Anyone who has studied the Wannsee Conference or visited Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz - or read Hannah Arendt on The Banality of Evil - will recognise that political demagogues may be the catalysts - but it is the mild mannered bureaucrats who design & implement the evil.

A common occurrence in any state that is transitioning from an open society to a totalitarian one, is that public officials - e.g. the Police - cease to serve the public interest and instead become an instrument of state power. Their primary role is preserving & extending said state power.
The role of is a classic example of such a transition.

t some point in the slide from democracy to police state the role of the police morphs from protecting citizens from crime to protecting state officials from public scrutiny & accountability. has reached that point.

It appears that @Twitter has become a de facto censor for the Chinese Communist Party and has been suspending multiple accounts that have been reminding us of the approaching anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.


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