The Totalitarian Urge

When does authoritarianism shift to totalitarianism?

Politically, authoritarianism is a system in which the state asserts its supreme power over a region, then uses that power to dictate rules and behaviors. There are a variety of authoritarianisms, including Stalinism, Maoism, Putinism, Fascism, Kimism, dictatorship, tyranny, aristocracy, monarchy and so forth.

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Monday Meslier: 148 – How Fatal It Is To Persuade Kings They Only Have God To Fear If They Injure The People

Negligent, ambitious, and perverse princes are the real causes of public adversities, of useless and unjust wars continually

Jean Meslier Portrait

Jean Meslier

depopulating the earth, of greedy and despotic governments, destroying the benefactions of nature for men. The rapacity of the courts discourages agriculture, blots out industry, causes famine, contagion, misery; Heaven is neither cruel nor favorable to the wishes of the people; it is their haughty chiefs, who always have a heart of brass.

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Department of Bureacracy Public Service Announcement #1

I’ve posted a few pages for you to review; they are the “how to use this blogge” manual of operations they are also available on the left-hand menu bar:

I don’t expect to have any problems with commenters here because you’re all wonderful. The TL;DR is: if you engage in verbal abuse here, be creative, be clever, and try to keep it in line with A Theory of Verbal Abuse. If you are tedious and irritating I will let you drone on at length, then I’ll delete all your comments. So don’t bother.

Thank you,
Markoff Chaney – the Mgt.