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A political idealogical concept in which a government should have the majority of control. However, being a social authoritarian means that the government acts on the part of its citizens. It by no means means a conservative, whackjob society where religion is key and rights are stamped out. It essentially is a benevolent dictatorship, where a small group of people act towards the better of a country.
Guy 1: Dude, did you know Singapore is a benevolent dictatorship?!
Guy 2: Uh yeah. But did you know its one of the most advanced cities in the world because of it? Because of its long term commitment, it can actually start and finish projects! That's why i'm an social authoritarian.
by Pyrotrout February 15, 2011

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A social system where Government yields primary control over free expression of opinions, speech, and attempts to control thought towards a specific set of ideals. Social authoritarian systems are intolerant of opposing viewpoints,.The Social Authoritarian society enforces strict obedience to favored doctrines, at the expense of personal freedom, viewing any counter opinion as dangerous or harmful to society and individuals.
Social Authoritarians attacked a peaceful speech which expressed ideas they find distasteful.
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