We can observe a six-step process for capturing the political imaginations of the youth.

Step 1: Construct a simplistic narrative with obvious good guys and bad guys and a conclusion with which nobody reasonable could disagree.

Step 2: Ensure that the “bad guys” can’t actually harm the people protesting.

Step 3: Provide singsong, rhythmic slogans that sound innocuous, but that the intended opposition will understand as threatening.

Step 4: Cultivate a supportive environment with quick dopamine rewards for easy actions and peer reinforcement.

Step 5: Guarantee no (or nominal) consequences for ostensibly rebellious behavior.

Step 6: Repeat to the point of violence or absolute control.

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