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The new reality: Dictatorship, dictatorship and more dictatorship

Reader comment on item: Why I Rooted for the Turkish Coup Attempt

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Jul 22, 2016 at 00:26

I sympathize with you on this, Daniel. Whoever was behind the coup, Erdogan is the one who clearly benefits the most from it. I see that a maddive purge is underway. When it's over, R. T. Erdogan will be the Sultan, with advisors R. T. Erdogan, R. T. Erdogan and R. T. Erdogan. Elections will be held, in which voters will be ordered to vote "Yes" to a blank sheet of paper, on which the Sultan will write his dictates as his spirit leads. Obama would rule that way, if he had a chance. I expect his protege to continue his policies, if she gets elected. China's leader is likewise on a path toward ever-greater purges and dictatorship. What can I say? The world is going to hell. Perhaps the millions of people who used to be free, will now buy games like Pokeman Go, and follow instructions that tell them to walk off cliffs. This is where we are headed:

""Two gamers fall off cliff playing Pokémon Go
Digital Reporter

"Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 4:45 - Two men suffered moderate injuries after falling off a cliff north of San Diego, California while playing Pokémon Go.

"The game, released July 6 in the U.S., is a smartphone-based augmented reality experience, using GPS-data to allow users to "capture" the virtual creatures on their phones in real-world locations.

"It's been reported that the Pokémon Go app has been installed on more phones than the popular dating app Tinder and lots of people have been enjoying, or braving, the weather in their quests to catch 'em all. However, numerous law enforcement agencies have started issuing statements reminding people to look up while walking around and to put the Pokéballs down when they are behind the wheel."

-- https://www.theweathernetwork.com/us/news/articles/lifestyle/two-gamers-fall-off-cliff-while-playing-pokemon-go-california/70258

Oh yes... "God forbid!" (But do I mean it? God is giving us what we want: someone to tell us what to do, other than God)

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