reply to post by watchitburn
I kind of agree.
I would not want to BE the dictator you speak of, but I would support such a person. He would have to have a little more to him than promises of doing
this or that when given absolute power. He would have to be that special sort of person that only comes around once or twice in a whole generation
that is not the "greatest" charismatic person, or has the "greatest" intellect, but has a true heart of gold.
I am not saying I want a saint or a morally perfect person. I want an honest REAL person. This person would detest falsehoods and "images". He would
smoke on camera, cuss when appropriate, be humble to elders, be a gentleman to most people, a brute with others. He would be kind, but hard. He
command respect but would be approachable, real.
I would support a person who had a real sense of balance to his world view. Some one who avoided labels to himself, was a universal person, was not
afraid to take some heat for the greater good, was not afraid to do the right thing and damn the consequences.
He would not be likable to most politicians or upscale people, though he would speak their language and know their world. He would not like them, but
would respect them and be respected by them.
He would not be particularly liked by common people either nor would he really like most of them. He would understand their world having come from it
and would know what it feels like to walk in their shoes. Truly know. He would respect them and be respected by them.
He would have one purpose in mind. He would restore the country to its democratic principals. He would not be obsessed with taking drastic measures to
ensure nothing bad EVER happens. He would focus on fixing his generations problems. He would make a lasting change in the form of his example. He
would set a new standard for public office, not just in the US but to the world.
HE would be a true human and think of his species and its lasting survival. He would educate his people, motivate them and give them a sense of
purpose. HE would be a man of vision who would be able to use everyone and everything. His master plan would not require for anyone to not participate
or be removed. He would be able enough to see any people and find them a worthy and honorable purpose in their world.
Beyond him having talents, he would be able to see the potential in people. HE would judge people by what he could make them rather than by what they
think they are. He would be busy and quick and motivated.
He would be very human. He would not be afraid to show his weakness or strength. He would be truly fearless and shameless.
Like I said, this sort of person comes around once or twice in a generation. The leader we speak of would need to be this person. I would not support
any other in this capacity. The reason why is because this person would step down when his work was done. He would be mission oriented. He would not
even exist to himself. He would be a servant to servants. He would not fancy himself their god or master. He would be a master of himself for them.
There are more attributes I could describe, but a general picture has been sufficiently painted I think.
Let him come. For him, my sovereign and for my people and my country I would live or die.
This persons banner I would carry high to where ever he sent me. To him alone I would swear my unending loyalty and service.
Thanks for the thread OP. It needed to be said and we seem to be out of sugar lately.
edit on 6-1-2013 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)