Rule by Fear

Only in a nation of free minds and unfree, tyrannical rulers can the despot say to himself,

Oderint, dum metuant.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.

Whether for an American empire or a junta in Burma, this motto is for people who think themselves gods. It will come before a fall.

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