. July 7, 2009 SouthAmerica: On Sunday I attended a birthday party for my nephew. He just turned 31 years old. They invited about 30 of his friends most of his friends were age around 30 years old. At one point I was a silent observer of the conversation of 5 or 6 of his friends, they were talking about what they think about the United States (my nephew did not take part of the conversation he has no interest in politics anyway) â these kids were all American kids â I was surprised by the subject of their conversation. Basically they think that the United States is in a massive mess in many ways, and they think that the only way to fix this country it is if the US becomes a dictatorship ruled by a strongman. They were saying it would take a good dictator about 4 or 5 years to straighten out this country. But one of the guys said the only problem with dictators is that you place them in power for 4 or 5 years and they end up staying 20 years. They were mad about the total mess that their generation is inheriting from the prior generation; they were angry with the Wall Street, the banking system and corporate greed and exploitation. Among other things they were really pissed by the increase of interest rates that they got on their credit cards and all the fees that the banks are coming up with. I did not say a word and I was thinking were these kids are getting these ideas from? Why they think that way? Were they are getting their information to come up with solutions like that? All of these guys had at least a college education, the fellow who was the biggest supporter for the dictatorship concept he is 30 years old and he is very prosperous he started a company in the web when he was 17 years old and he has been doing very well financially ever since that time. He is a very smart kid, a very hard worker, and his company is doing very well even during this hard times that we have been going through. I am sorry I just listened to their conversation and I did not ask them some questions such as: 1) Why they think that way? 2) What kind of communication system they were using to come up with these ideas such as television programs, books that they were reading, information on this subject that they found in the internet, opinions of family members that were influencing their thinking and so onâ¦? 3) How many of their friends think that way? 4) In the case of choosing a dictator who they had in mind to be the leader of this American dictatorship? 5) What they expected this dictator to do and in which specific areas? 6) Why they felt that only a dictatorship system can save the future of this country? ******** The conversation of these guys from a younger generation surprised me in many ways since what we lack in the United States is real democracy â we have a system of two wings of the same bird. The US needs a system of at least 4 or 5 major political parties. I wonder what percentage of the US population are feeling the same way as these kids today? .