How long will it take before America will start having a dictatorship for life?
There will never be a 'single' dictator. You are in fact asking about 'tyranny' rather than dictatorship, and this you already have, already feel,
and contribute towards.
Did you really believe that the founding principles enshrined in the Constitution were going to last forever? That they were untouchable, set in
concrete for all eternity? Have you forgotten that the principles are merely abstract ideas, nothing more, and are subject to the vagaries of human
perception? That at some point in your country's history others would come along with different perceptions, and view the 'utility' of the founding
principles as both incongruous, and an impedance, to the present moment, and that by election to the right office, would set about reshaping and
reforming them to their own advantage?
Governments are no longer elected to manage nations based on their founding principles, but to regulate the world and re-engineer it towards a global
corporate vision, and that vision is tyrannous, and that vision, that agenda is realised today. You now live in a different world, one that was put in
place right before your eyes, but did not see because you perceived the world through outmoded concepts of abstraction on what it meant to be 'free'
and at 'liberty' to pursue your own life in your own way.
When Bush declared "You're either with us or you're with the terrorist," he was stating a new world order invitation. The apparatus for this 'new
world' was already in place, and you could either knowingly accept it, or reject it, but if you rejected it, you confirm yourself as a terrorist, and
an enemy of the 'new vision'. Most people remained both silent and indifferent to the invitation, and that was taken as acceptance.
So what is this new world we all live in now? Currently, it is a mild form of tyranny, of Orwell's vision. The requirements of big businesses are now
the more important fundamentals to the growth and development of countries, more so than the humanity of the people. People are no longer
'individuals' pursuing their own dreams, but are secondary to the edifice in which they now abide. You are deeply surveilled, watched even in your
personal privacy. You can still go about your daily life as much as you have always done, which is part of the façade, part of the illusion of being
'free'. Elections will still occur, but whomever you vote for, at state or federal levels, is already a puppet to the regime. The choices for whom
you can elect are given to you, they are not choices you make personally.
Obviously, the future is where the real danger lies. At some point, the tyranny will become evermore draconian, evermore restrictive, evermore
tyrannous. The people running the show will not merit the privilege of their station.