Step 1: Create an impossibly positive view of someone who is no longer in power (preferably dead) Step 2: Every positive thing needs to be attributed to following the teachings of the "original hero" every bad thing to deviating from those teachings. Step 3: Enjoy manipulating countless sheep who believe in this crap. More perceptive of you will instantly see similarities to Reagan worship that Republicans frequently engage in but what I am really referring to is what Communists did to Lenin in the Soviet Union. Every single leader referred to Lenin's teachings as original and proper, and when the need arose to discredit someone they referred to the fallen leader as someone who deviated from the "timeless teachings of Lenin" N.B There is also a very famous (real) quote by Goering that followers of Bush/McCain need to know: "Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. ...voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country"