Those who've never studied would not know of the pattern of Fascist takeovers throughout the world's history. The practice has been used in recorded history from the beginning with Emperor Sargon I of Old Assyria.
1st Phase: Spread Apologies
An Apology is not to say you're sorry. An apology is a defensive position to justify believing in a position. Apologies are unsound and unscientific. They play to the ignorance of their listeners. They are emotionally driven to manipulate the emotions in their listeners.
2nd Phase: Spread Propaganda
Propaganda are outright lies intended to deceive the listener, designed to portray a completely incorrect viewpoint. Propaganda will use sound and scientific studies, but they are based on lies, manipulation, and deception that if exposed would reveal they aren't sound or scientific after all.
After the Apostles of Jesus were likewise murdered and the Roman Empire destroyed all the Gospels. Christians wrote their own Gospels based upon the Egyptian Prophesies. There were 100's of Gospels. Congregations were then formed which were based upon only one of those Gospels and they established a Creed to show their support for their Gospel they embraced. Then came the Apologists who defended these secondary source documents and their Congregational Creeds. The words of the Apologists became scripture to the people. Then came Eusebius the Propagandist of Emperor Constantine. As a result the very nature and character of God was altered, then came a change to each and every Christian religious belief and practice such as the concept of the Sabbath.
Before WWII in Nazi Germany scientists, doctors, and psychologists were spreading lies about the Jews. Then came Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Propagandist. Letters, news reports, and even political cartoons were used to influence Germany and the world that their agenda was just. They had world-wide support for murder.
I searched for a follow-up to Hillary Clinton getting indicted for paying for the Uranium One deal. I thought it was strange, since Shepard Smith exposed it as a fraud, but I found the document claiming to be the indictment, though it was again oddly framed from Mueller's indictments. I can't find anything now on the Clinton Indictment, nothing. At the beginning of 2017 Fox News was suing Trump for causing a misreporting in their News. Then a few months later Fox News changed and began apologizing for Trump, then came Shepard Smith and Fox News viewer's outrage with Smith; and now it appears Fox News has joined Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Trump's Propaganda tool. Fox News will not report anything bad about Trump and if they do have to talk about what just happened that day they Apologize for it.
In the 1960's the Museum in New York returned to the LDS Church the Joseph Smith Papyri. Egyptologists translated the Papyri and learned it was the Books of Breathings and the Book of the Dead. Then came the Apologist group F.A.R.M.S. with their mission statement outright stating that they were not pursuing truth or utilizing scientific methodology, but their stated intention was to make Mormons feel good. After I exposed them in 2000, their organization collapsed and turned into F.A.I.R. as the Church separated from them in establishing the Maxwell Institute at BYU. Then more problems emerged and now they are something like FAIR MORMON or something. It is the Apologists still teaching at BYU whose Topics on the Book of Abraham are on the lds website. Then we have had lately Presidents of the Church address the Church in General Conference that Thomas B. Marsh was excommunicated because of his wife's skimming of cream. Thomas B. Marsh was supposed to be Joseph Smith's replacement after his murder, but he left the Church in 1838 over the huge Danite scandal where the Church lost all their top leadership except Sidney Rigdon. It was at this time that Joseph was in Jail and Brigham Young rose to President of the Twelve replacing Thomas. Brigham than ran and controlled the Church in Joseph's absence. Brigham Young was giving revelations and commandments to the Church in violation of Section 43. It was Young who excommunicated Marsh on 17 March 1839, not Joseph. Do you see how the truth exposes the real condition?! Yet Sunday I heard a woman speak in our ward from the Stake Leadership spouting off the Church's Propagandic line. Sentence after sentence was a lie after lie. She hadn't bothered to study her Church history, she hadn't bothered to even study the Church doctrine from the Book of Mormon. She only spoke the Church's cover story that is an outright lie!
But this is the historical pattern of Fascism. And it is alive and well in the United States and in the LDS Church.