During the Soviet dictatorship of Stalin, he (Stalin) came to one Politburo meeting with a live chicken. He started to pluck its feathers one by one off.
The chicken quacked in pain, blood oozing from its pores. It gave out heartbreaking cries but Stalin continued without remorse plucking feather after feather until the chicken was completely naked.
After that, he threw the chicken on the ground and from his pockets, took out some chicken feed and started to throw it at the poor creature.
It started eating and as he walked away, the chicken followed him and sat at his feet feeding from his hand.
Stalin then told members of his party leadership
“This chicken represents the people, you must disempower them, brutalise them, beat them up and leave them. If you do this and then give them peanuts when they are in that helpless and desperate situation, they will blindly follow you for the rest of their life.
They will think you are a hero forever. They will forget that, it is you who brought them to that situation in the first place.”