By Ibrahim Turner
“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
From chapter eight
‘In Search of the Miraculous’, by P.D.Ouspensky.
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?
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?