A useful guide to dictatorship

Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, one of Africa’s most prominent Covid-19 deniers, has died after a two-week absence from public life that prompted speculation that he had contracted the disease.

No, not that, this:

Government officials had insisted Magufuli was working normally and that citizens should ignore “hateful” rumours coming from abroad. Police arrested four people since last week on charges of spreading false information about the health of political leaders.

Did you know that it is actually illegal in France to call a public servant an ignorant fuckwit?

11 thoughts on “A useful guide to dictatorship”

  1. Well I must admit as a government bureaucrat I wouldn’t have liked someone calling me an ignorant fuckwit. Whether it would have been true or not is another matter.

  2. “Did you know that it is actually illegal in France to call a public servant an ignorant fuckwit?”

    On the grounds that it’s pleonastic?

  3. One other useful sign of a dictatorship is they don’t allow you to leave. We’re currently living under a dictatorship, in fact so is much of the World.

  4. More likely whacked by rivals but vax-freaks –like socialist scum in general–always try to cash in on any chance.

  5. “ignorant fuckwit”: what’s that in French, then?

    Un con. Works for pretty much any English insult.

  6. Police Inspector: “Who called that ​public servant an ignorant fuckwit?”
    Heckler: “Who called that ignorant fuckwit a public servant?”

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