“So you think we are already at a dictatorship,” I asked.
“I think you are far worse than a dictatorship. You are in a dictatorship but most of the population is still living in another time. Once America was the cat’s meow. The problem isn’t so much your government. It is your population. Here you are have lost so much in freedom, so much in prosperity and so much in reputation, and you have to ask me if you are living under a dictatorship.”
Via The Broad View. where there is also a great discussion.