• TheLurker@lemmy.world
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    8 months ago

    Except he won’t be the next leader. He will either be removed by another more extreme person or society will reject his ideals and swing to the opposite position.

    All of the populist leaders have the shortest life span.

    The problem is we collectively keep buying into it.

    • pinkdrunkenelephants@lemm.ee
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      8 months ago

      Doubtful. Putin for example has been in power for decades. Stalin ruled Russia with an iron fist for the rest of his natural life after rising to power. Unless they’re overthrown, that’s what dictators do. That’s the whole point of dictatorships, to make the leaders the new kings.

      There’s nothing stopping that dude from suspending elections and just ruling indefinitely.