OBSERVATIONS OF TYRANNY

From Ancient Rome to OKC By William F. Jasper From antiquity to modern times, history is replete with examples of ruthless and corrupt politicians who have shamelessly exploited and manipulated tragic events and the criminal acts of a few to advance their own lust for power. In cases too numerous to mention, tyrants and aspiring despots have gone even further, engaging agents provocateur to carry out assassinations, foment riots and rebellion, precipitate financial panics, attempt palace coups, feign foreign invasion, initiate acts of terrorism, and perform other infamous acts – all for the purpose of establishing a mass psychology of fear, a sense of “crisis,” of imminent danger requiring the government to suspend normal liberties and seize vast new powers to deal with the “emergency.” History records that, far too often, these “temporary” assumptions of power have given way to permanent brutal oppression, and to terror and mass murder […] Read More