A thought for the last day of 2021.

Maybe a somewhat controversial thought on this last day of 2021.

From the Encyclopædia Britannica:-

Dictatorship.

A form of government in which one person or a small group possesses absolute power without effective constitutional limitations. The term dictatorship comes from the Latin title dictator, which in the Roman Republic designated a temporary magistrate who was granted extraordinary powers in order to deal with state crises
Modern dictators, however, resemble ancient tyrants rather than ancient dictators. Ancient philosophers’ descriptions of the tyrannies of Greece and Sicily go far toward characterizing modern dictatorships. Dictators usually resort to force or fraud to gain despotic political power, which they maintain through the use of intimidation, terror, and the suppression of basic civil liberties. They may also employ techniques of mass propaganda in order to sustain their public support.

 

Let us hope 2022 can revert back to what passed for normal two years ago.

8 thoughts on “A thought for the last day of 2021.

  1. Hard to believe that this will ever go back to normal unless ‘we the people’ do something dramatic about it …yet, we can hope! Happy 2022, my friend and may light pour into every dark corner of this …whatever it’s called!

    1. Best wishes for you on this start of another new year of uncertainty.
      May it be a happy and if possible, prosperous one.

      This from Leonard Cohen:-

      There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.
      Ring the bells that still can ring….

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