To live in a democracy is to live in a perpetual state of discontent. And, as history has taught us, the unruly mob (a.k.a. We the People) eventually becomes so fed up with messy party politics that it starts to adore a demagogue who’s really gonna take charge and set everything right. They yearn for a benevolent dictatorship—and even though such a thing is an oxymoronic pipe dream, here’s my vision for this great country of ours were I chosen for the position.
Every man fantasizes about being Great. Precious few ever come close to realizing such visions of Greatness, but somewhere deep down in that fetid swamp known as the male psyche there’s an imaginary Napoleon or phantom Julius Caesar charging forth into battle, conquering enemies, establishing empires, etc.
- December 28, 2015
- Jon Eckblad
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