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Post time 2007-6-16 19:01:18 |Display all floors

A RACIST RADICAL SPEAKS OF DEMOCRACY

You fellows have NO idea the laughter you are creating to "westerners" when you try to address Democracy.

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Post time 2007-6-16 20:19:38 |Display all floors
Mockery.

A shaken US populace is practically begging for genuine voices and fresh ideas — most Americans know that the country's in trouble and are more willing than usual to consider bold new directions.

The majority of American citizens now oppose the war in Iraq, but neither party in power does, making a mockery of 2-party representative democracy.
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Post time 2007-7-3 03:46:44 |Display all floors
So You Think You Have A Democracy?
By Charles B. Edelman

You do not have a democracy simply because you have the right every two, four or six years to choose between bought off crook number one or bought off crook number two.

Money plays too great a role in American politics. The U.S. government is for sale to the highest bidder. If you have enough money you can buy a senator, a congressmen, a governor or a president. The rich, the mafia, the landlords and corporate America own and control the government on the local, state and federal level.

Politicians need the poor man's vote but they need the rich man's money. Running for office in America is all too often the difficult art of persuading the poor and the middle classes that you have their interests at heart and getting enough money from the rich and the corporations to get elected and betray that contention. We don't have a democracy in America, we have a plutocracy.

The United States Congress is nothing but a collection of hirelings, flunkies, prostitutes and bought off crooks. The President is nothing but a stooge for corporate America with no more independence than a puppet on a string.

The Bush Administration is simply the most blatant and obvious puppet and prostitute of corporate America in the entire history of the republic. It is impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins.

Money should not play so great a role in American politics. Rule by corporate America is not what the founding fathers had in mind when they founded this country, and if they could have foreseen the massive corruption and depravity in American politics today they might have called off the revolution, or adopted constitutional protections against it.

We will not have a true democracy in America until the private funding of political campaigns is entirely replaced by public funding and until the airwaves are owned by the people instead of a rich and privileged few. Money not only talks, it never shuts up or gives anyone else a chance to be heard.

Money and democracy simply do not mix. No man can serve two masters. It is time for a second American revolution that will make the first one seem like a tea party. How much longer can we afford to be ruled by the hirelings of the rich when they are ruining our planet, paying us subsistence wages or less and bending over backwards to help and serve the rich with tax loopholes, tax breaks and tax cuts while millions of Americans can't even afford decent housing, decent health care or even adequate legal representation?
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Post time 2007-7-4 00:39:39 |Display all floors

Reply #376 --- changabula's post...

You wrote,

"Money plays too great a role in American politics. The U.S. government is for sale to the highest bidder. If you have enough money you can buy a senator, a congressmen, a governor or a president. The rich, the mafia, the landlords and corporate America own and control the government on the local, state and federal level. "

So... can you identify a political system where a buearacrats have not been bribed, bought off, or exchanged political favor for sex, money or power?  

I will grant the existence of the rare few buearacrats who maintain their integrity, but they are few.

I believe a better measure of political systems is the ability of the people to recall corrupt politicians, replace the party in control, or change the direction their leadership is taking them.  THe United States system is one that allows this.

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Post time 2007-7-4 00:58:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by changabula at 12-6-2007 00:38
Is this democracy?

USA PATRIOT Act (11/14/2003)


And if Americans wanted to remove it, how could they do it without the right to elect their leaders and representatives? If they want it gone, they can vote for people who will throw it out.
"People are the water, the ruler is the boat; water can carry the boat, but it can also capsize it."

-- Li Shimin (2nd Tang Emperor, "Taizong")

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Post time 2007-7-4 01:38:21 |Display all floors
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