posted on May, 27 2012 @ 05:31 PM
The stigma surrounding the term "dictator" is similar to the stigma surrounding the word "communist." I sometimes wonder how Hitler would have
been remembered and thought of had he not had a hatred of the Jews. I think it would have been quite different, although the winners write the
history, therefore still would have made him out to be a horrible guy. He did indeed do great things in Germany, even before there was so much work
for the people from building military hardware and supplies.
I was actually thinking pretty much this same thing today about a dictator. What I was actually thinking was that it would be better to have one crook
in charge as opposed to hundreds of politicians, the majority of whom are out for their own benefit. At least a dictator would keep other government
officials in line...and if they tried to screw over the people, the dictator would have them executed, since staying on good terms with his subjects
is paramount to his future job. Maybe we could choose an elected official to rule, keeping some semblance of democracy, so that the people have a
fallback mechanism in place. The military is who enforces the law, and if a dictator was voted out and didn't want to leave, the military would not
have to obey him.
People will say that democracy is the only feasible system, but here in America, how much democracy do we really have? The only thing we control is
who gets elected into political positions. This is rigged, and there is blatant cheating going on throughout the different levels of government,
whether you believe it or not. So this means that the people's choice for that particular office is not honored. How is that democracy?
All the freedoms that we enjoy can still be had under dictatorial rule. The change in the structure of the economy may do much to lower the class
differences that are so prevalent in this age, and eliminate the corruption of the financial system. It could definitely work in my opinion.
But I agree that many people will just hear the word "dictator" and start slinging the insults at you. It is because of people like that that we are
even discussing altering our government...That's how bad it has gotten, mainly because of clueless people. I know there would be downsides to a
dictator ruling the country, but I honestly think that an elected dictator is the way to go, and that the benefits would outweigh the downsides. But
as I said, there must be a mechanism in place that does not guarantee that the dictator can do whatever they want, but must act within certain
constraints. These would be detailed in a Constitution, and it would have many of the provisions in the current US Constitution, the main difference
being that it would be enforced; unlike now, where it is trampled by morons and crooks.