by: Brent Smith
Isn’t it a funny thing. Not funny ha-ha, but funny interesting, that government hacks on both sides have figured out the formula behind the acquisition of power.
You can do it the old fashioned way, by slowly and methodically winning the hearts and minds of the voting public. But that’s hard, time consuming, and requires actual ideas and ideals.
Rather, as they’ve discovered relatively recently, you can grab power from the people and other branches of government by two means. You can war-game a number of scenarios, that when disaster-A befalls us, you do B to acquire power and control. If it’s C, you do D and so on. That way you’ll be prepared and ready to take advantage of whatever crisis arises. The only downfall to this is that you can’t really predict when the crisis will hit, so you have to be patient.