Military coup ousts Sudan dictator

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/11/military-coup-ousts-sudan-dict.html

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Well, I am sure this will be a painless transition to a democracy…

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Came to say I hope the next dictator is wise and benevolent.

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Of course the new leader is wise and benevolent. Why would anyone think treasonous things like they are a dictator? We even have elections which don’t have secret ballots, so everyone can see the love we have for our leadership!

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Hmm, sounds like you’re some kind of traitor to the Great Leader, citizen!
Off to the Fun Palace with you!

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As bad as the expected value of a military coup is, the situation pre-coup seemed awfully grim, so I’m tempted to think of this as a good thing. I guess you can just call me the eternal optimist!

Best of luck to the people of the region currently known as Sudan (maybe cancel my optimist credentials).

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I hope that it turns out well, but the only example of a military coup that brought democracy that I can think of is the Carnation Revolution in Portugal.

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“Military seizes control. World rejoices.”

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Dangit, why can’t these people ever get ousted by an academic coup or a scientific coup or a coup of culinary workers?

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I just need to know if the next authoritarian is pro- or anti-Erdogan.

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I’m hoping for an anime coup to save the US. I may be biased.

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Given how popular anime avatars are among “alt-right” trolls, the result of an anime coup might not be what you want.

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Really? I didn’t know that. Fuck those guys have to put their stink on everything.

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The protestors are already protesting against the junta.

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Based on the past eight-years of South Sudan independence I am unfortunately feeling very cynical. The people of Sudan and South Sudan deserve better.

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Nonviolent revolution can happen. There’s even a how-to guide: https://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/FDTD.pdf

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