Daig pa si Hitler! FEU’s Jesus Falcis predicts Duterte will become a dictator within 5 years
Lawyer Jesus Falcis believes President Rodrigo Duterte may break the record on how swift a head of state becomes a dictator at the pace he has been running the government.
Falcis, a lecturer on law and media at the Far Eastern University, noted in a Facebook post that a decade passed before Adolf Hitler turned from a charismatic leader to a dictator.
Meanwhile, it took Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan around a decade to impose authoritarian rule.
“It took Marcos more than 5 years before he declared martial law and became a dictator,” Falcis said.
“Duterte? Probably in less than 5 years,” he quipped.
Falcis’ status message accompanied a post by former Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello in which he noted that the mass killing of drug suspects was just the first stage in Duterte’s “project.”
“Now unfolds the second stage, the violation of civll and political rights, the first stage having accomplished its task of terrorizing the country into paralysis and submission,” Bello said.
The former lawmaker believes the third and final stage in Duterte’s “blitzkrieg fascism” will be his “lunge” for absolute power.