How to call for political violence, in 5 easy steps (thread).
If you want to mobilize a large group of people together for purposes of mass violence against your political opponents, you must give them a unifying cause, one that justifies the violence. Here’s how to do it, in 5 easy steps.
1. Give them a terrible external enemy, one who seeks entry into the country, threatening their loved ones, particularly women and children. Say your political opponents are opening the country’s gates to this enemy, and supporting their terrible mission with your money.
2. Give them a terrible domestic enemy, a violent insurrection that seeks to overturn the stable social order. Say your political opponents are funding and supporting this violent insurrection.
3. Denounce your political opponents as having corrupt intentions, seeking to profit politically and financially off the chaos they create.
4. Spread conspiracy theories connecting your opponents to terrible crimes against women and children.
5. Denounce the institutions as controlled by the enemy. Tell them they have been horribly wronged, their will subverted, by these compromised institutions. Warn that unless these injustices are rectified, far worse is yet to come.
Finally, and most importantly, don’t forget to denounce the resulting violence, placing the blame for it on your political opponents.

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