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Originally posted by nosferatu at 2006-10-19 00:36
Are you implying that not all of the Chinese are intelligent enough to make a good choice?
yes, when it comes to matter of national, or international, importance. for example, 90% of chinese want to revenge japan. 85% want to take taiwan today.
75% want to go back to communism of materials. a majority would want to get rid of the 1-child policy. now, can u see what a incredible balance act the present chinese leaders are performing.
Or perhaps you are fearful that they will be able to discern the truth and actually make the correct choice?
u mean like america's iraq war, and israel's recent invasion of lebanon?
Those denying others a voice in determining their own future are usually the group currently in charge who do not wish to lose their current power base and the resulting perks or wealth that accompanies their position.
yes! money and politics should never mix. so 90 percent of all democratically selected leaders should be thrown out, starting with the 2 clowns, bush and chen----bean of taiwan.
look what china did to the shanghai mayor, and thailand did to the billionaire prime minister. that's the asian way.
The welfare and benefits to the common people/citizens are the least of their concerns.
r u talking about china or america, taiwan or the rest of the pitiful citizens of democratic countries.
the only thing good leaders should have on their mind is the welfare and benefits of the people, this include not letting them indulging too much in their self interests, much like parents do toward kids. and the most important thing in getting good leaders is to have a good training program -- not to get votes, but to serve the people.
in time of war, it IS important to empower the people, otherwise howelse u ever going to convince them to die for the country. that's why democracy is great for winning wars.
but in peace times, people should be left to raise families. the most important thing for today's predatory, capitalistic society, is to guard against the rich and powerful from exploit the mass. we must not have democracy, which gives rise to politicians, who would do exactly that!