RE: Should we interfere in other countries affairs?
exellient topic and brilliant start up post keltic.
everyone else that posted have also shown great understanding and self awareness, if ppl like u lot were running the world, we would be living in a much more free, open peacefull and friendly place.
but thats the problem, ppl like u dont run the world, and if things stay the way they are, chances are ppl like u will NEVER get to make big decisions.
with all dure respect to the democratic countries and their ppl, i do not think that the current form of democracy is the best possible way to run countries. imho, democracy is a little like communism, in that its great in thoery but hard to implament properly.
lets not forget that the ture father of democracy is not america as many think, but inccient greece. also, ture democracy is not what we have today. in inccient greece, everyone got to vote on every single decision that had to be made. today, ppl vote for representatives, who often dont get to vote for what they ture belive in, but has to toe the party line instand. so in fact, all the big decisions are made by the very few party leaders and their advisers.
now i know that having everyone vote on everything today is simply impossible. but having our ellected representatives vote for what they belive in and think is right is not only possible but esseintial in my view. after all, isnt, 'two heads are better then one' one of the founding ideas behind democracy?
in short, democracies are genreally better then most other forms of leadership. but 'democracy' as u know it isnt perfect either, so if western countires want to lead the world into a new age, then fine, i have no problems with that a long s they lead with action and not just hollow words.
as for interference in other countries affairs, well im also glad that u all show such great understanding to the predicament of other 'weaker' countries in fearing that 'stronger' western countries will use 'humanterian intervention' as an excuse for conflict and 'invasion'.
i think that forigen intervention is neccessary. but what im against is countries only choosing to intervein in places when there is economical or stratigic benefits to be gaind, and then being shameless enough to act as if they're only in it for the poor ppl of that country.
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