Sent to you by a fijian via Google Reader:
Things they do not Teach you at School!!
Media organisations should be afraid, very afraid.
The following article has been around on the internet for a while but is worth another read.
Ways To Get Rid of Dictators
- The people overthrow the dictator (often put in place by foreign agencies) and throw him, along with his henchmen and family, out of the country – e.g., the Shah of Iran, Marcos of Philippines.
- Organise a violent revolution and have the dictator killed – e.g., Ceaucescu in Romania.
- Remove the dictator by legal means like elections but allow him to stay in the country. There's a big risk that he comes back and seeks revenge – e.g., Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua.
- Foreign powers (till then maintaining the dictator) force the dictator to exile without armed intervention – e.g. Mátyás Rákosi of Hungary was exiled by the Soviets to Kirgizia in 1970 to "seek medical attention".
- Foreign powers march in and remove the dictator (whom they either instated or helped earlier) – e.g. Saddam Hussein of Iraq or Manuel Noriega of Panama.
- The dictator kills himself in an act of desperation – e.g., Hitler in 1945.
- The dictator is assassinated by people near him – e.g., Julius Caesar of Rome in 44 AD was stabbed by 60-70 people (only one wound was fatal though).
- Organise strikes and unrest to paralyze the country and convince even the army not to support the dictaor – e.g., Jorge Ubico y Castañeda was ousted in Guatemala in 1944 and Guatemala became democratic.
- Hope that the dictator ages into senility, stops doing any more "harm", and eventually dies when all enemies attend the funeral and praise him – e.g., Fidel Castro of Cuba.
- Invite him to seminars and conferences and declare him the "good guy" – e.g., Muammar Gaddafi of Libya has suddenly become the good guy in world media.
- Rejoice that the dictator has a change of heart and ways (but only after he dies) – e.g., "el Caudillo" or Franco of Spain decreed that after him Spain would become a constitutional monarchy with an elected Prime Minister.