the worst dictatorships have come from best intentions, amirite?
there are two main tactics (perhaps you can think of more) dictators use to gain more power in the start, A) anger B) fear
every single dictator I have learned about, have used global or local emergencies to get power, Hitler for example, used what the allies where doing to them from WWI, and used it to get people angry. that was in Germany's eyes a REAL threat, Hitler used media and rallies to push this propaganda, that germany needed to stand and fight back against the allies. there is the ANGER side to how he united Germans to join his cause
then Hitler and his media created a fake emergency, he bombed buildings, to create fear and panic, Hitler and media blamed the jews, making everyone live in absolute panic, Here is the fear side to how Hitler united Germans to his cause.
once he had everyone ins enough anger, and fear, he told them they should give up their rights temporarily to defeat these threats, look at how that ended up for germans,
the German people thought Hitler was going to save them, that he had good intentions, turns out he was pretty crappy.
Napoleon was a similar story. fake emergency, maybe even a real one, he used it to inside fear into the public, look how that ended up for France.
now fast forward to today's "emergency" the covid 19, we are seeing politicians around the world and media around the world creating fear chaos and panic over this, and are either asking people to give them more power and to give up freedom, or are just taking the rights away.
they are also inciting anger in people, pay attention they are ridiculing those who walk outside and are using anger and fear to make the sheep be angry at those who exercise their liberties.
WHAT USE IS HISTORY if we refuse to learn from it? are people really so thick headed that they think history will repeat istelf in the exact same way?
once you give up a freedom, YOU WILL NOT GET IT BACK, not until someones had enough and fights back