by Brandon Smith
All people seek to control their environment to a certain degree.
They want a reliable
level of management over their world, and to remove whatever
doubts they might have about their survival in the future.
If they can, people
will take measures to remove any potential pain or struggle and
establish a life of perpetual comfort.
The easy road is the
dream for most, and in order to get it, human beings see power
as a formidable tool.
I'm exploring this common condition because I want to make it clear
that almost ALL PEOPLE desire power to a degree.
Sometimes this even
means controlling the actions of others to prevent them from
disrupting the oasis of comfort we construct around us.
Sometimes there are
destructive people that we feel we are forced to inhibit and
cage in self defense.
And still other
times, we try to control those around us out of irrational fear.
The tyrannical mindset is
not exclusive to the Stalins, Maos and Hitlers
of history, it is a deep rooted shadow that lurks in the majority of
us at times.
It is this condition that
political tyrants try to exploit to their advantage, because no
authoritarian government can ever be successful without the help of
millions of little tyrants supporting them.
They find a way to
feed our desire for control and predictability while
simultaneously enslaving us.
The point is,
tyrants need us...
We all have a little
dash of tyranny in our souls; we are linked, but we are
This is not to say that
order in itself is evil or that social structures are inherently
People need boundaries
because not all people are good or sane; some are vicious, some are
lazy, some are crazy, some are incompetent and some are dishonest
and they drag the rest of us down.
Anarchy is not the solution, but
neither is totalitarianism. It's all about who sets the boundaries
This is where we uncover a specific human element that is
obsessively attracted to control, not because they are afraid, and
not because they want comfort, but because they enjoy the feeling of
They are addicted to
I'm speaking specifically
about narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths:
they are members of
our species but they are lacking the key psychological traits
that make us human, such as empathy, conscience, imagination,
love and shame.
In almost every case of
government gone wrong it is because these types of people were able
to slither into positions of authority and take advantage.
Despite the exaggerated depictions in movies and TV, your average
psychopath is not all that complex or interesting:
The fact of
their existence is interesting,
but as people they tend to be boring.
The idea of them is
fascinating because they are a biological anomaly, an evolutionary
mistake or maybe a spiritual deformity.
Around 1% of any given
population is prone to
psychopathy and an even smaller
percentage are high functioning psychopaths that are adept at hiding
their monstrous natures.
Most average psychopaths eventually end up in prison or involved in
an endless succession of life failures.
They can't get it
together and maintain relationships and build a normal life
because they are too self obsessed and dangerous and eventually
the people around them notice.
These types of people
are what I would call the "little
They seem to rise to
the surface of society when times are desperate.
When people are
distracted by crisis is when psychopaths feel it's safe to show
their true natures.
For example, during the
Covid 'pandemic' lockdowns and the government attempts to introduce
draconian vax mandates the little tyrants were everywhere.
They just appeared
out of the ether and swirled around the authoritarian vortex
like it was a feeding frenzy.
They took pleasure in
the opportunity to
order others around
vaccines and "social
distancing," even though none of these measures made ANY
difference whatsoever to the spread of Covid or the rather minor
median Infection Fatality Rate of 0.23%.
They were being tossed scraps from the table of power and they
savored every minute of it.
The real science
wasn't on their side, but they didn't care;
the media and the government
were on their side and that's all that mattered.
They were happy to be
used as weapons against other citizens that just wanted to be
Beyond the symbiotic (or
maybe parasitic) relationship between big tyrants and
little tyrants, there are a set of standards that have to be met
for tyranny to be successful...
Destruction of Choice
At the core of tyranny is the removal of choice.
Centralization is all
about eliminating options for the public while telling them their
lives will be streamlined, easier and safer. If people have options
outside the establishment system or ideology then they might
question the validity of the power structure.
They might ask
"What if there is a
better way than this?"
And, since there is
always a better way than
fear and slavery,
tyrants have to engage in a constant war with all alternative ideas
The only way they can be
sure that people won't rebel someday is to erase the existence of
choice. Not only that, but they have to convince the masses that
to even suggest another choice is sacrilegious and dangerous.
The system must become
absolute in all things and in every area of daily life.
Create a False
Freedom is slavery -
Ignorance is strength...
It's the old
Orwellian paradox that perverts
the meaning of words and deeds to justify tyranny.
An extension of this
twisted way of thinking is the religion of the "greater good"; the
idea that all evils are justified as long as the "greater good" is
But what is the greater
It's anything the
tyrants say it is; usually anything that helps them to gain more
One would think that
a "good" that is "greater" would entail more freedom and less
fear, not less freedom and more fear.
As a part of the tactic
of removal of choice, tyrants often create a fake moral conundrum in
which people are told that their freedom is actually harmful to
others, therefore their freedoms must be taken away "for the greater
Covid medical tyranny experiment
was built completely around this argument.
What if your choice
to not wear a mask, to not stay locked in your house and to not
take a questionable vaccine harmed hundreds or thousands of
Doesn't that justify
taking your choices away?
These claims are complete
fantasy, of course, but in the heat of a national panic, people can
be led to believe that the false paradox is real.
As noted, tyrants are usually psychopathic personalities, and
a part of this mindset is the compulsion to expand and devour.
Like a growing
amoeba, or that creature from the movie 'The Blob.'
Their hunger for
control is never sated, they will always want more.
People will be told that
they are only losing one freedom, or two freedoms, or that their
freedoms will be restricted "for a short time."
This is always a lie.
Once tyrants gain new
power they will hold onto it obsessively as if it is oxygen and
without it they might die.
And, then they will
seek more powers because what they have is never enough.
A friend of mine once
described it this way:
Piled before the
tyrant is a feast of kingly proportions, like a Thanksgiving Day
feast flowing across his dinner table.
You sit quietly
without access to the table, but in your hands you do hold a
little crust of bread. This is all you have and you cradle it
carefully because it must be made to last.
And even though the
tyrant's belly is full and he has more than he could possibly
ever eat in a lifetime, all he can think about is YOUR little
All he wonders about day and night is why you have that crust
when it should be his. He grinds his teeth frothing in
desperation for your meager meal.
Then one day he
decides he will not stop until your bread crust is in his hands
while you starve. This is now
his mission in life - to
take your crust and crumbs and leave you with nothing.
Any other outcome
would be unimaginable.
He not only wants to steal your crust, but he wants to see your
despair when he does it. He wants you to know he has your last
meal, and he wants to see the pain in your face when he takes it
Then, he wants you
act like you love him for it.
This is how the mind of
a psychopath works.
Why do their brains
function this way?
There are many theories
but no one really knows for certain.
that they are actually born the way they are; with no conscience
and no counterbalance to the madness...
The bread crust story is
a metaphor, but it illustrates how psychopathic authoritarians view
They are pieces of
life that tyrants cannot tolerate you having in your
It drives them insane to
know you have that little piece of light and joy in your hands and
they scheme and plot and scream and wail and claw until they get it
away from you.
Be Defeated Unless it is Understood
There will be people out there that make the common ignorant
argument that all of this is an exercise in futility because it
doesn't "address solutions."
There are many solutions
to authoritarian systems, I have been writing about them for over 16
We can talk all day about
decentralization and localism and organization
and revolution, but none of this matters unless,
how our enemies think and the tactics they use...!
If we do not know them we
cannot defeat them.
They are not complex and they are not necessarily ingenious but they
obsession with control would be disastrous...
That said, the one thing
they value more than power is their own lives, and until these
people are made to understand that their lives could be the cost of
their compulsions they will never stop
There is no reasoning
There is no diplomacy
There is no middle
They will continue to
take, or they will be disrupted.
Knowing their mindset
brings us several steps closer to shutting them down...!