YAWN! It is sad that a post such as this one NEEDS to be written………but then a lot about politics is just plain SAD!
We have endured many many years of total busllsh*t…..especially when we hear all about Obama being a dictator…..this type of rhetoric has NO place in the political dialog….only a complete idiot would say something as moronic as Obama is a dictator…….let me be clear….I am NOT an Obama cheerleader by any stretch of the imagination and making such lies is breaking one of those commandments that some are so proud of in their lives…….
First, do any of you that are calming that Obama is some sort of imperial president or a dictator even have the smallest idea of what a dictator means? I thought not….let me assist you wouldn’t want you to blow out a head gasket trying to think……it is not that hard and in easy simple terms….the characteristics of a dictator are……….
- one-party rule
- executions without trial or with a mock trial, for political offenses
- the nationalization or expropriation of private property
- Many dictators have held the formal title of “President”, but wield extraordinary powers.
- Some dictators gain or continue to hold a military post.
- The use of national and religious traditions
Does that clear up any confusion of what a dictator is….or do we need more info? Okay let’s expand this info a bit……..just to make sure there is NO confusion……..
1. One Party, One Leader and One Programme:
In dictatorship only one party is allowed to exist and it is the dictator’s own party. Other political parties, associations and organizations are not allowed to function. These are banned. All opposition to the dictator is ruthlessly suppressed. Hitler used to say, “Swastika or gallows”.
Under dictatorship, leadership is given to a single man. Full faith is to be concentrated in the leader. The leader is supposed to represent national unity. He is considered to be a symbol of national prestige. He is the final authority in every matter and his word is supreme.
The whole country is supposed to have one political programme and it is the programme of dictator’s own party.
2. Absence of Individual Liberty:
The individual does not enjoy any liberty or rights under dictatorship. Maximum obedience to the laws is equated to the maximum liberty. People are not allowed any liberty of speech, association and press. All agencies of education and propaganda such as schools, colleges, radio, papers and films are controlled by the state. In the words of Mussolini “people do not want liberty but they want law and order.
” No criticism against the dictator is tolerated. People are supposed to believe and obey. Democratic slogans of liberty, equality and fraternity are replaced by slogans like duty, discipline and sacrifice. Mussolini asserted, “Liberty is a dead carcass, I kick it.”
3. National Glorification:
Dictators glorify their nations to an illogical extreme. A mad sense ol patriotism is inculcated in the minds of the people. They are made intensely nationalistic.
The state is regarded as the march of God on earth. The state is considered to be the end and the individual a means to that end. People are supposed to sacrifice their lives on the alter of state.
4. Glorification of War:
Dictators glorify war. War is considered to be essential for the normal health of body-politic. The state is all powerful and it must enhance its prestige. The dictators adopt a war-like policy and glorify brute force as the means for achieving national greatness. In the opinion of Hitler, “In eternal warfare, mankind has become great; in eternal peace it will be ruined.”
To quote Mussolini, “War is to the man what maternity is to the woman.”
5. Totalitarian State:
Dictatorship is a totalitarian state which controls each and every aspect of human personality, and takes into its fold all human activities in the social, economic, political, educational, religious and cultural spheres.
No margin for individual liberty is left behind. “Nothing against the state, everything for the state, nothing outside the state” is the basic principle of dictatorship.
I guess with a stretch of the imagination we could say that a few of the characteristics can be applied to the Obama administration…….and on the same hand one could make up stuff to prove the point….personally, I am not the biggest fan of Obama but to call him a dictator is beyond the pale……and there are many things that can be said in criticism…..but making up crap is just plain disgusting.