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[Patreon Drama] Scott Helme / twitter / 24 Dec 2018: So @Patreon suspended my account. They did this in secret. They have not notified me. I simply noticed that they stopped sending me money.(r/worldnews)
You can’t directly help, but there are things you can do: Learn. Understand why this is happening and how to fight it. Then, teach.
The book “The Dictator’s Handbook” by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (Amazon link (non-affiliate)) completely changed how I process information about these kinds of things. It talks at length about protests in dictatorships, why they happen, and why they sometimes don’t happen. How governments fight them. How and why our own governments sometimes help and sometimes don’t.
I really, really highly recommend it.