Yes, folks, you too can subvert your republic or democratic institution — just follow President Donald Trump’s lead.
You should first have a long history of repeatedly claiming the truth of things that are not so, but over countless repetitions, have become accepted “fact.” Regardless of your true social and financial position, present yourself as the only one who understands the people’s fears, subjugate elected officials and have a media outlet promote and reinforce your messages.
The next step is to determine which of a half dozen (or so) social, racial and political groups to target for promoting goals that stand in your way. Your options are almost unlimited, as your organizations can stage rallies to demonize anyone.
Have a “dictionary” of frightening lies and half-truths to instill fear in your subjects. After they are anxious enough, incite them to action, be it boycotts, disruption of meetings, attacks by several of your “soldiers” on small, unsuspecting groups, and the general disruption of life as usual.
Remember, these people are the “others” who really don’t belong here.
You will probably have to stretch or subvert some existing laws, but it is very important that you are able to arrest troublemakers from the media, public institutions and religious orders. Lock them up and hold them without bail.
Never forget that these “others” caused the fear and public disruptions your forces are putting down. Challenge everyone with a “lie of the day” to distract from your true intent.
Steele Sellers Providence Township