Terms like justice, democracy, freedom and moral accountability are generalized with varied meanings for different people. They also mean something different for citizens of other countries who want to live in America.
Google Bahrain and you will see how inexcusably the popular uprising in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom is being blacked out by the mainstream media and how discriminatingly the Western leaders ignore the vociferous demands of a nation for democracy and social justice.
The U.S. is touted as having a great democracy. Everything good–either real or imagined—is supposedly due to their principles of democracy. Seldom do American politicians or members of the public define or clarify what those principles include.
Claims of electoral fraud followed. All elections have irregularities. At issue is whether results are comprised. Election monitor Golos accusations were spurious. America’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funds it. It supports regime change in non-US client states.
America has great attributes and achievements to export to the Arab world such as advances in medical, science, and information technology, excellent systems of higher education, and a truly generous population that contributes hundreds of billions to social causes.
The early Gush Emunim settlers, living in their tents on West Bank hills, may have dreamed of this day, but they could not have imagined that the world’s greater power, the United States of America, would so easily fall into line and follow the dictates of what has become a settler-dominated Israeli government.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women. The USA converted, in practice, from a republic to a democracy during the reign of FDR. Without a miraculous change of course, our democracy’s brief life is almost over and its violent death is imminent.
LovepeaceJoy: You make great points and it is refreshing to get a different perspective on issues. I rarely watch Thom Hartmann as he will not allow his callers to discuss ...
Charlotte NC Bill: Sacha deserves the treatment that Khadafy was treated to by the ever-so-humane terrorists working for NATO.
Charlotte NC Bill: The Soviets took part of Poland, the Poles took part of Czechoslovakia, the Soviets were about to roll into Central Europe in 2 wks. Germany's Operation Barbarossa saved Europe. God ...
Charlotte NC Bill: Amen and thank you...God save us from the Jews, the flesh and the Devil.
rac: What do you mean "controlled front"? A front for Russia?
At least you are getting a different viewpoint on these issues and it will let dissidents on issues speak.