vendredi 24 octobre 2008

Does democracy work?

For me, the American presidential elections are a test. A test of democracy and human stupidity. If the voters really prefer the tandem McCain-Palin, they think that the militant mom from Alaska could lead the world's only superpower, that she is competent enough to make decisions about war versus peace, about manned flights to the Moon and Mars, about missile defence and energy policies. The voters certainly know about the health problems of Mr. McCain and Ms. Palin's chances to take over. If she really is elected, American democracy has demonstrated that it doesn't work, that it is not a political system that can guarantee America and the world the things it really needs. It will be the end of democracy. And we, inhabitants of this endangered planet, must try to find out which political system should replace democracy.

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