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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Is democracy anti-thetical to terrorism?
    No. There is a reason why Egypt has banned the Brotherhood of Islam party. There's a good chance they'll get power. And they are crazy terrorists.

    Democracy is a mere reflection of its voters. If its voters are terrorists, it is a reflection of terrorists.
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Democracy is a mere reflection of its voters. If its voters are terrorists, it is a reflection of terrorists.
    Does this legitimize terror when they are voted for?

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by getagrip View Post
    Yes, the ideology of "Democracy" is at fault. Are you aware of massive voter ignorance that compute Democracy as Democratic Party? (I don't have time to elucidate)
    I am not entirely certain what you are asking here. Are you asking if I'm aware that there's a massive number of people who equate "democracy" with the Democratic Party, or are you asking if I'm aware that there are a massive number of people who form the Democratic Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by getagrip View Post
    You are correct on your latter premise of the "sheeple" concept in present day, but do you admit that individual freedom (as our Founder's espoused), is unacheivable?
    Yes. Unachievable and undesirable. And many of the Founders themselves knew it, as their writings espoused the need for a more conservative government than the more radical liberals of the time desired.

    Quote Originally Posted by getagrip View Post
    If so, explain our Declaration & Constitutional victory that enabled individual responsibility and dissolution from the British Empire. That happens to be the key!
    When has the government you idealize ever existed in this country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Does this legitimize terror when they are voted for?
    The only thing that legitimizes terror is success.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Does this legitimize terror when they are voted for?
    In the eyes of its voters yes. But is terrorism ever a legitimate tactic?
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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Yes, the ideology of "Democracy" is at fault. Are you aware of massive voter ignorance that compute Democracy as Democratic Party? (I don't have time to elucidate)
    I dont know where this came from. 'Ignorance' Im not sure you can just say that. You know unless you waltz in a study telling us which voters are more informed or better educated on the topic they are voting for. As far as I'm concerned the right (edit: 'new american right'?) is in political psychosis.

    Also, I'm not sure if terror is legitimately the result of another political psychosis, or whether it is because conditions and human insult have gotten so bad that terror is born as naturally as god desired.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by getagrip View Post
    Disagree ... a posse is more representative of "Democracy" (mob rule) in action our Founder's happened to despise. But, the Republic ideal comes into play when the Sheriff shows up.

    A realistic study of Athens is one of failure ... and they illustrated that fact. We can overlook paganism and conquest as idealistic features of their culture, but the underlying historical fact demonstrates an empire of democratic failure!

    How does say, 1 million people have an equal voice without anarchy?
    Move that forward 2k years and re-evaluate.
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

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    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    In the eyes of its voters yes. But is terrorism ever a legitimate tactic?
    Yes, when it is guerrilla warfare.
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    In the eyes of its voters yes. But is terrorism ever a legitimate tactic?
    Of course it is.
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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Attacking civilians to coerce an occupying nation into withdrawal? It's hard for me to legitimize the attacking of innocent citizens in any way. Don't think I can.

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    Re: Is Democracy Antithetical to 'Terrorism'

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    The administrations fighting the war on terror so far regard democratization as a primary weapon against terror.

    I dont quite understand your comment. Could you elaborate?
    Which is just propagandic bull****e.

    Democracy in no way hampers terrorism -- if you want real-world examples, you can just look at the number of home-grown terrorists the US has, and how much death and destruction they've caused.

    Democracy has essentially no bearing on the growth of terrorism -- even in a democracy, there will always be disenfranchised political groups, and so there will always be radical dissenters.

    And radical dissent is only a short step away from flying a plane into a Kansas City post office.

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