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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Indonesia is the largest democratic Muslim country in the world, and there is a general freedom to express political viewpoints of all kinds. But ask around and what you will often hear from people on the street is that there is too much democracy, and sometimes a longing for the old days under the dictatorship of Suharto.

It is democracy in the extreme here. There is no infrastructure development, because no elected official can look past their short elected terms. There is no progress on reforms, or laws, because every official seeks to maintain the sharp rhetoric that had them voted into off in the first place, and have no incentive to compromise.

And then there is Aceh province. Aceh is a semi-autonomous province that is extremely Muslim. In most places in Indonesia, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian, live side by side in relative accord, but Aceh has democratically voted themselves into a repressive semi-theocracy.

It is there you will find the mullahs patrolling the streets, and a strong and often hostile xenophobia towards other belief systems. Not, however, imposed on them by any religious authority, but chosen through free and open elections.

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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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I'm starting to think the whole idea of politics is an utter failure.

People promising things they can not deliver, putting those who fund their campaigns ahead of those they are meant to represent and are driven by dogmatic political ideology.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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Democracy is the most failed form of government ever.

Research your history... whenever people had to get THINGS DONE, they always suspended democracy.

That must be a sign, no?



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”
Winston Churchill



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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The danger of democracy is a tyranny by the majority.
That is why we have a Constitutional Republic.
However, the majority has now suspended or removed our Constitutional protections.
Many people want to remove the Constitution altogether.
We are in danger but I am now seeing a backlash against those who oppose our current form of government (or as it was meant to be.) The more they squeeze, the more rebellion they are going to find.
The danger is some new treaty being contemplated that would put us under a U.N. Government. That will be the certain death of us. Many will fight, many will rebel. I am afraid many will die.



posted on May, 10 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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My sig below says a hell of a lot!


Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty - Plato

Oh yer that's from about 350 BC


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