FC: BY: ISHMAEL HUTSON HOW TO BE A DICTATOR
1: Do NOT actually try to do this. This article was meant more for historical analysis of how dictators come about. Being a dictator is highly immoral. But, slightly possible!
3: INTRODUCTION | Do you want to subvert the rule of law, democracy, human rights, and freedom, and in the name of protecting those things? Do you want to rule over your nation with an iron fist? Than you want to become a dictator. If you don't, shut this book and burn it! It has been known to give anemic, insubstantial, wavering, people terrible haunting nightmares. If you do, here's how to do it.
4: Step 1
5: The first step to become a dictator is to identify some area of deep fear and general concern in a general population. This could be house-wide, school-wide, or even nation-wide. Happy, fearless people will never accept a dictator. If there is no problem, a problem can usually be created. Problems include economic woes, religious fears, war, environmental chaos, natural disasters, or any unpleasant things.
6: Step 2
7: Second, the problem needs to be blamed. The one that receives the blame is ideally something or someone that the populace already distrusts. The one that is blamed is to be named the cause of all the problems and everything that plagues the life of the people. The object can be an enemy nation, an ethnic or religious minority group inside the nation, terrorists, communists, capitalists, environmentalists, or a religious enemy.
8: Step 3
9: Next, identify yourself as the leader of a grand cause or movement to battle and fight with the one that has been blamed. Identify anyone who does not support you and your crusade against the one that has been blamed as in league with the one that has been blamed and therefore a traitor and part of the problem that is affecting everyone.
10: Step 4
11: The uprising does not need to reach the majority of public support in order to gain power. Instead, all that needs to be done is gain the support of valuable supporters who have influence in the your "manipulation population". These key groups could include businesses, labor unions, the military, the police, religious organizations, organized crime, or the extremely wealthy.
12: Step 5
13: To become a dictator, one must take power in one swift grab. This can be done by a military means, an honest election, a rigged election, or some combination of those three. For example, the election appear to be honest, but the opposition leaders can "mysteriously vanish" the week before the election. Also if you have control over the police or the military, you can accomplish much work.
14: Step 6
15: Once you have become a dictator, make a statement that the uprising is doing battle against "the enemy within," who allegedly support the one who was blamed, and then send as many subtle signals as you can that the enemy is really defined as anyone who does not support you. This will get people in line. Pass your agenda with an iron fist and silence the opposition. You have become a dictator.
16: Step 7
17: Once you have become a dictator, it is most optional, but good to have some type of insignia, phrase, symbol, motif, or something that notifies your authority and ultra rareness. You should most likely give your followers a name and even uniform maybe. It is best that people see that you are an assertive leader and that you will back down for nothing to reach your publics' most feared common goal.
18: Step 8
19: Once you have defeated your publics' most feared common goal (the one that you blamed) your publics will probably give you a very great but unworthy praise and then sat you down to rest. This is when your reign of terror ends and you can look back and most vainly praise yourself. That is if you did all this for fun and malice. If you did this to make something better, then you do deserve all the grandness that comes with the retirement of a most worthy dictator.