but we have the right to violently rise up against our government still, mikie. that's better than a lot of non-democratic countries and even some "democratic" ones too. voting is a hopeless process of picking between two bought and paid for models of neo-con/lib on the national level sure, but...what else is there? what else provides citizens with the safeties of things like the bill of rights? what else gives people the opportunity to voice their opinions, because call me a cynic, but i very much doubt that any other system that anyone might bring would allow basically anyone to have an opinion(and i know that very idea is offensive to some but they can all fucking neck themselves; it's america, fuck off with your "some people shouldn't be treated equally" shit).
this might just sound statist as fuck of me, but...there really is no better option, and the "new solutions" people are bringing to the table reek of the early 20th centuries most failed ideologies. we just can't trust anything else.>>817575
i've never gotten people who think like this. i'm immediately suspect that they're some kind of deep cover russian shill, or they're callous/cucked by statism enough to go "oh well, if the benevolent dictator just does what i like, it's fine if they wage shadow wars, quietly purge useful governmental bodies, imprison countless citizens, remove anyone that they might consider 'undesirable', tax me until i'm penniless, spy on me constantly(oh wait, all
governments do this if you have a smartphone) and then act like a god incarnate on television. It's obvious they care, they said they were benevolent."
seriously, who buys into this narrative? if you had any brain in your head, you'd be hearing the warning fucking klaxons
about anyone being described as a "benevolent dictator" getting anywhere within a country fucking mile of our nuclear arsenal. someone with unlimited power in the united states could mutually assured destruction everything, is having some unspecified period(that might not ever end) of perceived prosperity(because you could never actually trust official government reports from a self-described dictator, even if things were going decently) really worth it if you know on a bad day on a whim that leader could end the world? i'm fucking sorry, no one has that right, and it's disgusting to think that there are plenty of people in the world that are tacitly fine with that.
i understand where this post is coming from, but oh my fucking god this thread is too statist for me and we all need to remember why every government deserves our distrust. seriously, if you actually think benevolent dictatorship is a good idea at any point tho, wake the fuck up from the childish notion that the government cares about anything other than power.
remember, we live in a fucking nightmare made real.
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