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Praetorianus October 29th, 2014 3:44am

Imagine you live in a country ruled by a rather benevolent king/dictator. A democratic but radical and socially intolerant movement tries to overthrow the system. Would you rather side with...

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10/29/14 9:02 pm

The only problem with kingship is that the system breeds selfishness. The person who needs to be selfless is constantly asked what THEY want to do.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/29/14 1:37 pm

I don't see me siding with the socially intolerant, under any circumstances.

skinner Jersey City
10/29/14 11:52 am

If it's a truly democratic movement then it will be tamed by moderation once elections begin.

Fjolsvin Midgard
10/29/14 11:48 am

Neither. I support neither a monarchy nor the tyranny of the majority. I am my own and not the property of any God or government.

10/29/14 3:51 pm

out of curiosity, libertarian/even an ancap?

Fjolsvin Midgard
10/29/14 4:37 pm

Gold over black an-cap flag in the profile pic says it all. I belong to no man or God or king.

DonWichita Kansas
10/29/14 10:41 am

Sadly the King.
A radical and socially intolerant liberal agenda we don't want or need.

ScrewU Gone
10/29/14 10:39 am

Benevolent dictatorship is far and away the best form if government there is.

2albion2 California
10/29/14 8:13 am

Interesting how so many people on the right, especially business leaders, wanted the United States to overthrow FDR & install a fascist dictator for a lot of the same reasons mentioned in the comments here. The coup was organized but not attempted.

10/29/14 6:34 am

So long as the democracy is not the majority

10/29/14 6:30 am

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

rons Thanks America
10/29/14 6:09 am

I want a nice king here as soon as we the rid of our dictator.

arielb SoCal, so Cal
10/28/14 10:10 pm

The key word for me was "intolerant." Ugh.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/28/14 9:12 pm

I assumed by "radical and socially intolerant" you meant right-wingers that I'd probably get along with fairly well, so I voted "democracy." :o)

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/28/14 9:31 pm

Actually I was "inspired" by Assad, in a way, though few will say he's benevolent, but QUITE a few will say the rebels aren't the good guys either.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
10/28/14 9:34 pm

He was fairly benevolent before the initial riots began.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/28/14 9:38 pm

And weren't at least some of the rebels we supported ISIL?

JennaF sunflower state of mind
10/28/14 9:40 pm

Yes, and so are some of the "moderate" rebels we continue to support today, although they probably don't belong to actual ISIS, they are radicalized as well and always have been.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
10/28/14 9:46 pm

Whether by mistake or not, some US arms did end up in the hands of ISIS militants, months before they expanded into Iraq.

10/29/14 6:24 am

Gotta keep that military industrial complex running somehow.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/28/14 8:46 pm

I wouldn't want democracy at all cost, democracy has become something like an idol for us. If a country runs fine with a different system, okay.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/28/14 9:21 pm

I agree, with the caveat that if the dictator grew oppressive I'd switch sides immediately.