Think about it, has there ever been a smart dictator? Most are very one-dimensional and dull in their 'vision'. Consider Kim Jong Un. You have that much power over your land and people and all you can think of doing is bluffing other countries about that tired old song and dance of the proverbial male dick measuring contest and eating like a pig while your citizens starve. That is so passe and so overdone and so.. goddamn lame. When he could be using that power to think of a new utopia to create truly. He has the power to decide what elements he will allow to influence his society which is a rare and beautiful opportunity. A society that can choose to exclude the negative trashy elements of modern mainstream culture etc but incorporate helpful and needful elements his people need and could benefit from yet it remains a typical hellhole. A society you can mold from scratch. A society where you make law that a star trek series always be in production for the betterment of society, for example and exclude/ban kardashian bullshit etc or elements that would dumb down or taint your society. You can't do that with other societies. If dictators were really spectacular visionaries once they get that position, they could do a lot of good. They could make a society that could be a better example for others. they could be and so something truly 'revolutionary'. Those who gain power does not mean they are best for the job. It means just that, they are good at gaining power. Again, i have to blame nature. It's pretty damn stupid.