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March 21, 2006 2:03 PM   Subscribe

Dictator of the Month. Your one stop shop for all your dictator-oriented needs. Even includes scorecards. From Amin to Zedong, they're all right here, folks. Enjoy some righteous anger.
posted by Meatbomb (17 comments total)

 
Dare I ask why I'm seeing Google Ads for herpes on the main page?
posted by Gator at 2:08 PM on March 21, 2006


What, no Bush?

Thanks, I'll be here all week.
posted by billysumday at 2:10 PM on March 21, 2006


Since when is Chavez a dictator?
posted by Artw at 2:19 PM on March 21, 2006


I second Artw.
posted by goatdog at 2:21 PM on March 21, 2006


Dare I ask why I'm seeing Google Ads for herpes on the main page?

Probably because after you read a few, you find out that the author is obsessed with Edwardian-era slander: all of these dictators apparently had an STD that affected their brain.

All I got out of reading this crap was that if I want to be a successful communist leader, I should get syphillis because THEY ALL had it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:22 PM on March 21, 2006


from the site:
Similar to Castro, Chávez is seen as a darling to the left wing, especially left wing media in the United States.

*blinks*

I love the fact that people think we have a "left-wing" media in the U.S. As if Wolf Blitzer was calling us out into the streets to shoot the rich or something.
posted by CRM114 at 2:32 PM on March 21, 2006


As if Wolf Blitzer was calling us out into the streets to shoot the rich or something.

He's not stupid enough to just say it on CNN. Wolf tells me telepathically.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:39 PM on March 21, 2006


For a man named Wolf Blitzer he's kind of disapointingly undynamic. he should be punching people in the face and stuff.
posted by Artw at 3:51 PM on March 21, 2006


I really dislike Chavez, but he is no dictator. Enver Hoxha has always been my favorite because he was maniacal about enforcing atheism and he built pyramids all over Albania.
posted by Falconetti at 6:09 PM on March 21, 2006


I like this line from the Saddam Hussein entry:

"After much political jockeying between the USA and Saddam Hussein regarding weapons of mass destruction over the following years the die was cast once and for all after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centrwe, which led to the expulsion of the Taliban from Afghanistan."

Wha?
posted by papakwanz at 6:20 PM on March 21, 2006


papakwanz: Note that technically it did not say that Saddam is related to 9-11. Sounds familiar!
posted by Falconetti at 6:28 PM on March 21, 2006


I like the idea of this site, but gadzooks, some authorial intervention in the narrative with Chavez and Saddam.
I donno. Laurent Kablia seems like a choice for this. Seemed like a good natured guy. For a dictator.
>For a man named Wolf Blitzer...
I like that!
posted by philfromhavelock at 6:34 PM on March 21, 2006


billysumday: What, no Bush?

Thanks, I'll be here all week.


OTOH, from one of the articles...

"In The Soldier and the State, Huntington summarizes fascism as follows:

* Glorifies struggle
* Hails the State as the ultimate source of morality
* Romanticizes war and violence
* Worships power as an end in itself
* Emphasizes the supreme power of the leader
* Advocates a dynamic, aggressive, revolutionary policy to promote conflict
* Believes in the total subordination of social institutions to the State"
posted by Nquire at 6:35 PM on March 21, 2006


As if Wolf Blitzer was calling us out into the street

Wolfie's one of theirs.

I certainly don't like Chavez -- people who monkey with constitutions to give themselves extra terms in office aren't really democratic poster boys, and neither are people who are chummy with the likes of Castro. But even I wouldn't call him a dictator. He's not as bad as Lukashenko, for instance, who runs a police state in all but name. He and Bush are really quite alike in so many ways, they deserve each other.
posted by dhartung at 9:22 PM on March 21, 2006


Rimmer: That's Nuremberg! That's Adolf Hitler. He was leader of the runners-up in World War II.
Kryten: I cut the photograph out of one of your magazines.
Rimmer: Which magazine was that?
Kryten: Fascist Dictator Monthly. He was Mr. October.
Lister, to the crowd: Ignore him! He's a complete and total nutter! And he's only got one testicle!

posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 2:25 AM on March 22, 2006


Well this list is just silly. They're missing Saparmurat Niyazov! I believe his last decree was that Turkomen appearing on tv couldn't wear makeup because it obscured the national character of their skintone.
I mean, I'm not sure he's done all that much of the indiscriminate killing, but as far as "batshit insane dictator" goes, he's got it more than covered.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 6:28 AM on March 22, 2006


Oh. Never. Freaking. Mind. There he is. I'll go have some coffee now. But in all seriousness, he's much more fun than any of those other guys.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 6:30 AM on March 22, 2006


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