Now the US is pulling an Egypt.
As Egypt goes offline US gets internet 'kill switch' bill ready
Democracy is good...as long as that democracy evolves in ways that we dictate. THAT IS NOT DEMOCRACY. Democracy in these countries has to be created in ways that the people of Egypt, and Iran, and Yemen, and Tunisia choose. Otherwise, it isn't democracy, because the people didn't choose. We can encourage it, and even offer to guide it and support it, but ultimately, their voices are the ones that matter. That's what democracy means.
Is democracy scary? You bet. But it's still the best choice.
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The Truth is that it has in fact worked. (the sourest of pills to swallow for the left/others).
Though demography/hunger/poverty were also causes of riots and will NOT Be cured by democracy alone. Egyptians, Yemenis, etc, will still live with the consequences of high/impossibe-to-support fertility. ie, Gaza's haven't though Hamas is supported by some countries & the UNRWA which abates their unsustainable Birth rate.
The Truth is YOU/Mira has said that Islam needs a Reformation and if/since the Muslim Brotherhood gets effective control or is even the majority party, YOU get 'backfired' on just like everyone else who cares about a Liberal/Secular democracy.
I believe Gardener made a post to the that effect/liberal-ideals-first earlier.
And I made several posts in the string Acknowledging ALL truly elected democatic govts, if not wanting to shower them all with Aid or weaponry.
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I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
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