Sunday, January 30, 2011
Middle East Democracy
America tells Mubark what he needs to do.
America wants democracy in Egypt. Democracy is good America says, forgetting Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza to which it brought democracy. Even Iran is democratic. America does not like it.
America thinks it has democracy at home because people vote. People voting, however, is not sufficient for a democracy. A democracy needs voting of informed and knowledgeable people. Voting out of ignorance, voting out of greed, voting to get paid for are non-democratic.
When people who cared about abortion voted for a president who did not care about the world, but found himself decimating Iraq, hence helping Iran to start its nuclear program this is not a democracy, this is simply stupid.
Let people who care and know about abortion vote about abortion. Let those who understand the world vote about foreign policy. Any other arrangement is simply ludicrous.
America is in a position in which its own democracy is making it dysfunctional. This is not a position to advise others. Humble yourself America. Show the world that you can manage your own affairs. Then the world may listen once more to what you have to say.