Discussion in 'History' started by JBeukema, Mar 6, 2011.
The War On Democracy by John Pilger
Wind of democracy blowin' across the Arab world...
Demonstrations Intensify in Several Arab Countries
March 13, 2011 - Unrest is marking the beginning of another week in some Arab countries, with several governments trying to disperse protesters.
Should we want crazy Arabs to have a Democracy? Our Founders were largely against democracy or mob rule. That is why they gave us a republic with a little democracy thrown in to pacify the mob.
Don't be convinced of that.
They'll say what they want to get your support, and your arms. But after that we can only hope for moderate dictatorships (sometimes pursued under the auspice of religious dogma).
That's the best we're gonna get.
The idiots living in the Middle East will never liv under a freely elected country. They, like Mexico have lived with corrupt ogverments for so long that there is no help for them.
Are the riots in the Mid-East an example of democracy or anarchy? Where have the Arabs been while the rest of the world was evolving? Is it possible that Sharia law has kept the Arab world living in camel dung while Christian and Jewish societies have been advancing?
I would say the discovery of oil has kept the Middle East from evolving. An educated Middle East is a lot harder to steal oil.
Democracy sucks. The founders hated democracy. We are not a democracy. Democracy is not mentioned anywhere in any founding document.
Constitutional Republic is where it's at.
Tyranny of the Majority sucks.
Democracy should die in a corner.
well, our democracy could be improved with
1) voter education testing
2) and not allowing those on the dole to vote.
Strive for consistancy buddy.
Democracy like u once said w/o a good bill of rights is pretty dangerous. Especially in places where 90% of the population can gang up on the minorities. Heck, we saw it here.
Gotta let the poor vote also. Otherwise you will have a socialist revolution.
What is sweeping the arab world? I dunno. We should probably try to nudge them towards a modern form of government.
Why the change now? Internet perhaps? It has been sixty years since most of their lines were drawn in the middle east but north africa has been the same forever...
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