What are the key characteristics of dictatorship?
ignores citizens created and voted into effect
taxes citizens beyond bearing, current is greatest bearing
doesn't care about citizens losing jobs and homes
gets billions of $ support from enemies to usurp government
eliminates peoples morals, ethics
puts people in government who have criminal histories, no training or experience for the job
- one-party rule [socialists]
- executions without trial or with a mock trial, for political offenses [detention]
- the nationalization or expropriation of private property [in process, destroying the middle class]
- censorship [extreme, like 'political correct', ...phobic, etc
- Many dictators have held the formal title of "President", [like obama] but wield extraordinary powers.
- Some dictators gain or continue to hold a military post.
- The use of national and religious traditions, atheists, sexual deviates (Nazi and fascists used that) http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080519090812AAiU2SV