Dictators and “Wanna-Be” Dictators Come In All Shapes and Sizes

By Mr. Schnell

Can you pick out the “Wanna-Be” dictators?

America had a coup attempt on January 6th, 2021. Trump and his minions catalyzed the ensuing chaos that fateful day at the Capitol Building while Pence was officially counting and confirming electoral votes. Well … that’s my opinion anyway!

Trump has turned this nation into a third world country. No peaceful transfer of power. Instead … a violent takeover attempt … a coup. Third world here we come.

I came across this article by Stephanie Schoppert for “History Collection” and her first two paragraphs included this quote:

“… dictators can be some of the richest people in the world and leading a country filled with the poorest. They can kill and starve their people with impunity while lining their own pockets. They treat the land and lives of millions as their own personal playgrounds, making people work to increase the fortune of their leaders while they face brutal reprisals if they don’t work.

Many of these dictators are in power due to military coups and some continued to stay in power due to the proxy wars of the cold war. Even as the outright corruption was obvious, inflation skyrocketed and humanitarian groups were unable to function, these leaders were able to stay in power due to brutal enforcement of their regime.”

Here is a link to her article:

The article is interesting and reminded me of the end of Trump’s administration and his attempt to stay in power by staging a coup … just like they do in Africa, Asia, Central and South America third world countries.

Brutality and genocide seem to follow when despots are in power.

All through history evil and corrupt leaders worldwide have gained power and led nations down a road to disaster. Germany’s Hitler, for example, didn’t succeed with his Beer Hall Putsch coup in November of 1923. He learned from it! Later he twisted democratic ideals from the Weimar Republic to win the German chancellorship, then turn democratic Germany into a one-man fascist Nazi nightmare the world will never forget.

He took over from the inside.

History is repeating itself with Trump and his Brown Shirt MAGA, Q-Anon insane, fascist, Republican party. Trump won the election in 2016 and once President he put in three right wingnut Supreme court justices turning the court into a Christian National MAGA majority that would love to diminish or abolish separation of church and state among other diabolical giant leaps backwards. The Taliban has come to roost in the highest court of the land. Our 234-year-old Constitution and freedoms are threatened!!!

The January 6 committee is doing a fantastic job and it would be wonderful to see Donald Trump made accountable for his crimes. Maybe we will be able to save Democracy. Stay tuned.

I am not looking forward to a Pol Pot/Putinesque world under Donald Trump or his cult of misfit ne’er-do-wells in 2024. There won’t be NO voting for fascist right-wing brown shirts in my house.

Joe Biden saved this country by legally winning in 2021.

Democrats must win in the 2022 midterm elections. Democracy is at stake.





Tiny Donald T (wanna-be dictator): unknown meme from internet (If I knew I would give credit)

Putin (dictator currently committing war crimes): unknown meme from internet (If I knew I would give credit)

*Ginni G-String (Wanna-be dictator): en.wikipedia.org

*Stalin (brutal murdering dictator when alive): britannica.com

*Alito (Wanna-be dictator and throwback to Salem Witch Trials): newsbeyonddetroit.net

*Benito (Brutal murdering dictator executed by Italian partisans): britannica.com

*Amy Coney Barrett: politico.com

*Adolf Hitler: britannica.com

*Clarence Thomas (Ranked fifth worst Supreme Court Justice in American history): reuters.com

*Mobota (brutal dictator): en.wikipedia.org

*Nguema (brutal dictator): nofi.fr

*General Abacha (brutal dictator): http://www.planet101.ng

*Mugabe (brutal dictator): answersafrica.com

*Mbasogo (brutal dictator): http://www.enca.com

*Omar Al-Bshir (brutal dictator): http://www.nbcnews.com

*Idi Amin(brutal dictator): http://www.biography.com

*Santos(brutal dictator): howafrica.com

*Deby(brutal dictator): alchetron.com

*Taylor(brutal dictator): http://www.telegraph.co.uk

*(Names added to photos by Mr. Schnell)

Published by undergroundcartoonist

Underground Cartoonist is a former ICU nurse that has worked at numerous civilian, military, and veteran Intensive Care Units across the country for better than three decades but has been sketching, drawing, and cartooning since he first picked up a crayon in kindergarten. Dabbled with political cartooning, writing, and general illustrations but the bread and butter came from health care. Recently left professional nursing to concentrate on camping, hiking, nature, the outdoors, trees, trails, and peace of mind. Love a campfire; rather watch it than TV. Avoid bureaucracy, career ladders, ladder climbers, and hero worship at all cost. Evenings spent with a good book, reading until the book smacks my nose when I doze off. Generally up at sun rise, listen to the mourning doves, put the coffee on, and play it by ear the rest of the day.

8 thoughts on “Dictators and “Wanna-Be” Dictators Come In All Shapes and Sizes

  1. I know there were lots of others. Ferdinand Marcos (and Imelda) in the Philipines, and PW Botha (representing the National Party) in South Africa are just two more for your list.

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    1. Lots of dictators. So many!!! I remember as a child I had to learn the Ten Commandments. “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” Wow. “Do as I say not as I do” when it comes to the power-hungry, ambitious, immoral maniacs that somehow get control.


  2. I’ve been advised not to give too much attention to current affairs, but I don’t want to stick my head in the sand.
    I made myself confident that the world had seen the last of the Trump brand as other egos in the party would not allow him back and outside the party he couldn’t win.
    But yesterday I read about the situation in Arizona, with Rusty Bowers being condemned by Trump for refusing to deny the election result, and the expected election of a pro Trump candidate in his place. So now I understand the danger. I still think Trump as President is history, but he will influence the election of junior officials and continue to exercise power through them. Even if he dies tomorrow his influence will continue, and with your bizarre habit of swinging blue, red, blue, red. ..
    It’s Just a matter of time before you get another nut but leader.
    The other possibility is that the republican party will die of the toxic contamination, but nature abhors a vacuum….
    There is nothing that I, as a foreigner can do about this, but I want to know what is going on.

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    1. As long as money buys politicians it will be business as usual (corruption, greed, pandering to and brainwashing the willfully ignorant). That is why I head for the Wolf Pup Condominiums (Consists of a 16 ft. single axle camper/trailer, an aluminum/tarp shelterfor shade and a teepee tent) situated nicely at the corner of Wolf Pup meadow. No electricity, no water. Pack in pack out. Peaceful solitude. When I come back to the civilized world I stay long enough to check in on world insanity, resupply and head back to the meadow.

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      1. Whenever I read shit news from the US I will think of you Mr Schnell, and your kind.
        I know the other kind exist, but I’ll focus on the saner half of America.

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