posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 09:44 AM
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Today, the rest of the world had saw how Putin gained power, yet again. It had ben through widespread electoral fraud. That it could even happen goes
to show how far Putin and his goons will go, to remain in power.
From history of dictatorships, mankind are now more aware of the pitfalls of dictatorships. It had always ended up badly, for mankind. Putin is yet
trying to repeat history. Within him lays absolute power. All kneels to him, or have to. There are no check and balances. The legislatives are mere
rubber stamps. Remember, he committed electoral fraud to usurp power. Having broken the ceiling glass of conscience, what is another crime to him
'Kill one and it's murder. Murder thousands and it's only statistics', so said another dictator from Russia - Stalin. Such are the beliefs of
tyrants. No mortal is perfect. We humans are all flawed. But to have absolute power, more so NUKE in the hands of a dictator, is asking for trouble
one day for all of humanity including russian citizens.
With one stroke of a pen, the dictator can destroy a russian citizen or nations. Putin may seemed a good man to some, or even necessary, but as an
only flawed human, worse when he had committed massive fraud at the beginning stage, will only spell disaster later, for there is nothing that he will
not do to hold on to power even if it had been mistakes, more so as he is aging and would eventually get senile.
Some, espacially leaders from authoritarian states, claimed that USA style of politics - democracy, with checks and balances, will only get a country
gridlock, where nothing can be done, all come a standstill, and the nation collapsing.
But nothing is further than the truth in that. America is nicely balanced between the Republicans and the Democrats. Some may presume that both
parties will pettily prevent each other from getting an upperhand with power, voting against each other, even if a legislation that will benefit the
nation, so that it will not get passed.
That is far too simplistic. In reality, each party will have to do more to convince the electorate on the reasons for their stand, for at the end of
the day, their seat in congress comes with a vote. Either they convince the masses or if failed, they will get convinced by the masses, by being
booted out of congress the next election,or even before. That's the power of democracy.
Legislation gets honestly discussed, and debated, by all concerned citizens, participated by the nation. And when a legislation is passed, either by
congress or by the veto of a President, it has the backing of the majority whom had used the sacred votes to put the elected into power by an honest
If the legislation was a mistake or flawed, it can still be changed later within a democracy, to correct and to progress, and legislatives and even
the President held accountable. If the legislation was necessary and correct, and had benefited the nation, those legislatives will be forevered
hailed or have images of them carved out on mountains.
Unfortunately, Russia is not USA. Putin, the fraud and a dictator, rules in Russia today. He alone dictates policies, including economic and foreign
policies which will affect the world. Our fellow human brothers and sisters whom are russian citizens, had suffered under numerous dictators for
centuries, and saw slaughter and fear, pain and suffering on a massive scale in recent decades. May they be one day free......