What would an American Dictatorship be like?

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18 Aug 2019, 10:38 am

To see what an America dictatorship would be like, just log into any strictly-run social website...

... people made to ‘disappear’ without any given reason

... prohibitions on even mentioning certain subjects

... arbitrary enforcement of unwritten rules

... everything you say must agree 100% with all ‘official’ statements and claims

For example, there is a website devoted to the fictitious world ‘Nibiru’ or ‘Nemesis’ — so dedicated, in fact, that members have been banished for correctly identifying photographs of stars, Venus, Mars and the setting sun after the website’s owner has claimed that they were ‘real’ images of Nibiru/Nemesis.


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18 Aug 2019, 1:25 pm

The thing about Trump that really scares me is that he may have already pathed the way for bigger monsters to take charge of this country long after he is eventually gone.


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18 Aug 2019, 6:13 pm

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I wonder how many people mourned the loss of Hitler and Mussolini and were genuinenly sad about it?

As far as I'm concerned Trump is the worst president to ever happen to this country.


From what I understand, by the time Hitler committed suicide most Germans were too concerned with surviving the tail end of the war that Hitler had brought upon them. Though some members of the SS, the true believers, took their own lives because they couldn't imagine a world without Hitler.
Whereas in the Soviet Union, people in the gulags genuinely wept because they saw Stalin as their nation's father, and thought he couldn't possibly believe he could have known what was going on in those death camps. Many people on the Soviet streets also genuinely grieved. Those closest to Stalin in the Kremlin, who had been complicit with Stalin's crimes, had actually been happy to see the old bastard go, and then immediately started scheming about who'd be the scapegoat for that collaboration.


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19 Aug 2019, 10:07 pm

Some people act like America's already a dictatorship. Controlled by evil left wing or right wing despots, depending on who you ask. None of us would survive a week in an actual dictatorship.


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20 Aug 2019, 12:02 am

^^^technically not yet a dictatorship but already too GD close for my taste.



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20 Aug 2019, 12:25 am

auntblabby wrote:
^^^technically not yet a dictatorship but already too GD close for my taste.


People are becoming too comfortable with populist strongmanism as long as it keeps a veneer of the American republic.


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20 Aug 2019, 12:27 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
^^^technically not yet a dictatorship but already too GD close for my taste.


People are becoming too comfortable with populist strongmanism as long as it keeps a veneer of the American republic.

too many ableists for my taste.



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20 Aug 2019, 12:35 am

auntblabby wrote:
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^^^technically not yet a dictatorship but already too GD close for my taste.


People are becoming too comfortable with populist strongmanism as long as it keeps a veneer of the American republic.

too many ableists for my taste.


Perhaps so. I don't see many opportunities for us Aspies among their ranks.


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20 Aug 2019, 2:16 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
^^^technically not yet a dictatorship but already too GD close for my taste.


People are becoming too comfortable with populist strongmanism as long as it keeps a veneer of the American republic.

too many ableists for my taste.


Perhaps so. I don't see many opportunities for us Aspies among their ranks.

i don't grok why so many aspies here buy into ableism with both fists?



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20 Aug 2019, 2:21 am

auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
^^^technically not yet a dictatorship but already too GD close for my taste.


People are becoming too comfortable with populist strongmanism as long as it keeps a veneer of the American republic.

too many ableists for my taste.


Perhaps so. I don't see many opportunities for us Aspies among their ranks.

i don't grok why so many aspies here buy into ableism with both fists?


Should ask 'em.


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20 Aug 2019, 2:30 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
^^^technically not yet a dictatorship but already too GD close for my taste.


People are becoming too comfortable with populist strongmanism as long as it keeps a veneer of the American republic.

too many ableists for my taste.


Perhaps so. I don't see many opportunities for us Aspies among their ranks.

i don't grok why so many aspies here buy into ableism with both fists?


Should ask 'em.

they don't seem interested in discussing it without devolving into more ableism.



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20 Aug 2019, 11:05 am

An American dictatorship I could only see coming via the military. Even then, it's hard to imagine with all the FREEDOM baked into the culture. Somehow a leader would have to rise in the military and convince the military that a military dictatorship was best for America.



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20 Aug 2019, 5:28 pm

Martial law after a terrorist nukes a city


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20 Aug 2019, 6:33 pm

Quote:
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.".


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20 Aug 2019, 6:36 pm

Drake wrote:
An American dictatorship I could only see coming via the military. Even then, it's hard to imagine with all the FREEDOM baked into the culture.

It's very unlikely to happen but if it did the dictator could tell the people they're still free. Anyone who publicly disagrees would quitely disappear.


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