[FoRK] "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

Bill Stoddard bill
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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