Have you got direct experiences of any dictatorship?

@missak (3311)
Spain
April 17, 2007 9:39am CST
cames to my mind recent dictators such as Fidel Castro, Ceaucescu... Many people that has not lived it still thinks they are not so bad. I find this kind of misconcptions disgusting. Please write your feelings and thoughts on that.
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• United States
17 Apr 07
what do you think George Bush is ????LOL
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
17 Apr 07
Well, at least you have elected him twice!! :P ok, you should all do bwtter next time. What should be your choice, if I can ask: the first black president, the first female president or the first latin origin president in US history?
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• United States
17 Apr 07
we may have ellected him once (big mistake )however the second ellection was stolen with the help of his brother the governor of Florida however fyi I have never myself voted for a republican in my life I would love for obama to win so far I intend to vote for him!
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@al87exa (720)
• Romania
18 Apr 07
Ceausescu. Was for me the big dictator. Here a lot of peoples die for nothing, was in prison, a lot of woman die just they don t want make 4 kids, this was a stupid low, and a lot of kids was withaut parents, peoples cnt travell when he was in life, who try to travell was in prison for politycal reasons. And was so stupid. A proud and stupid person.
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
18 Apr 07
Thanks for sharing your experiencies. I know a little about Ceaucescu but I didn't know about this women trade, is interesting and sad, and I think we should spread this kind of experiencies to avoid they come back again.
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• Canada
17 Apr 07
Not yet, but the USA is fast going the direction of a dictatorsip with George W Bush running things. Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister is a real suck-up and will do anything that Bush wants him to. I am really worried about the future of both countries, and how safe anyone will be living here, after a few years.
@missak (3311)
• Spain
17 Apr 07
I think is time for we all to correct that. I am curious, what of the current alternatives do you think is good?
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• United States
25 Apr 07
One man's tyrant is another man's national hero.What outsiders consider a dictator a insider can find a just ruler. It all depends on your experience of true freedom. i was born here in the States where my freedom was my birth right. I have no idea how it would feel to live under a true dictatorship.But I wouldn't call anyone's ruler a dictator. They would have to describe to me how it is to live under their ruler. And even then I could see and feel it as a dictatorship but if they are happy and they consider their ruler a great leader who I am I to tell them their ruler is a dictator?
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
29 Apr 07
I am "an insider" that had the lucky to get out, and I can assure you that this is not true: insiders are obliged to express themselfs as they take their dictator for a ruler. There are many technicks to do this, generally menaces and such. After living a while like this, insiders start to forget what the life is other way, and try not to think on the dictator but just on their own day to day survival. But this is not fair, not happy and not humane.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
I know under a dictatorship a person has to say that their ruler is great. What I meant what people really think about their rulers.And a true revolution has to come from within.No one from outside can start it but we can help it come about.Do you agree?
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
30 Apr 07
I agree. but I hate the word "revolution". I think when we need changes, it is better to do them little by little, with consense and reflection, taking into account what are the consequences of that changes and what they mean for the different minds that will have to deal with them...
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@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
8 Dec 11
Being a citizen of India, I am lucky enough to escape the rule of any dictator. India is still now a developing country with extreme poverty and illiteracy but fortunately democracy prevails here even at the grass root level. So, Indians are very lucky in this respect.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Thankfully, I never had a chance to be with such people. I think I would not like it very much.
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