The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of (Fake) Democracy

World Affairs

Democracy is the ostensible religion of contemporary West and is used as a justification for status quo at home and wars abroad. We are the greatest, because we have democracy; we have to accept the dysfunctional political system, because that’s the price of democracy; and we wage perpetual wars all over the world to spread democracy. The pro-democracy slogans and talking points sound great, until you put them under a microscope. Yes, democracy is great, but it has numerous preconditions to be even partially successful. And the big secret is that current democracy is a controlled theater with selected actors and preordained results. Let’s analyze this illusion.

Why Democracy is Good:

The word “democracy” from Greek and means “rule by the people.” Abraham Lincoln refined the definition further by saying that democracy is “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Ideally, this will be…

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