A man will die, but not his ideas.
Friday, April 14, 2006
The American Style of Democracy
Democracy. A word that holds great meanings, but only in its definition and in dictionaries. Lately, some countries have found another use for the word. It has been discovered that this powerful word is a great weapon that should be added to any arsenal as a weapon of persuation and deception. And there's no greater evidence on this than how the US government uses the word as an excuse for any action it takes, whether or not this action is right and justified. For the Iraq war, the US government turned to this weapon to justify what they did over there and the whole stupid war and the inhuman behaviour of its soldiers over there after the big fat lie of weapons of mass distruction failed.
You always hear American leaders talk about freedom and democracy and all these shiny words. But in reality, the definition of democracy in the US government's dictionary has a great property. It is polymorphic to serve the goals of those in charge. For while they give speeches about how bad dictatorship is and how the people should be in charge and have the freedom of choosing their governments, at the same time they are punishing the Palestinians for practicing their rights and choosing the government that they see fit to represent them. Why? Well, because their style of democracy dictates that yes the people are free to choose, but in the end they must choose what they (the leaders of the American government) want. Democracy, the American style. If our friends at Israel don't like it, then we don't. And if we don't, then it is not democracy. And so, the Palestinians should suffer. As if their everyday suffering weren't enough!
And the game of double standards continues. India should be allowed to have nuclear technology. The same goes to Pakistan, but not like India of course. However, Iran has no right at all in such a technology. Iran is bad, India is good, Israel is great. Who's the judge? The US government. Why? Because good and bad in its opinion is tied to who's with its policy and who's against. Democracy?! R.I.P. democracy.
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