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"When you have a family, you start to realize what really matters. Having a safe and secure environment for your children to grow up in... That really is a precious thing. That was why the PAP managed to win every seat in every election for 16 years! From 1965 to 1981!"
"Well, yes, I voted for them too. But I don't think that it invalidates the work Charlie and I did together. It was simply a matter of recognising the best men for the job. You can always talk about how they could have done this or that better, or less harshly, perhaps... But you also have to see things from a practical point of view."
Bertrand Wong on living under the PAP, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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"WHY ARE THERE SO MANY COPS IN A RAILYARD!? This has gotta be a fascist state. How's that go, Mussolini made the trains run on time? [...] Yeah, I guess the trains would run on time if there was twenty fucking cops waiting to blow your head off!"

Batman: You grabbed power!
Lord Batman: And with that power, we've made a world where no eight-year-old boy will ever lose his parents, because of some punk with a gun!
**Dramatic Pause**
Batman: ... You win.
Justice League — "A Better World (Part 2)"

And so Night Haunter became the first monarch of Nostramo Quintus, absorbing accumulated knowledge with diligence almost akin to greed. Night Haunter ruled with temperance and reason unheard of until word came to him that some injustice had been done, whereupon he would hunt the offender through the empty streets until exhaustion forced his quarry to collapse. He would then proceed to mutilate his prey, although not beyond recognition. This unpredictable pattern of benevolent wisdom and hideous vengeance ushered the shocked populace into new realms of efficiency and honesty. Exports of adamantium to their neighbouring worlds tripled. The society existed in a terrible harmony of shared wealth and shared fear. None dared have more than his neighbour and under the shadow of Night Haunter's rule, the city grew well-lit and prosperous. And as Nostramo Quintus led, the rest of the planet followed, anxious to keep the Night Haunter from their doors.

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Do you feel you failed your country? Let me tell you what I see. I see another man who has put on a costume and decided to act for us rather than with us. Another man who believes he has more right to decide our future than we do. Another man who has made things catastrophically worse. And another man of means who has completely failed to protect us. Superman had noble intentions too. He was also trying to protect us. The only difference between you and Superman that I can see, Mr. Wayne, was that Superman was a far more competent dictator.
Unnamed Senator, Injustice 2

Reg: All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Attendee: Brought peace?

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Courier: In the meantime, you'd rule Vegas as some kind of dictator?
House: I prefer the term "autocrat". I would rule as a chief executive. I would not answer to a board of directors or any other entity. Nothing to impede progress. If you want to see the fate of democracies, look out the windows.

There are two things that changed when Great Leader took power: first, water got a lot cheaper. Second, the incidence of murders, aggravated assaults, sexual violence, and starvation all dropped by about a million percent. The Loyalists knew to salute Great Leader when his picture passed by in a parade, sure - but it's really that reminder of hydration and nutrition and not suddenly dying that they're loyal to. And that's exactly what they're fighting to keep.
Marvin Beck, Brigador
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