Main Entry: des·pot Pronunciation: 'des-p&t, -"pät Function: noun Etymology: Middle French despote, from Greek despotEs master, lord, autocrat, from des- (akin to domos house) + -potEs (akin to posis husband); akin to Sanskrit dampati lord of the house -- more at DOME, POTENT Date: 1585 1 a : a Byzantine emperor or prince b : a bishop or patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church c : an Italian hereditary prince or military leader during the Renaissance 2 a : a ruler with absolute power and authority b : a person exercising power tyrannically
Let's not even talk about Hitler and Milosevic. A despot rule people in his own country with tyranny. Those idiots go rule and destroy other countries, they are in a different category. Unfortunately many occurances of despots happen in developing countries. Lets meet some of them: Nigeria - Sani Abacha Republic of Congo - Mobutu Sese Seko Cambodia - Pol Pot Malaysia - The regime; the whole thing! of course there's the head despot. But, anybody in the position of power and conciously oppress malaysians should be held accountable. There is no excuses of "I was under orders" and that could only confirm them as gutless and spineless cowards who could not be relied upon should things change for the better.