Autocracy: Rules for Survival | The New York Review of Books

I’ve been writing A LOT about the mental status, competency, gaslighting techniques of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber and the gullibility of his voters. In light of the polls that came out last week and obvious attempts by various news outlets to normalize the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s administration, I figgered this was a good article to press! It should energize the resistance, maintain our focus, reinforce our enthusiasm, and give us hope. Rule #6: Remember the future, nothing lasts forever.

Autocracy: Rules for Survival

In the face of the impulse to normalize, it is essential to maintain one’s capacity for shock. This will lead people to call you unreasonable and hysterical, and to accuse you of overreacting. It is no fun to be the only hysterical person in the room. Prepare yourself.

Continue reading: Autocracy: Rules for Survival | by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

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  1. It’s time that Trump supporters start feeling the stress about the continuance of our democracy that I feel. Will they continue to support Trump if they become directly affected by a World War tragedy?


  2. I am kinda used to being the only hysterical one in the room….. but that usually shows up on me as a frozen face looking like a deer in the headlights… part of everyday life for me ….. well maybe not every day…….

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    • There are times when you just can’t believe the BS some of the people around you are espousing. Even reasonable people. I’ve always been one to challenge those around me concerning their offensive discriminatory comments — I’ve also been prone to making a few myself. It doesn’t help that I spent 25 years as a strict vegetarian now reformed.



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