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Is Democracy dead in America?

By Ibrahim Turner

Some quotes...

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” - Bertrand Russell
“Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” - Bertrand Russell

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” - Winston Churchill.

From chapter eight

‘In Search of the Miraculous’, by P.D.Ouspensky.

“The two usual, that is, the lowest states of consciousness are first, sleep, in other words a passive state in which man spends a third and very often a half of his life. And second, the state in which men spend the other part of their lives, in which they walk the streets, write books, talk about lofty subjects, take part in politics, kill one another, which they regard as active and call ‘clear consciousness’ or ‘waking state of consciousness.’ The term ‘clear consciousness’ seems to have been given in jest, especially when you realize what clear consciousness ought in reality to be and what the state in which man lives and acts really is. (My emphasis).
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Question: do you think that Bush runs America using a democratic system?

Does Putin in Russia?

What about the European leaders like Blair/Brown, Merkel and Sarkozy?

Saudi Arabia? Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs in Iran?

What about communist/capitalist China? Japan or North Korea?
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Some define democracy as government by the people, for the people.

Some more questions: Given the popular conception of the Russian revolution, do you think that the imperial Tsar family rule was better than what replaced it, i.e. Stalin and the KGB?

Has there ever been a demonstration of successful socialism anywhere in any part of the world?

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A well traveled and slightly worse for wear 72 year old Englishman; widower, several children and grandchildren and a penchant for wondering 'what is the hidden agenda' in almost everything I read. A keen interest in American culture (an oxymoron?) (more...)

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I have some contextual concerns with some of the q... by Andris on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2007 at 4:46:31 PM
Thanks for your informative comment and your quest... by ibrahim turner on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2007 at 7:25:42 PM
Reading the books is one thing, but finding a teac... by ibrahim turner on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2007 at 7:52:34 PM