5 actions we need to continue to take –
How to fight totalitarianism:
1) Model freedom from groupthink
Live in a way that provides inspiration for others to follow:
“The one who can emancipate himself from the grip of collective psychosis and save at least his own soul, who lights a beacon of hope for others, proclaiming that there is at least one man who has succeeded in extricating himself from the fatal identity with the group psyche.”
2) Spread the truth
Information that counters the propaganda should be spread as far, and as wide, as possible. For the truth is more powerful than the fiction and falsities peddled by the would-be totalitarian rulers and so success is in part contingent on their ability to censor the free flow of information.
3) Use humor and ridicule to delegitimize the ruling elite
“We must learn to treat the demagogue and aspirant dictators with the weapon of ridicule. The demagogue himself is almost incapable of humor of any sort. And if we treat him with humor, he will begin to collapse.”
4) Build freedom enclaves or ‘parallel structures’
“A parallel structure is any form of organization, business, institution, technology, or creative pursuit that exists physically within a totalitarian society yet morally outside of it.”
(+) When enough parallel structures are created a second culture or parallel society spontaneously forms and functions as an enclave of freedom and sanity within a totalitarian world.
5) Action by as many people as possible
But above all else what is required to prevent a full descent into the madness of totalitarianism is action by as many people as possible. An active and concerted effort must be made to move the world back in the direction of freedom.
-cited from “Mass Formation, The Applied Science Of Social Engineering” @ https://lorphicweb.com/mass-formation-the-applied-science-of-social-engineering/