reply to post by dampnickers
You have a good idea - but I feel that it is...not all entirely true.
Yes, you have "proved" that the your country is also a "(representative) democracy" like "America" (or vice versa)...but that is not the
In BOTH nations, there are very big upsets economically/politically.
I will use the bailouts. The number of Americans against it were far more than a simple majority. Yet they still went through with it.
The amount of tar the people can throw at the government is doing nothing. They "know" we want it back. But they are not giving the people their
rightly deserved power back.
Why? Because it is not a true democracy. The problem with Americans today is that many actually think we are being represented fairly, which is far
from the case.
The people speak out thinking their voices are being heard, but it is far from the truth. The only times politicians listen to us are when it does
not affect their agenda.
The problem with America is that our leaders are not working for us. They will not listen to us, resign for us, whatever. They will only tax us, in
a way not good for the country, but their own pockets.
There is a small chance of enough people standing up and going against some of these tyrants...because many people still have "just enough" to go on
with their simple life. Only when a large enough portion of citizens lose what they have worked for all their life, is when something will happen.
In this scenario, the nice ones (the people) are also the ignorant ones.
We have given random trust to our leaders out of a blind, nationalistic sense. It is slowly crumbling.
Look at Obama. So called anti-bush administration angel...but when elected, we found out he is about just as bad, or worse.
Did you know that after the bailouts car companies got (GM for ex
, the government is now wanting to SPEND MORE MONEY on them?
The people are fed up with it. Yet we feel helpless. The truth is, those of us living somewhat comfortably will never stand up.