reply to post by gs001
Not all democratic governments are like the elected Autocratic Bush regime. And don't forget more than half of the Americans did not even voted for
their current government.
The main problems I see in democracy?
Generally speaking, democracies are short-term minded, because they have to win voters every 4-5 years. The first one or maximum two years, you will
notice that many newly elected governments will try their best to put some long-term programs on trail, but from the end of the 2nd year they will
start to feel the heat and pressure to do short-term actions to win the re-election, especially if during mid-term they lost votes in the senate or
houses (or equivalent names in other European democracies).
A democracy normally also consist of more than only 2 major parties, this means the government had to be formed by a coalition with the majority of
the votes, otherwise nothing can be achieved. Now these coalitions are very often a 'convenient government with an agenda full of compromisis.
Normally, voters hardly recognize the program of the coalition-party they had voted for. And coalitions from time to time will simply break-up,
causing the country in a vacuum power, long-term programs have to be postponed.
Now, a democracy does work if the economy is running well, seems like money and politics always run hand on hand, but in recessions time hell will
break loose. The indecisivenesses of coalition governments, added to the short-time minded of both 1 party elected & coalition governments will often
cause the government to do actions which are good for the short-term, but VERY bad for the long-term. So that's why you will note that these
democracies are coursing themselves into a disaster within 30-50 years.
As for why these governments brainwash their own people, it's simply because people are by nature corrupted, if the people are lucky then they would
have voted for an ethical president/premier who thinks for the people. But if they are unlucky then they have put corrupted short-term minded
own-benefits chasing coackroaches in office. That is unfortunately the case for the past 7 years in America, causing so much anti-Americanism all over
the world, and don't be fooled, even the American common people dislike their government now. Remember slightly more than half of the Americans did
not voted for the current regime, and most likely a huge portion of the other minority voters are regretting their voting.
Oh by the way, in history a democratic country had brought forth and put Dictators on the highest seat, who single-handedly destroyed the whole system
and turned it in his country.
[edit on 26-8-2007 by IchiNiSan]