Is Dictatorship Engulfing My Country, Dominica?
At a first glance of the aforementioned statement, one can (but not dismiss) a sense of uncertainty and concern worthy of discussion. The question we need to confront ourselves with is; are we capable of discussing the pro’s and con’s, with an un-blinded/biased objectivity, whilst maintaining a degree of civility when we differ?
Do date, the detractors within cannot, and will not engage in a civilized discussion, because of the archaic and primitive modus operandi they continue to employ; “Hell no, we will not go”, and ‘somehow’ have managed to preserve this pervasive ideology with this continuation of speaking ill, and continued belittling of those who are being suggestive by discussion, otherwise. The more I reflect is the more I am disgusted by the silent ones within this forum; their continued perpetuation of this vile and undemocratic practise! Yes your collective silence perpetuates this vile and ignoramus operandi!
Kinda like endorsing a jackass to represent you without the concern of being discredited when the braying becomes idiotic. What did you expect?
Now that I have got my little idiotic rant out of the way, let’s focus on the caption above. In order to ascertain an honest understanding of the ‘caption’ posed above, we must first explore an understanding of the guiding criterion;
- A dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual: a dictator.
- A dictator is the incumbent of a political office of legislate of ‘usually’, a Republic. Dictators were ‘only’ allocated absolute power during times of emergency. Their power was originally neither arbitrary nor unaccountable, being subject to law and requiring retrospective justification. There were no such dictatorships after the beginning of the 2nd century BC, and later dictators such as Sulla and the Roman Emperors exercised power much more personally and arbitrarily.
- A government controlled by one person, or a small group of people. In this form of government the power rests entirely on the person or group of people, and can be obtained by force or by inheritance. The dictator(s) may also take away much of its peoples’ freedom.
- In contemporary usage, dictatorship refers to an autocratic form of absolute rule by leadership unrestricted by law, constitutions, or other social and political factors within the state.
For some within, a dictatorship is a form of government that has the power to govern without consent of those being governed (similar to authoritarianism), while totalitarianism describes a state that regulates nearly every aspect of public and private behaviour of the people. In other words, dictatorship concerns the source of the governing power and totalitarianism concerns the scope of the governing power. Are we confusing the two?
In this sense, dictatorship (government without people’s consent) is a contrast to democracy (government whose power comes from people) and totalitarianism (government controls every aspect of people’s life) opposes pluralism (government allows multiple lifestyles and opinions).
Other within this elite audience, continue to stress the omnipotence of the Prime Minister (with his consequent suspension of rights). Really, when did this happen? Is that not what Dictators do? And somehow, as the key element of his dictatorship, will argue that such concentration of power can be legitimate or not depending on the circumstances, objectives and methods employed.
Well so far to date, The Prime Minister has not exercised this right (as allowable by the founding principles of the dictatorship doctrines); clearly indicating to me the freedom of movement, congregation, and the right to openly disagree (as clearly defined on this forum), is very much alive.
I think I like this new Dictatorship; a startling contrast to the intended meaning of past interpretations; would you not agree?
So in conclusion, ” Is Dictatorship Engulfing My Country, Dominica?” I think not! I am more susceptible to believe that “fear mongering is engulfing my Country, Dominica”!
Could I be wrong? Absolutely! Am I wrong? Well, I have yet to be privy to any information I deem ideal enough in qualification of that reality! Circumstantial is not considered as qualification in the real world. I think a reality check is in order for those of you who are being suggestive, and continue to parade it, by suggestion.
My humble opinion.