Democracy: Get Rid of It
I've had it. Finished. Sick of it. Democracy is worthless. Every two-bit dictator and government with something to hide knows they just have to use the word "democracy" to describe any action or atrocity, and the world Media, UN and human rights agencies will bend over and drool like a drunken prom date in a limo.
Democracy. She's become a cheap whore to the world's despots:
1994: Genera Sani Abacha, dictator of Nigeria repressed his people under the banner of democracy by holding fake elections that insured his victory and subsequently murdering pro-democracy supporters.
1965: Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire had, according to our buddies at Amnesty International, vowed to keep Zaire "safe for democracy" only to use the statement as the usual cloak to torture his opponents and ignore the starvation of his people.
No, all that democracy can provide these days is another strategic tool that anyone can use to leverage any political position and stall world condemnation. I say, let's let the despotic autocrats and warlords of the world call whatever they want a democracy. We'll let them have the term. We've cheapened it enough.
I say, get rid of democracy! It's done, used up. We're now at the critical point in world history where just about everyone has lived by or heard about democracy long enough to know how to manipulate it for their own personal gains. There is no longer any novelty to democracy. Gone are the days when democracy meant public responsibility and public sacrifice. Enter now the new definition: mob rule. Let's see, how many "people power" movements have overthrown the Phillipine government since their initial successful effort? And, for that matter, since April has any group of Nepalis with an "issue" not chosen to take to the streets?
Girija and Prachanda have used democracy masterfully. They professed that the April movement would restore (the comically oxymoronic) "absolute democracy." Well Nepal, seen an election yet? Seen any attempt at democratic compromise or reconcilliation yet? Seen any kind of equal representation even being proposed yet?