Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is Democracy dying?

Well, we would like to think not, it does live and thrive in most of our hearts. Unfortunately, we have allowed things to slip far enough out of our grasp that Americans are not generally thought of as America though I believe that what makes a nation is it’s citizenry. But, with the help of the idiot box, and the mainstream media (why it’s called that I don’t know, it doesn’t reflect mainstream Americans) a lot of us have lost our way. Myself included, it was only about 5-6 years ago that I had my eyes opened to what was going on. So these days, all we are hearing about is Michael Jackson, who, when put in perspective of our issues….who gives a flip. I want to hear about how my president is failing on every single foreign policy test he has been given.

Iran is a biggie, on the democracy stage, because you have a dictator who is so kind as to allow elections to be held, but has acted in such a way as to give the appearance of fraud. No surprise there, heck, we have an elected leader that won’t show a birth certificate to prove he’s citizen enough to legally be president. Anyway, instead of supporting the people’s right to protest, even through simple, meaningless words, spoken to a receptive audience, he says nothing. Which, in case he didn’t know, gives him, an American president, supposedly the leader of the free democratic world, the appearance of siding with a ruthless dictator. Not cool in my opinion, but, at any case, a questionable strike two. (strike one was cozying up to Chavez the first time).

Strike three in the quest for support of democracy, which even the Clintons in their backwards wrong way, gave the appearance of supporting, is this situation in Honduras. Mr. Zelaya was very public about his wish to re-write their constitution, in such a way as to give him more power on the level of a supreme leader. (sound familiar?) the Honduran Supreme court said no way and ordered the physical removal of the erstwhile president, not just out of office, but out of the country. Extreme, perhaps, but what are you going to do with someone so drunk on power, that he believes that lifting his pinky will automatically make things go in his favor? I applaud them, they had the stones to do what was necessary. Mr. Zelaya’s allies? Well, none other than Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and……….you guessed it, Mr. Obama himself. Oh, wait! Not just our wonderful leader, but Mrs. Clinton, our Secretary of State as well. (oh yeah, as I write this Mr. Zelaya is dining with Mrs. Clinton in D.C. according to reports)

So now we have the supposed leader of the free democratic world, and one of his key people, in agreement and in league with DICTATORS!!!!! What does this tell us about the frame of mind of the people that the giggling, ignorant masses have voted to put in power? You guessed it, it shows us how they think in terms of their rule in this country of ours, the land of the free. Or at least it used to be. Look out folks, make sure your seats and table trays are in the upright and locked position, the trip on freedom express is going to get even bumpier by the day.

Footnote: one article of many to read about the Honduran affair, that sounds at least neutral can be found here:

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