Dictatorships Quotes

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Gene Sharp
“Dictators are not in the business of allowing elections that could remove them from their thrones.”
Gene Sharp, From Dictatorship to Democracy

Nenia Campbell
“Subjugation requires vigilance; if you relax your brutality even for a moment, the people you're oppressing will revolt at the first sign of weakness. That's why dictatorial regimes are always a slippery slope of cruelty doomed to end in failure.”
Nenia Campbell, Cease and Desist

Gene Sharp
“Dictatorships usually exist primarily because of the internal power distribution in the home country. The population and society are too weak to cause the dictatorship serious problems, wealth and power are concentrated in too few hands. Although dictatorships may benefit from or be somewhat weakened by international actions, their continuation is dependent primarily on internal factors.”
Gene Sharp, From Dictatorship to Democracy

G. Willow Wilson
“What naive garbage. People don't want freedom anymore--even those to whom freedom is a kind of religion are afraid of it, like trembling acolytes who make sacrifices to some pagan god. People want their governments to keep secrets from them. They want the hand of law to be brutal. They are so terrified by their own power that they will vote to have it taken out of their hands. Look at America. Look at the sharia states. Freedom is a dead philosophy, Alif. The world is returning to its natural state, to the rule of the weak by the strong. Young as you are, it's you who are out of touch, not me.”
G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A country where people are afraid of even their own shadows is surely a country of dictatorship! In such vile countries there are two groups of people: The zombies, the living-dead who serve the dictator and the rest, the clever and honourable people who fight for their freedom!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Eric Gamalinda
“There's a strong message of divine righteousness in dictatorships. Every megalomaniac has to believe his actions are sanctioned by God.”
Eric Gamalinda, The Descartes Highlands

Peter Pomerantsev
“That unique Moscow mix of tackiness and menace. One time I see a poster advertising a new property development that captures the tone nicely. Got up in the style of Nazi propaganda, it shows two Germanic-looking youths against a glorious alpine mountain over the slogan "Life is Getting Better". It would be wrong to say the ad is humorous, but it's not quite serious either. It's sort of both. It's saying this is the society we live in (a dictatorship), but we're just playing at it (we can make jokes about it), but playing in a serious way (we're making money playing it and won't let anyone subvert its rules).”
Peter Pomerantsev, Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Earthquake means destruction; dictator means destruction! In the case of earthquake, you need a strong building; in the case of dictator, you need an educated rational mind, because an irrational ignorant mind always serves the dictator!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The main reason for the people who support a dictator is that their character perfectly match with the character of that dictator! They both have a mean personality!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you follow the devil, your journey will end up in the hell! This is what happens to those who follow the dictators!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Hank Bracker
“General Gerardo Machado always had an eye for the ladies and enjoyed partying at the swankiest nightclubs in Havana. For a time he even owned his own club, which was the place for his political hacks to be seen. Machado was frequently there in the company of some of the most enticing ladies in the country.
Through a combination of threats and bribery, he maintained control of the Army. In April of 1928 the Cuban Congress at the behest of Machado passed a law barring any presidential nominations by any party other than the Liberal, Conservative and Popular parties. Interestingly enough Machado declared himself the only legal candidate for those parties, and thus ran for a second term unopposed. Not only had he overspent money from the national treasury, but now he also alienated the Cuban public, who denounced him as an authoritarian nationalist and tyrant. Students, labor unions and intellectuals branded him an outright dictator. It was during this time that Marxist thinking was gaining strength throughout the world. The Communist philosophy was also becoming ever more popular among intellectuals, professors and students at the Universidad de La Havana. Realizing that he was now in danger of losing control, Machado made a power grab and declared Martial Law in Cuba. Intent on holding on to power, he became even more despotic than ever, creating a secret police known to the people as La Porra, meaning a big stick! As President, Machado became openly vindictive and did not hesitate to torture or even assassinate his foes in order to maintain tight sway over the Cuban population.
With the Great Depression of 1928, things only got worse. The economy, which was single-sided, was extremely dependent upon sugar. Poverty was widespread, and even necessities all but disappeared, leaving the Cuban people destitute and in misery.”
Hank Bracker

Mehmet Murat ildan
“There is no such thing as a non-dangerous dictator! Like all the venomous snakes, all dictators are dangerous! Then what is the antidote? Antidote is our love for freedom and our unshakable determination on the matter of keeping this love!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“It's now that our big brothers are growing up that we wish that we were an only child.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“As the bases expand Chinese noodles will become the staple diet.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Will the world sleep soundly knowing with whom they have entrusted to babysit their children?”
Anthony T. Hincks

"Beta" Metani' Marashi
“Life in communism is clear, you have only one choice !

Life in Socialism you have limited choices, but still is not your choice

Life in communism is only one choice and the choice is crystal clear my way or highway, do as you been told and do no question the authorities even if they are wrong.

Life in delusional democracy you supposed to have many choices, but you must pick one is offerd to you.
Being free means making your own choices and not picking the choices are offered to you”
"Beta" Metani' Marashi

Anna Funder
“To my mind, there is something warmer and more human about the carnality of other dictatorships, say in Latin America. One can more easily understand a desire for cases stuffed with money and drugs, for women and weapons and blood. These obedient grey men doing it with their underpaid informers on a weekly basis seem at once more stupid and more sinister. Betrayal clearly has its own reward: the small deep human satisfaction of having one up on someone else. It is the psychology of the mistress, and this regime used it as fuel.”
Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Mehmet Murat ildan
“No dictator has a healthy mind because only a sick mind can be a dictator!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Egotism doesn't belong in politics.
It belongs in the refuse where all of the other garbage is kept.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Uniforms!
A sign of belonging or a sign of repression?”
Anthony T. Hincks

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Laws become fragile under the influence of dictators.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

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