Wael El-Manzalawy wrote:1-The dictator believes that all his opinions are always right.
2-The dictator believes that he is the embodiment of the country. Any kind of opposition against him is considered a crime against the country.
3-Everyone in the country must be minor. No one is allowed to be a major person. If anyone dares to be a major person, the dictator gets rid of him.
4-The dictator uses the media to brain-wash his people. Some sects of the people become more loyal to the dictatorship than the dictator himself.
5-The dictator creates frightening security systems and puppet law representatives.
6-The dictator creates devilish enemies to justify his dictatorship.
I have a personal story about #3: "Everyone in the country must be minor. No one is allowed to be a major person. If anyone dares to be a major person, the dictator gets rid of him.
A few people that I have known have told me, one on one, that they believe that "the government" (the president, prime minister, king, whatever) is like "the father of the country."
This kind of vision of "a national head of state" seems to go along with the idea that everyone else is a child, or a minor. And this kind of belief and subservience to the "ONLY ADULT IN THE COUNTRY" means that anyone who criticizes the ONLY ADULT should be treated like a spoiled little brat speaking out against his superiors (the adults).
The entire history of civilization involves exploiting natural phenomena (like family structures - the father) and using it for propaganda purposes: ie. "I am like
your father. You must therefore obey me." The similarities between fatherhood and government structure is subsequently depicted in state-controlled and state-controlling mass media or religion in order to create a fake similiarity between disimilar things (heads of state and nature).
Head of state is like father. Likewise, "the spectacle
" is like real life.
Amazing that adults can believe this about themselves.
"I will follow any trend, even if it kills me." - the 80%
"We know. That's why we invest so much in trend-setting." - the 1%