The late Osvaldo Pugliese is the most famous tango musician in the world. He and other artists had been categorized as enemies of the state for opposing military rule in Argentina in the 1970s. Accusations of opposing a regime can easily turn into accusations of conspiring against a regime, which then develops into accusations of treason and espionage, and finally membership in the fifth column.
There is not a huge difference between the practices of a military regime, a religious regime, or a fascist regime with a patriotic touch.Bassem Youssef
Create an enemy, demonize it, drown people in conspiracy theories, and specify and exaggerate people’s fears. Then shoot your arrows at whoever you want. People will then be ready to attack, and you will not need to make more effort. All you did was tell them there are evil witches in town, then point your finger towards the victim. The angry masses will do the rest.