December 15, 2013

Democracy Is A Cesspool In Iraq And Everywhere Else

Making the "world safe for democracy" is the dumbest idea man has ever come up with in his political history on earth. It's not surprising that the so-called leader who came up with this stupid slogan also gave the world the rotten Federal Reserve Bank. Woodrow Wilson. The idiot to crown all idiots. A century later, Barack Obama, a liberal-progressive in the tradition of Wilson, wants to make Syria "safe for democracy."

Enough of this bullshit. Democracy is a cesspool in Iraq and everywhere else. The best thing Syria has going for it right now is Assad, and he wasn't created by Western-style democracy. Real leaders have never risen through democracy and never will. Democracy only brings out the worst in man and in civilizations. And for that reason democracy belongs in the gutter of history. 

An excerpt from, "Iraqi politicians focus on buying, not convincing voters" by Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Al-Monitor, December 13:
Iraqi citizens are seen by many political and partisan entities as “merchandise.” They are mere votes, ready to be sold in exchange for electoral money and cheap mattresses and heaters distributed prior to the elections. The price can even be a sectarian slogan, or it can involve a barter over the margin of security and freedom. It can be a photo of a candidate trying to open sewers in the streets by himself or offering food to participants in a religious event.

Iraqi parties come up with any number of offerings in their attempts to find themselves a place in an electoral market that undermines the prestige of the state and the dignity of the citizen.

When elections are perceived as a project to take over the state, rifts emerge within the government. The latter then becomes a party struggling not to take over the state but rather to seize the wealth of the people. It becomes a group of people that perceives the seat of power as a golden chance to plunder.

Ten years after the regime change, Iraqi political parties will spend the elections at the end of April 2014 refusing to pass a law regulating their work, exposing the sources of their funding and governing their slogans and behaviors. They consider such legislation an obstacle in their efforts to take over the state and a secondary issue to their exertions to affirm their legitimacy.

Without a law regulating political parties, the door will be opened for external funding, internal sectarianism and dangerous security challenges, which will be used to win the elections.