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Why do some democracies end up choosing autocracy?
« on: June 24, 2018, 11:11:37 PM »
As Erdogan just managed to cement his autocracy (bordering on dictatorship), it boggles my mind how voters, who are presumably well educated and have known nothing but a democratic system in their lifetime, end up giving autocratic power at the ballot box.

We’ve seen this in Venezuela previously, with a very miserable ending (chapters still being written).

And while many would lump Russia into the same category, I think there are some significant differences, though there's no doubt that Putin wields a lot more power than any western leader.

How do intelligent voters let this happen?
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Re: Why do some democracies end up choosing autocracy?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 11:48:28 PM »
If the young generation is islamist, this is what they want.

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Re: Why do some democracies end up choosing autocracy?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 12:09:08 AM »
How do intelligent voters let this happen?
Been trying to figure this one out.  :)
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Re: Why do some democracies end up choosing autocracy?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 12:31:49 AM »
Been trying to figure this one out.  :)
Yeah, Obama was so much better; so democratic, everything done according to the constitution, through congress and all... Yeah, don't y'all miss him? Oh, and his powerful economy, y'know so much success getting people on food stamps and even free cell phones. What a shame that the oppressed blacks and Hispanics now have the lowest unemployment ever recorded, it's all so racist, oppressive, and autocratic.