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November 30, 2017

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Martin Adamson

I'm afraid Joshua is being a bit of a simpleton here. Mugabe the moderate never existed - he was merely following the classic Communist takeover playbook. In the early days, follow a broadly-based Popular Front strategy to attract as many different interest groups as possible into the National Liberation struggle. Meanwhile, behind the scenes make sure that your hardline followers get all the key positions in the Army, Police, media & education. Construct the bones of a secret police. Once all the pieces are in place, isolate and destroy each element of the opposition one by one, starting with the most vulnerable.

The identical pattern was devised in Moscow in the 1930s, and was then implemented in Poland, Hungary, Vietnam, China, Cuba etc etc etc time and time again. Yet somehow gullible liberals always fall for it and never see it coming.

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