Last updated by The POOG on October 03, 2021.

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In this playbook, I distill the tactics of the state in subjugating its population.

The Tactics

In no particular order, these are the tactics used by the state.

  1. Perpetual fear[2].
  2. Destruction of the language to control thinking[3]. Newspeak.
  3. Institutionalized hate.
  4. Sanctioned slogans.
  5. Rewriting history.

Others have taken a similar approach such as Zero Hedge[4] which republished the Tweet thread by Sarah Downey on the topic.


  1. 1984. George Orwell.
  2. The Wages of Perpetual Fear. Paul Rosenberg.
  3. Caroline Breashears. America’s 1984: Welcome to the Hate. American Institute for Economic Research, September 10, 2020.
  4. Staff. The Definitive List Of How We’re Living In ‘1984’. Zero Hedge. October 01, 2021.