In the 1970’s Daniel Ortega was a Marxist/Leninist freedom fighter and revolutionary backed by Castro in Cuba and Russia. In 1984 he was democratically elected as president of Nicaragua. Today he is the worst kind of political dictator. Everyone who has spoken out against him has been arrested. He has a winning smile and a pleasant disposition in public, just don’t question his authority in any way.
Vladimir Putin has a similar history, a friendly and out-going Russian patriot, turned KGB agent, turned ruthless dictator.
There are others, but you get the picture. Power corrupts! Once they get into power, they will do anything to stay in power!
We just had a failed coup attempt here in America. You can’t take an objective look at the actual events and call it anything else.
It was a failed coup attempt, but it is on-going, a bunch of well-meaning good-old-boys and gals fighting for what they believe in. Once they get into power, they will do anything to stay in power! All they need is a figure head, a tin-god, to give them someone to rally around.
Proposed: Let’s respect the Democratic process, and elect good people who do the same.
Comply and then complain. Don’t throw a fit if you don’t get your way. If you don’t like the way things are going, elect law-abiding citizens to bring about a change. The key words in that last sentence are “law-abiding”.
Next week: Why the Panama Papers matter!