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Etymology: Middle English, from Latin erroneus, from erron-, erro wanderer, from errare
Maybe it was in latin.
Comparing Hitler and Mussolini to Chávez? Comparing Nazi Germany to Venezuela? Seriously?
dictatorship refers to an autocratic form of absolute rule by leadership unrestricted by law, constitutions, or other social and political factors within the state. [From wikipedia]
A dictator is one who has absolute power, not one who abuses power, that's a corrupt politician. If Chávez had absolute power, he wouldn't need a referendum in order to change the constitution, nor need the approval of the parliament. So no, I don't think he is a dictator.
In the next elections, people can vote for another person, and he'll have to leave office. Only if he doesn't, against the will of the people, can he be considered a dictator. Not before.
Venezuela's elections' turnout are always higher than U.S., for instance, yet I don't see anybody calling U.S. presidents "dictators".
"Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it. And this is mainstream media. There should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."
And there is, you can go to jail for these false accusations. But of course, it's much more eye-catching using a title like "Sean Penn: Journalists who call Hugo Chávez a dictator should be jailed" than writing the actual quote.
Wonder who is classified a dictator in his mind...
I actually wonder the same thing about your mind. How is a person democratically elected... a dictator? Do you even know what a dictatorship is?
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