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It's Official: Chavez is a Dictator!

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posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 09:46 PM
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Who cares if is socialist or not. The guy rode into power by rousing the rabble and now has dictatorial powers.




posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 09:50 PM
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Again, the idiots say that if he isn't evil, he isn't a dictator! And once again, it's funny!


dic·ta·tor /ˈdɪkteɪtər, dɪkˈteɪtər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[dik-tey-ter, dik-tey-ter] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1. a person exercising absolute power, esp. a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.
2. (in ancient Rome) a person invested with supreme authority during a crisis, the regular magistracy being subordinated to him until the crisis was met.
3. a person who authoritatively prescribes conduct, usage, etc.: a dictator of fashion.
4. a person who dictates, as to a secretary.
[Origin: 1350–1400; ME < L dictātor, equiv. to dictā(re) (see dictate) + -tor -tor]
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.


It doesn't matter whether you like someone or not, whether or not they're a dictator is a matter of what power they have, not how they use their power. Again, the ignorant are half-educated, and confuse the word 'dictator' with 'tyrant.'



posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 11:18 PM
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My father always said, and I agree with him that the best form of government on earth would be a "benevolent dictatorship." I don't think Chavez is that by any means but certainly food for though, a dictator is not synonymous with repression. In regards to the previous post, even a Tyrant in Ancient Greek philosophy was viewed as a positive step. Plato's Republic I believe, but all memories of my Philosophy minor are fleeting.



posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 11:35 PM
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Well, I would'nt call him a Dictator, just yet, I mean if he decides
to make himself president for life or extend the decree thing,
than I would.

But even still, it's what the people want, and that's how a true
democracy works, which is why a true democracy does'nt tend
to last, but even still, if the people want to make him president
for life, than I have no problem with it, so long as he can still
be impeached.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 03:21 AM
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Why is Chavez a dictator? Because, congress gave him the institution of presidential decree?

Well France has presidential decrees, US has executive orders ...

BTW executive orders are decrees.

For example, US president can pass executive orders as long as he has a majority in congress.
The same is with Chavez. The only problem I see here is that Chavez has a full support from congress, has his socialists ideas and that is not what current corporate US administration likes very much.

Ergo the usage of derogatory term decree (In non-legal English usage, however, the word decree may refer to any authoritarian decision and in this sense is often derogatory) in this FoxNews article.

But there is some logic to portray Hugo as a dictator. After all, he staged two unsuccessfull Coup d'états is his past military carrer and I always get nervous when I see former putschist spreading his version of freedom, democracy and prosperity.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 03:43 AM
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I would love to know what the difference between Chavez and Bush. Isn't it a dictatorship in the U.S now? I don't want to compare it to hitler or anything but Bush does what he wants when he wants regardless of what the people want and also what the courts want. Its insane to watch this happen.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:46 AM
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When the source is Foxnews I would strongly dismiss the claim.

Outfoxed Part 1



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 11:48 AM
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i think that chavez is no more threat than bush
at least chavez is not in a "conquer the planet" crusade like bush
thats my opinion.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by leafer
I would love to know what the difference between Chavez and Bush. Isn't it a dictatorship in the U.S now? I don't want to compare it to hitler or anything but Bush does what he wants when he wants regardless of what the people want and also what the courts want. Its insane to watch this happen.


There's a difference between having policies that folks disagree with, and having the ability to do anything he wants(Bush). Bush doesn't have dictatorial powers. If congress votes down something he wants, it doesn't happen. He can veto, but vetos can be overruled too, if enough in congress vote. Chavez has been given carte blanche, and that's significantly different.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by leafer
I would love to know what the difference between Chavez and Bush. Isn't it a dictatorship in the U.S now? I don't want to compare it to hitler or anything but Bush does what he wants when he wants regardless of what the people want and also what the courts want. Its insane to watch this happen.


You obviously don't live in the U.S., or if you do, have never been to school.

Bush doesn't make laws. The courts are not supposed to either. Congress makes the laws. Speaking of the courts, there is a problem of some activist (liberal) judges feeling like it is up to them to make the laws and ignore the will of the people. Bush can't do any of that, however.

Bush also cannot rule by decree like chavez does. There is no way Bush can stay in office past the end of his term. Watch and see what chavez does, then come talk to us about how you can't tell the difference.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by vertexc
i think that chavez is no more threat than bush
at least chavez is not in a "conquer the planet" crusade like bush
thats my opinion.


No, "conquer" means to take by force and hold. From the beginning of the 20th century, the U.S. has turned any defeated country backover to its people.

Also, no, chavez is just starting with the continent of south america. Notice all the "socialist" puppet governments springing up around him?

[edit on 2/1/2007 by centurion1211]



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