Originally posted by Bluesma
I apologize beforehand if my question is naive, or just downright stupid,
but I am going to go ahead and zip up my flame suit here.
There is something that I have wondered for so long and it seems to be a question one is not allowed to ask- people just get offended and don't answer it.
But we have some people here with a cool head that might be able to just explain to me without losing it.
I have always wondered why the US speaks of wanting to set up, encourage, or somehow help other countries become Democracies.
And yet, America itself is not a Democracy, and it's fundamental values that it was set up on and that the Constitution protect were anti-democratic. Our founding fathers believed that it was more important to defend the minority from the majority, the individual against the collective, and NOT let the majority run things.
They believed that ends up with the least educated, the least disciplined, population in charge- which is bad for the nation as a whole.
So why do they want to push other nations to have it?????
edit on 25-9-2012 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)
democracy does not mean what u think it to mean. democracy means "War". countries around the world have unique things they trade or use for trade and tourism. one country may have exotic spices.. another exotic cloths etc. in the US's case what u have to offer the world market is weapons. that's the only thing u have to export and the military force trained to use those weapons. so selling the weapons was just the first step. then ur government realized they can sell the military personnel with the weapons since their soldiers are just dogs anyway and can be used in commerce. the soldiers have become assets.. not in a human way.. but in an inanimate object sort of way.
So when next you hear about America spreading democracy and think it's about ppl's rights and values.. just look at your election process and how corrupt it is. the two party system just playing everyone against eachother when in fact democrats run both parties. and the president chosen for that year in a closed room about 10 years before anyone even voted. there's my 2 cents for ya.
edit on 25-9-2012 by 0mage because: (no reason given)