1.Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.

Noobs or trolls.

2.Create secret prisons where torture takes place.

Secrete forums where enemies are interigated.

3.Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.


4.Set up an internal surveillance system.


5.Harass citizens' groups.

Yes, they do that too.

6.Engage in arbitrary detention and release.

Can I tell you how often this happens?

7.Target key individuals.

Woah, looks this happens too.

8.Control the press.

They are the press.

9.Treat all political dissents to be traitors.

I can't tel you how many times I have heard "You don't like the way this site works, then get out of here."

10.Suspend the rule of law.

All mods and admins again.

I say they need a revolution.