->''"Originally established as a homeland for free American slaves, [[{{Irony}} it's been enslaved]] by one dictator after another ever since. The latest was American-educated, self-declared president Andre Baptiste. President Baptiste ''was'' my best customer, but I was in no hurry to meet him; he'd gotten a reputation for [[MakeAnExampleOfThem routinely hacking off the limbs of those who opposed him.]] His seven-year civil war has been described as 'a relentless campaign of sadistic, wanton violence.' That kind of sums up [[WithFriendsLikeThese Andy]] for me."''
-->--'''Yuri Orlov''', ''Film/LordOfWar''

->''"With some irritation, I told him that I had no intention of repeating the various horror stories told told me by those who had been ruined by his government, their businesses seized, their livelihoods ended... An owner would come into work one morning to find an army officer sitting at his desk, directing what had been his business the day before.\\\
Heikal was scornful. 'So we take their money. So they are not happy. So what? At least they are still alive! That's something!' He felt [[KillThePoor this showed great restraint on the part of the government]] and perhaps he was right."''
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''', "Nasser's Egypt"

->''"You know when a shithead [[KarmaHoudini wins the lottery]], and immediately buys [[ConspicuousConsumption a frozen champagne sculpture of his own scrotum]] and a pack of Filipino slave boys to hold up his home shelving units? Well, if that person was a city, it would be Dubai."''
-->-- '''{{WebAnimation/Zero Punctuation}}''', ''SpecOpsTheLine''

->''"Millions of [[{{UsefulNotes/Brazil}} Brazilians]] have been protesting in the streets for more than a year over the superfluous spending on stadiums that'll be abandoned and probably [[TheCityNarrows turned into shantytowns]] two weeks after the games. The government's solution? Spend ''even more money'' coming up with sci-fi-looking measures to curb the protests...In other words, Brazil has finally caught up to the dystopian future shown in the movie ''{{Film/Brazil}}'' from 1985."''
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-scenes-from-world-cup-right-out-dystopian-future/#ixzz33bj7F7Mm "4 Photos From the World Cup Straight Out of a Dystopia"]]