Funny how Democracy is used by so many different people to justify so many different things.
In Africa and in the middle east we now have a full blown revolt against dictators being called a ‘democracy wave’. You know, I’d wait until the whole thing is done before assuming that what those people want is really democracy. After all, the current Iran was born out of a similar movement and that is no democracy folks.
But the trophy for the stupidest abuse of Democracy that I’ve seen in recent times goes to Wisconsin’s Democratic state senators. Seriously, do these people understand at all what Democracy is? Do they understand the concept of people electing the majority for a reason?
Republicans are being forced to call the cops on those guys! Is there anything more pathetic and ridiculous than running away from a vote?
Some people here in the US complained about Obama’s reaction to what happened in Egypt. I think Obama did just fine but hey, there is no way to deny that Mubarack was our ally and that we kind of let things go. That is the nature of politics I guess.
Now, I wonder why no one in Brazil is asking Dilma to step up and help poor Kadafi (Gadaffi? Gandalf? What the heck is the right name for this clown?). After all, he and Lula were brothers! Right?