The Political Outsider’s Playbook

Position yourself as the outsider.

Pick a single scapegoat for all your country’s problems.

Give fiery, incendiary speeches, providing the solution of eliminating that scapegoat.

Keep telling the people it’s not about you, it’s about making your country great again.

Get yourself elected by telling the people what they want to hear, regardless of what you actually believe or stand for.

Once elected, immediately install strong ideologists in key positions of your government.

Once in power, create some terrorist event that gives you an excuse to usurp unconstitutional powers.

Start arresting your opponents in powerful positions.

Start arresting any people that disagree with you.

— the rise of Hitler, Germany 1933

2 thoughts on “The Political Outsider’s Playbook

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks Norbert. I was already feeling really bad about last Tuesday. Now I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight 😉

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