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USA: Sole Presidential Trait Trump Has Shown Is A Case Of Caesarism

By Alistair Reign, June 19, 2016 (Updated 06/22/2016). Alistair Reign News Blog.

Vladimir Putin uses a tranquilizer gun to sedate an Amur Tiger during his visit to a nature reserve.

Vladimir Putin uses a tranquilizer gun to sedate an Amur Tiger during his visit to a nature reserve. (Photo: RT).

President Vladimir Putin visits the states. Seen here greeting the Bush family dog, surrounded by Bush family. (Photo: The International).

President Vladimir Putin , seen greeting the Bush family dog.  (Photo: The International).

Case in point

Otto von Bismarck, revered as the “Iron Chancellor”, embraced the plebiscitary philosophy into his Caesar-like leadership; and based his nation’s governance on the symbiotic dynamics between a ‘charismatic leader’ and an ‘irrational mass’ with ‘disdain for parliament’ , as summarized by German theorist, Max Weber. (Popup history of Otto).

The significantly more successful than projected political success of Putin, Trump, Erdogan and Duterte have brought back Weber’s hundred-year-old idea to the 21st century – with a current perspective.

President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer (whom by the way said, "There is no such thing as a former KGB man")

President Vladimir Putin, former KGB officer said, “There is no such thing as a former KGB man”.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, a former KGB officer (whom by the way said, “There is no such thing as a former KGB man“), is currently serving his third, non-consecutive term, and has held office for over 13 years. Terrorizing society through draconian laws is one of the main manifestations of his government.

Citizens can now be sentenced to up to five years for “inciting extremist activity” through the Internet, and “incitement of hatred” has now been raised to eight years imprisonment, as one small example, yet he remains a hero for many.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump theatrics during a rally speech.

Donald John Trump, the brash New York realtor turned presidential candidate, has deflected attention from his lack of experience in politics and over a dozen business failures, with a campaign riding on people’s fears and hatred, while taking advantage of America’s fascination with famous people.

Trump has declared that “most” Mexicans are “rapists and criminals“, and promises to ban all Muslims from entering the United States if elected. He has also promised to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of turkey photo the nationak

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. (Photo: The National).

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is able to command continuous support from the majority of the Turkish people owing to his firmness on secularism, hard fists for the Kurdish secession movement and his vision of “Ottomanism”.

In the November 2015 general election, his AKP regained a parliamentary majority of three-hundred and seventeen (317) out of a total five-hundred and fifty (550) seats.

Presidential Candidate Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to end crime by killing tens of thousands of criminals (photo: Yahoo).

Leading presidential Candidate Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to end crime by killing tens of thousands of criminals. 

Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte, of the Philippines did not apologize for his rude remark on a rape case, has notoriously become known as ‘Dirty Harry’ and ‘Donald Trump of the Philippines’ . [04]

During his campaign for presidency he declared, “I will be strict. I will be a dictator, no doubt it. But only against forces of evil — criminality, drugs and corruption in government”. [05]

The Infamous Kiss

“The Fraternal Kiss” is an example of how a single image can go beyond pure representation and elevate the documentary photography to another level. Depicting the emblematic act for the communists, Bossu’s photograph epitomizes the whole communist world. It symbolizes a mighty site of the Cold War: the Eastern Bloc, thus in a way the Cold War itself.

“The Fraternal Kiss” is an example of how a single image can go beyond pure representation and elevate the documentary photography to another level. Depicting the emblematic act for the communists, Bossu’s photograph epitomizes the whole communist world. It symbolizes a mighty site of the Cold War: the Eastern Bloc, thus in a way the Cold War itself 1979. (Credit: Rare Historical Photos).

Plebiscitary leadership’ does not work out without an ‘irrational mass’ and for unknown reasons, the masses worldwide are not just obsessed with the present – but also the past charismatic leaders, be they respectful or disgraceful.

The Inspiration 

Painted on the side of a building in Bristol, southwest England - home of the celebrated graffiti artist Banksy - the image reprises a 1979 photograph of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker kissing, which was later turned into a mural on the Berlin Wall.

Painted on the side of a building in Bristol, southwest England – home of the celebrated graffiti artist Banksy.

The image reprises a 1979 photograph of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German President Erich Honecker kissing, which was later turned into a mural on the Berlin Wall. (The Kiss seen above).

It was commissioned by pro-EU campaign group “We are Europe” as what they call a warning of things to come if Britons vote to leave the 28-member bloc on June 23 (2016), as advocated by both Johnson and Trump, the presumptive Republican candidate in November’s U.S. presidential election.

Johnson is the “Out” campaign’s best-known leader and Trump has said Britain would be “better off without” the EU, which he has blamed for Europe’s migration crisis. (Credit: Toronto Sun).

In summary, it is still too early to say that the masses would enable the Caesar-type leaders to the extent that they could deform democracy and weaken the legislative powers of nations worldwide.

In his many words of wisdom, Plato wrote, that when democracy evolves into tyranny, it is the irrational mass, not the charismatic leaders, to blame“.

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