B777LRF wrote:I'll leave out Alexander (who was gay, will that change your opinion?)
B777LRF wrote:I'm sorry, but 'making the trains run on time' will never be a valid reason for running a horrific dictatorship.
B777LRF wrote:As for Castro, whilst the original idea of toppling the corrupt Batista regime and tossing out the mafia was noble, he soon descended into the habits of every other dicator: Suppression, persecution, torture, murder and rapid decline of living standards for the average citizen.
pvjin wrote:B777LRF wrote:I'll leave out Alexander (who was gay, will that change your opinion?)
Nah, I'm okay with gay people..
markman wrote:"While Le Pen is forecast to come out on top in the first round, expectations still hold that centrists will flock to her second-round opponent" says The Guardian... so this sounds like Trump again!
apodino wrote:If Marine Le Pen somehow wins the election, then almost all of the major powers in Europe (Germany, France, and the UK) would all be headed by Women.
prebennorholm wrote:Huh, I see that you count on May and Merkel both lasting several months more. You could be right.
But I wouldn't gamble all my money on that.
tommy1808 wrote:unless they happen to be refugees fearing for their lives.
For me it is. You can live happily in a well run dictatorship as long as you don't criticize the dictator. You can't live happily in a poorly run democracy if the economy sucks so much you have no opportunities.
pvjin wrote:zkojq wrote:This is why the runoff round of voting is so important; its basically an insurance policy against nutjobs winning the presidency. Times like the present are when we need a strong leader, like Chirac. He absolutely crushed Le Pen's father in the runoff round of voting. Those were the days.
Nutjobs tend to make great leaders because they set goals high and have unique ideas.
NIKV69 wrote:Much like any time you see a shift in public thinking from right to left or left to right you always get the crazies. Even though Europe is seeing a shift back to the right Le Pen is pretty nuts. I doubt she will win.
BawliBooch wrote:People thought the same about Trump. No way he can win! Or so they said!
And now look where we are.
tommy1808 wrote:Different election system makes the same outcome unlikely.
BawliBooch wrote:The Dutch elections show a ray of hope. Lets hope France doesnt fall for 'Le Pen!
pvjin wrote:Redd wrote:Yeah..... It's working wonders in Poland.......
It is, Poland seems to be on the right path.
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