Great Dictators have a lot in common. Control is the key. They may control via dynamic and frequently long speeches. Hitler, Castro, Barack O’TomA and David Hogg come to mind Others including Hitler, Saddam, and Stalin were willing and able to execute large numbers of people and in Saddam’s case in public. Others such as Kim Jong Eun are selectively ruthless.
This is why The Tom has come to admire our beloved Dictator-In-Training Parkland’s own David Hogg. Hogg also uses speaking to large crowds as a key tool in his Dictator Tool Kit. But his main power to is shame, threaten and boycott. He has threatened major corporations with his boycott threats. Colleges have abandoned their admission standards to try to escape his wrath. His call for Common Sense gun control measures imply if you don’t agree with him you lack basic common sense. He wants you to vote based on his one issue and one issue only. Is this crazy or what?
History has shown that you need to stop Dictators early before they become entrenched. They sound good in the beginning, but rarely end well.