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#PASTBLAST: I saw Masha Gessen on TV shortly after the 2016 election. She's a Russian journalist who compared Trump to autocrats like Putin.

Having lived in autocracies most of her life, she wrote about the rules to surviving an autocracy.

While I can't find the interview, she said when you live under an autocrat, he permeates every aspect of culture and life. Obviously, news will cover him.

Soon, he infiltrates entertainment (late night TV, Kanye), Sports (take a knee), to your daily convos & relationships. [2/]
Why? Because that’s what he wants. AND…because if you stop paying attention, if you turn a blind eye, you risk losing everything. You risk the autocrat winning.

To survive an autocrat like Trump, you must resist.

You have to fight every single day. [3/]…
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