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#1
What's your thought pit, are they good or bad, just imagine you were running a coutry... Would you be a dictator?? I know I would.
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I agree with this fellow.
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#6
Dictatorship is like democracy, if done right it would result in an efficient, harmonized society. But it has yet to be, and will never be, done right.
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#7
Like for example communism, dictators work in a perfect scenario. In reality, not so much.

So no.
#8
They tend to be lunatics: I don't know if being a dictator turns you insane, or if insane people are drawn to the job.

I would be a dictator, but I'd try to be a benevolent one, just to see if it can be done. And even if I do go mad, **** it, this country can't get much worse anyway.
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#9
Good.
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They tend to be lunatics: I don't know if being a dictator turns you insane, or if insane people are drawn to the job.

I would be a dictator, but I'd try to be a benevolent one, just to see if it can be done. And even if I do go mad, **** it, this country can't get much worse anyway.

The problem with the idea of a benevolent dictator is it's essentially the same thing as a functioning democracy. To be a benevolent dictator you'd have to protect the rights of minorities (as a good constitution and separation of powers should do) and then go with the will of the Majority on other decisions. This essentially makes you no different than a democracy

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Like for example communism, dictators work in a perfect scenario. In reality, not so much.

So no.
I hate this statement as it's essentially lazy and thoughtless. The idea that something only works in theory misses the point of Political Philosophy; particularly the political philosophy of Marx who's most famous statement was: "The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it".

Either the theories assumptions are true and it therefore works, or the theories assumptions are false and it is therefore worthless; there is no "works in theory and not in practise".
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#11
It depends who the person is. It just happens that most dictators in the past were either previously insane, or were made insane.
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#12
Asada's nailed it on the head like a cut-price Jig-saw. It's also good to drag that old cliche "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" with dictators typically not been accountable to anybody outside of inter-nation bodies like the UN, practice has shown your typical dictator will quite happily build themselves a golden leopard that doubles as a flame-thrower while leaving outlying villages in absolute poverty. But you do tend to get less dissent than in a modern democracy, where every decision's criticised by the various parties for now falling in line with their self-interests, or universally backed because it came from their own political buddy-club. However, as Churchill put it, "Democracy is the worst form of government created... Except for all the others we've tried
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#13
Idi Amin was good i heard....
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I'd be Charlie Chaplin.

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#18
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Hugo Chavez isn't really that bad.

He's also not a Dictator. He competes in elections, which are watched by international observers.
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#19
I wouldn't like to live under the rule of a dictator, but if offered to be one...


...let's just say the world will no longer be a safe place.
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He's also not a Dictator. He competes in elections, which are watched by international observers.

But dude, he's a communist, so that means he's a dictator!

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#21
good.
that's obviously the answer you're looking for.
people are often too stupid to vote for the right candidate and only choose someone that seemingly has authority, confidence, good looks and speaks with a strong voice. sometimes is a good candidate i guess.
at least with a dictatorship, no one can say "well, you voted for this travesty of a human being, now deal with your consequences".

but in reality, a democracy is better. sorry.
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He's also not a Dictator. He competes in elections, which are watched by international observers.


one sided elections. some would say rigged in south america. like i said, he aint all that bad. fidel isnt that bad either compared to africa and mid-east dictators.
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But dude, he's a communist, so that means he's a dictator!


You know who elese was a dictator who ran in a national socialist party?

HITLER. I'm not saying he's Hitler per se, but, he's probably going to kill a few million jews and start a 3rd world war unless we remove him from his post for the good of democracy and puppies.
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one sided elections. some would say rigged in south america. like i said, he aint all that bad. fidel isnt that bad either compared to africa and mid-east dictators.

Certainly less one sided than American elections, there are multiple parties.

Again, people can cry rigged all they want, the international observers sent there to do that didn't.
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#25
There have been many great dictators, right since the Roman Republic.

For me, the ideal of dictatorship is preferable to the ideal of democracy, although in practice this can be different.
#26
Good. in my opinion of course.

Akin to a pack of wolves, there should be a dominant male that rules the pack. Now if it was my choice we wouldn't be divided into large nations, rather small tribes, but nonetheless I think that one ruler is the way to go.
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#28
Depends on the current state's condition and the quality of leadership. While the distinct majority of dictators are money/power-hungry thieves, some quality ones have emerged in history. Augustus along with other emperors of the Roman Empire led the whole state through some of its best times, yet others destroyed the Empire as if it was nothing.
#29
I wouldn't want to be a Dictator. I'd rather be the heroic leader leading my Military on a White Horse, making the last push to give birth to Victory.
#30
If i was a dictator id make everyone take a right brain left brain test and id line all the left brained people up against the wall and shoot them
#31
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one sided elections. some would say rigged in south america. like i said, he aint all that bad. fidel isnt that bad either compared to africa and mid-east dictators.

i have to agree. as far as dictators go, castro doesn't seem like that bad of a guy.
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#32
I would probably be one. But I would try to be a "good" one. They r usually always bad though
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one sided elections. some would say rigged in south america. like i said, he aint all that bad. fidel isnt that bad either compared to africa and mid-east dictators.


Forgot about Fidel: Cuba's had its problems under him, but if there's such a thing as a good dictator, Castro is one.
#34
A dictator who served the needs of the people and not his own wants would be good/better than a democracy where politcal parties make the popular decision instead of the right decision.

But obviously human nature would stop most people being a "good" dictator.
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A dictator who served the needs of the people and not his own wants would be good/better than a democracy where politcal parties make the popular decision instead of the right decision.



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#36
The problem with a dictatorship is the problem with monarchy. Yes it's possible to have an amazing leader, but it's not possible for every leader to be amazing. At least that's the way I see it. People who say Rome have the perfect example of it.
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#37
There have been some helpful despots in history, but full-blown dictatorship always ends like a full-blown case of AIDS.
#38
Bummer, I thought you were talking about The Dictators- on of my favorite punk bands from the 70s~

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