Of course Joe Biden is not a wannabe dictator. Just because he’s trying to put the other candidate in prison for the rest of his life for a crime he himself committed doesn’t mean he has a totalitarian impulse- come on that’s absurd.
It takes a lot more than jailing your political rivals to earn the title “wannabe dictator”- that’s the consensus in Washington tonight- and in some ways for once the consensus may be right. It is not a small thing to be a wannabe dictator. It’s quite a process, there are a lot of steps.
First off there is the money – the one thing that all dictators have in common is they enrich themselves and their families – their tribe – even as the country they govern grows steadily poorer and more desperate. They take kickbacks from businesses and from other dictators, they use the official functions of their government to funnel cash to themselves, they don’t bother to hide the fruits of this, they live in garish mansions with big lawns, far from the teeming cities, even as their own citizens languish in growing poverty, in some cases literally living in tents on the street.
So they don’t really hide it – it’s all pretty blatant and ordinary people resent it, of course they do, and wannabe dictators know they resent it, but they don’t care. There’s nothing the population can do about it in a dictatorship- it’s no longer possible to fight injustice in a system like that.
People can’t gather in large numbers to protest the rule of the dictator.
If they try that, they’ll be arrested by a state security services, even years after the fact a visit from men in body armor at the breakfast table- that happens. And if citizens persist in believing they can gather in groups to protest they may be shot to death a bullet to the throat. And then, just to make the humiliation complete, to make the lesson gin clear to everyone else watching, their relatives can be arrested for daring to complain that their children were killed for complaining.
That actually happens in some places- ask Ashli Babbitt’s mother. Here she is in handcuffs. ‘So don’t be like Ashli Babbitt’s mother, much less like poor Ashley Babbitt, she’s dead now,’ that’s the message a wannabe dictator would send- and by the way it’s not just public protest that would be banned in a dictatorship, you wouldn’t be allowed to complain from your own home.
Unauthorized opinions expressed on the internet would be censored. Go too far, press too deep, tell too much truth, and they’ll just erase your opinions. They have no choice, really, it’s a matter as they say, of trust and safety, you must trust the leader, or else you will jeopardize his safety, not that you really CAN jeopardize his safety at this point, the leader has nuclear weapons, and you don’t- he’ll remind you of that from time to time.Tucker Carlson on Twitter
Then he goes on to talk about RKBA. Tucker needs to watch his back, or he will be the next one to disappear into the Gulag. You can watch the entire thing here- it’s pure gold.