[FoRK] "What did the president know and when did he know it?"
Wed Jul 6 14:40:26 PDT 2005
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) wrote:
> On 6-Jul-05, at 12:22 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> It isn't hard to imagine that Western Democracy has pretty much
>> proven better than all other tried or known alternatives.
> It sure isn't, as long as you're a Western capitalist. I should
> suggest that the game is undoubtedly rigged for Western Democracy to
> look great if you only view the political spectrum from a Western,
> Democratic perspective. Just because Communism (Soviet-style) doesn't
> really exist anymore doesn't mean it's better or worse than Western
> Democratic (read: Free Market Capitalism) systems ... it means that it
> has difficulty existing in competition with Western Capitalism.
Guess that pretty much explains the actions of Pol Pot. And Chairman Mao. And Stalin.
I'm honestly astonished you would say such a thing.
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