modern roots wrote: Bohannon wrote:
modern roots wrote:
I disagree with you alpha, there are consequences to each and every election. The citizens have a say with their vote. There are major differences between the political parties. You can find some agreement with the two parties like education and defense. Both of them will just throw money away at education and the military. The difference is in the climate talks and regulating businesses and other such topics as guns and abortion and health insurance.
I disagree. The "citizens", by a margian of over 3,000,000 votes, elected HRC for president. We do, indeed, have a dick
Trump got 304 electoral votes and Clinton got 227.
Trump won fair and square.
No dictator, just a little old president.
The fact is not all dictators arise via violent takeover, and some are indeed elected.
Fair and square, you say? Bullshit.
There will always be an asterisk after your boy Trump - precisely because of the known interference with the 2016 general election.
Your understanding and knowledge of these concepts is wanting at best, and willfully repressed at worst.
Taken as a whole, the factors underscoring the nature of Trump as dictator are indeed present. That is not to say we are living in a dictatorship
, but, in reality, Trump seeks to rule as a dictator - exhibiting many of the classic characteristics - thus, by definition and action he is precisely that: a dictator. You may not agree, you may be naïve or ignorant of what you otherwise can plainly see and what you otherwise know to be true, but my point is valid. No, we do not have a Pinochet (which I have clearly indicated), but we are indeed laboring under the whims of a small faction of GOP enablers in the Senate, elected, but defiantly in support of the same.
For example: fomenting distrust among the citizenry, attempted censorship and manipulation of the media, human rights abuses, a cult of personality and attendant divine worship as supreme leader, attempts at centralizing power and seizure of that power for the benefit of self, family and political allies - need I continue?
We do indeed have a dictator - but to our credit and benefit he has not been able to completely destruct the foundations of our democracy. But not for want of support and lack of trying.