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something that is devastating for the public can be, and often is, beneficial to the elites.

The First All−Union Census of the Soviet Union, in 1926, had a secondary agenda beyond a simple count: it overtly queried Soviet citizens about their nationality. Its findings convinced the ethnic Russians who comprised the Soviet elite that they were in the minority when compared to the aggregated masses of citizens who claimed a Central Asian heritage, such as Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Tajiks, Turkmen, Georgians, and Armenians. These findings significantly strengthened Stalin’s resolve to eradicate these cultures, by "reeducating" their populations in the deracinating ideology of Marxism−Leninism.

America was born from an act of treason. The Declaration of Independence was an outrageous violation of the laws of England and yet the fullest expression of what the Founders called the "Laws of Nature," among which was the right to defy the powers of the day and rebel on point of principle, according to the dictates of one’s conscience.

In an authoritarian state, rights derive from the state and are granted to the people. In a free state, rights derive from the people and are granted to the state.

The government should be afraid of the people, the people shouldn’t be afraid of the government.”
Edward Snowden, Permanent Record (mostly)

“When the government fears the people, you have liberty; when the people fear the government, you have tyranny.”
Thomas Jefferson (supposedly), as quoted in: Malcom Ieuan Roberts, Why? Motives Driving Climate Fraud