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Democracy needs you ! (Read 1252 times)

Started by Bastard Mami, March 01, 2012, 06:53:03 pm
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Re: Democracy needs you !
#21  March 03, 2012, 07:19:25 pm
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...Democratic regimes can have cases like that too. Where did you get the idea that being a democratic state automatically means you can't break human rights or do fake trials?
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#22  March 03, 2012, 08:17:21 pm
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They tend to do it much, much less, even if for 'get voters' reasons. If it's a real democratic regime, the people can actually elect another government. There is a possibility of change if they fuck up.

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#23  March 03, 2012, 10:02:54 pm
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New #24  March 04, 2012, 04:52:13 am
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They tend to do it much, much less, even if for 'get voters' reasons.

Or maybe they just hide it!

A tyrant does not have to bother to hide his misdeed since the source of his power is fear, unlike a ruler appointed by popular vote, whose power comes from...guess what: popularity.

Again, democratic choice does not guarantee the moral quality of the selected authority. The only thing democracy guarantees is that people are led by a person they think is good.
Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 04:01:21 pm by Cyan Paul
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#25  March 04, 2012, 08:03:56 am
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It's an interesting theory. From a completely abstract viewpoint, I'd agree.

But that's the kind of stuff I'm not sure translates that well into applied reality. Dictators are shittier than presidents, at least historically. :P