This is a social commentator who saw this coming:
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“If you want to change society in ways that you wouldn’t normally have an excuse to do then you find an excuse, it’s a technique of mass perceptual manipulation that I gave a name to a long long time ago.
“‘Problem, reaction, solution’
At stage one you create a problem, real or manufactured, you blame someone else or something else for it
At stage 2 You want a reaction. You want a reaction from the public that is either A. do something or B. not against it strongly enough to say you mustn’t do it.
And step number three is then offering the solution openly to the problems that you have either covertly created or lied about."