The tyrant’s biggest asset is his people’s loss of self-respect. Once you’ve got them willing to say anything to avoid being packed off to the gulag, you’ve got ’em where you want ’em.
See how this “journalism professor” grovels. That’s what warms the cockles of a Democrat’s heart–total self-abasement. If you don’t find this display disgusting, better check if you can fog a mirror.