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The fact that a failed businessman cum political freak like Donald Trump can be voted into power in America calls into question the effectiveness and feasibility of democracy.

According to bbcdotcom, Roger Scruton, a writer and philosopher, argues: "Democracy is championed as a universal good by the West, but we over-estimate its power to guarantee personal and political freedom."

P.S.  In my opinion, there is no workable political system in the world.

"Will a failed businessman-turned-president, who mismanaged and bankrupted four of his own companies, repeat history by bankrupting his country and even the entire world?" – Reedak

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Post time 2018-6-3 12:13:05 |Display all floors
Plato didn’t believe that “democracy” would work because it can easily descend into a “tyranny of the majority” How can populist demagogues seize power in a so-called “democracy”? All they need to do is promote hate. That happened in Weimar Germany and is happening now in Trump’s USA. The Greek root word “demos” means the masses. And they’re the problem.

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Post time 2018-6-3 12:25:43 |Display all floors
Democracy

Lets face it. Humans are the first domestic animal. We are driven like cattle or sheep by the banksters. The idea that we have any control over our destiny is patently ridiculous.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Post time 2018-6-3 13:24:14 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2018-6-3 12:15
Right. Democracy hit a pothole in the road and suffered a setback in the USA. But what if the car ge ...

Good.  Please enlighten us on all the necessary steps taken by you to repair the pothole of democracy so that American voters won't hit the same pothole in their journey to the next presidential election.
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petera Post time: 2018-6-2 20:25
Democracy

Lets face it. Humans are the first domestic animal. We are driven like cattle or sheep by ...

Exactly. Democracy is just warmed over feudalism with a public relations department.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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