1) The government creates or exploits a problem, then attributes blame to others.
2) The populace react by asking the government for protection and help.
3) The government offers a solution that was planned long before the crisis.
Outcome: Rights & liberties are exchanged for the illusion of protection & help.
(Some claim this is the Hegelian dialectic. It’s not. Hegel the philosopher described social changes, not manipulation.)