the difference between leaders and dictators
Joseph Ernest May 13, 2011
Media -- 2011 will go down as the year citizens across the world stood up
for their rights and cured the vice of complacency that tends to plague
the oppressed out of fear of the unknown.
looking all the events unfolding around the world, there is
a distinct similarity in the way heads of state have been characterized
either by their own people or by international observers. These rulers who
are fighting to stay in power have been labeled dictators. Dictators aren't
necessarily leaders, because leadership is a very noble calling, whereby
leaders are not born, but are made. Whether the label is fitting or not
is up to the citizens of each country to decide, however, this
writer has compiled what he believes characterizes and differentiates leaders
A leader has his peoples' best
interests at heart, a dictator has hisown interests at heart.
A leader corrects injustices, a
dictator commits and encourages injustices.
A leader protects the weak and
helpless, a dictator oppresses the weak and helpless.
A leader unites the people, a
dictator creates division and polarizes the people.
Leaders advance and developtheir countries, dictators setback and
destroy their countries.
When people are hurting, leaders share the
peoples'grief, dictators hurt and grieve their own
Leaders are loved because they donít instill fear in their people,
dictators are hated because they instill fear in their people.
Leaders comfort the oppressed,
dictators oppress the comfortable.
Leaders are trusted by their people,
dictators betray the trust of their people.
Leaders abide by the Law of the
land, dictators are the Law of the land.
It takes a leader to notice
another leader, it takes a dictator to destroy a leader.
Leaders will always be remembered
for the problems they solved, dictators will always be remembered for the
problems they created.