Demagoguery enters at the moment when, for want of a common denominator, the principle of equality degenerates into the principle of identity.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Ersatz

Ersatz

is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move. The fact that the player is compelled to move means that their position will become significantly weaker.