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IPFS News Link • Tyranny

Anatomy of a Philanthropath: Dreams of Democide & Dictatorship

• Margaret Anna Alice

"Tyranny is a habit which may be developed until at last it becomes a disease. I declare that the noblest nature can become so hardened and bestial that nothing distinguishes it from that of a wild animal. Blood and power intoxicate; they help to develop callousness and debauchery. The mind then becomes capable of the most abnormal cruelty, which it regards pleasure; the man and the citizen are swallowed up in the tyrant; and the return to human dignity, repentance, moral resurrection, becomes almost impossible."

?Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead (Kindlepaperbackhardcoveraudiobook)

If you're the type of person who's brimming with lovingkindness and thinks everyone is sunshine and daisies like you, you're due for a crash course on tyrants and their enablers.

Maybe you think the idea that philanthropaths are trying to liquidate a hefty portion of the populace is preposterous and anyone who says so is a misinformation-superspreading conspiracy theorist.

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