So when the protests started in Egypt, their internet suddenly cut out. When the Egyptian embassy was asked why, they said that maybe a cleaner accidentally unplugged it.
You notice how pretty much no one in the world is willing to be an unapologetic dictator anymore? I mean, back in the day, you would have a leader say, “I unplugged the internet because I’m a dictator and I can do what I want!” But the concept of democracy has won over so much that even dictators feel ashamed of themselves and need to come up with lame excuses for their oppression even if no one would actually believe them. Like even Saddam Hussein felt the need to hold sham elections; what happened to dictators who just said, “I’m in charge and I’ll always be in charge. I’m a dictator; I do what I want!”
It reminds me a lot of hugely liberal journalists who like pretend their unbiased. Yeah, the bias is bad, but it would at least be nice if the journalist was honest about it instead of pretending it away. Same for dictators; why can’t they just be forthright about their dictatorness anymore? Honesty, people.