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Originally posted by masonwatcher
I suppose it is because post colonial societies, having emerged from centuries of foreign occupation, have never had the experience of a democratic civic life and the prerequisite institutions in place. Instead their colonial masters handed them to the strongmen appointed to rule over them.
Further still, democratic societies are particularly unwieldy and an anathema to multinationals when it comes to resource rich third world countries. It is in the interest of Western countries that their corporations achieve their goals and accordingly define their foreign policies. These policies manifests itself in deploying immense resources in undermining the evolutionary processes needed to create democratic societies.
Originally posted by Sestias
reply to post by LordKnowaLot
That's a good question, but I think there are a number of threads that address that question already and so it doesn't need to be taken up here.
My opinion, in brief, is that there are many different factions that want to revolt, but they have different agendas. I think a revolution here, are this time, would quickly disintegrate into warfare between the factions, each of which would want to control. I don't see the communists and/or socialists getting along with the anarchists or the far right, for example.