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liuyedao Post time: 2012-1-21 01:45
An eloquent and powerful article from John Pilger. One of the brave man revealing what's happening i ...

Democracy never worked, because those in power are always hungry for more, they are the ones that trust the democratic ideals least
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With the thieves in control, US has been Fighting against democratic movement around the world while trying to preserve feudalism.
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Ronny Post time: 2012-1-21 21:44
The USA is the one destroying Democracy, while it points the finger of one hand at others, it sign ...

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But how can they do that when they have 'Rendition' and the shameful Guantanamo ........

And even without the latest arrest laws  .........

Why even the story of how they have dealt with Cuba this last 60 years is truly shocking .......     
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robert237 Post time: 2012-1-21 13:03
Before you can have a war on democracy first you have to find one.
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expatter Post time: 2012-1-21 23:50
Their privately Elite owned media often target China for HR .......

But how can they do that when ...

They just don't care, they have too much power, they fear everyone and no one at the same time
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Ronny Post time: 2012-1-21 21:46
Democracy never worked, because those in power are always hungry for more, they are the ones that  ...

Exactly,

"Freedom" and "democracy" won't be enough to change oligarchy status quo in the US. Every US presidents must kowtow and pledge loyalty to powerful oligarchs in A!PAC, military-industrial complex, petro dollar barons and Wall street s.

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Post time 2012-1-21 22:07:40 |Display all floors
There is no such thing as democracy in general. It only exists for a class. In the US democracy only exists for the capitalist class while in the socialist world democracy exists for the working people (working, peasant, sections of the petty bourgeoisie).

There are factors which complicate this formula, namely the principle aspect of the primary contradiction. The balance of class forces, the relative development of society, historical circumstances and inevitably outside forces.

The exercise of worker's democracy in China is hampered by a number of these conditions. Firstly, The memory of the "three mountains" is fresh in the cultural memory of the Chinese people. Feudal relations refuse to release their grip on people's minds and their behavior as well as thinking continues to plod along in the feudal mold. To properly implement people's democracy, socialist education must be carried out on a wide scale to replace feudal and petty bourgeois thinking with socialist morality and thought.

As Edwin Marquet pointed out in a Political Affairs magazine article, China's relative backwardness and poverty required that power had responsibility for decision making has devolved from the centre to local governments. Even in developed countries local governments are often hotbeds of corruption, ineptitude and laziness. With more power and resources in their hands rather than a responsible central government, all kinds of corruption, waste and stagnation is apt to occur. When the national infrastructure and economic conditions improve it will be possible to reign these units in and provide much needed central oversight.

These are two small examples of how certain factors can inhibit the exercise of worker's democracy, particularly in a country emerging from feudalism and at the beginning of its socialist transformation. Democracy for the working people and not for the oppressors will be more and more realized by holding to the socialist path, not by abandoning it for a system which at its very best under the very best conditions has failed to deliver even a believable facade of democracy to its working people.

Now members, feel free to continue your member attacks, trolling, and general BS. I will be hanging out in the "not full of s*%t" corner if you feel like joining me.

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