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    so much for democracy... and the USA voters who don't believe anymore...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/poll-half...090028564.html

    interesting also to see, further down some statistics, how many viewers don't watch cable news at all anymore...
    There is no greater treasure then pleasure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/poll-half...090028564.html

    interesting also to see, further down some statistics, how many viewers don't watch cable news at all anymore...
    How many people don't read Yahoo news
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    America has never been a democracy, it is a representative democracy.
    If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    America has never been a democracy, it is a representative democracy.
    Which makes it a republic. Officially, with democratic influence.
    but...

    " It is vain to rule if your subjects can and do disobey you. It is vain to vote if your delegates can and do disobey you."

    From a fantastic essay written 2 weeks after the Titanic sank: https://library.chesterton.org/the-g...-analogy-82715

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    America has never been a democracy
    This way the phrase sounds better... and more exact
    All the world's Kremlin,
    And all the men and women merely agents

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    America has never been a democracy, it is a representative democracy.
    I think you meant to say the US isn't a direct democracy, instead it is a representative democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xt-tsi View Post
    I think you meant to say the US isn't a direct democracy, instead it is a representative democracy.
    Direct democracy, democracy, perhaps a semantic difference I don't understand. Maybe I meant to say demoncracy. Yet the lackey, spit licking, pedantic politicians aren't the real demons. Most of them probably believe their own lies, their monied puppeteers are the demons. Not just in USA, every country, "democratic" or not.
    If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bydand View Post
    Direct democracy, democracy, perhaps a semantic difference I don't understand. Maybe I meant to say demoncracy. Yet the lackey, spit licking, pedantic politicians aren't the real demons. Most of them probably believe their own lies, their monied puppeteers are the demons. Not just in USA, every country, "democratic" or not.
    In direct democracies voters make decisions, pass bills and so on by direct vote. In an indirect democracy, voters elect politicians to make decisions.

    I would say the US is a weak democracy, getting weaker and more corrupt. Also not a representative one with voters in small rural states having more voting power than the average US voter. It allows deadlocks by not requiring the ruling party to have a majority in Congress to allow laws to be passed, as is the practice in other countries.

    I'll stop here. Too depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xt-tsi View Post
    I'll stop here. Too depressing.
    Let me offer the curing solution:

    krasivo-foto-1.jpg
    All the world's Kremlin,
    And all the men and women merely agents

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatAndy View Post
    Let me offer the curing solution:

    krasivo-foto-1.jpg
    That's been part of my arsenal, too.
    Chocolate helps against dementors...

    I'm a believer. My long-term hopes are not in this world. In ten years I will likely be dead. But we, too, can't help wanting things in this world to go well, for there to be peace and prosperity. But sin makes it impossible. That's the one thing my religion teaches that no one here can intelligently pretend doesn't exist. That's why this mess exist.

    "Я, я, я, что за дикое слово!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheInterocitor View Post
    "Democracy": Two Wolves and a Lamb voting on what's for dinner.
    Like Turkeys voting for Thanksgiving!
    Если враг в пределах досягаемости, то и вы тоже!


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