal legal troubles to his supporters’ political frustrations, claiming: “We are being assaulted‚Ķ by the FBI and DOJ. Two supporters had already procured “Defund …

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