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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    “Egyptian Democracy” is as much of an oxymoron as “Jumbo Shrimp”, “Genuine Plastic”, or “Military Intelligence”!

  2. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 9 months ago

    I recall hearing those on left constantly decrying that “Iraq isn’t ready for democracy!!!” Well, it certainly seems to be at least as true of Egypt. But I don’t hear anybody on the left saying it.

  3. Corosive Frog

    Corosive Frog GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @masterskrain

    And you think countries who are democracies now had it overnight?

  4. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @masterskrain

    or intellectual democrat voter.

  5. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Jeff H,
    In point of both time and fact, Egypt’s “democracy” came about WITHOUT invasion from a foreign power, and a destructive war that left that nation’s infrastructure in total ruin, such as the Bush expedition did in Iraq. There is quite a difference. But, that would require study. And study is something NOT to be found in the ranks of today’s right-wingnut, reactionary, regressive “conservatives”, who merely parrot such nonsensical buzzwords and phrases as, " . . . those on the left", as excuses for their own ignorance.

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 9 months ago

    One Muslim leader has been quoted as explaining that for an Islamic nation, “democracy” is the ladder to get them in control and then they will “burn the ladder”!

  7. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Genome Project,
    Some of the Town Meetings in New England States are still examples of – more or less – “pure” democracy. However, I still have to ask, how would a Nation of 300+Million people, 50 States, additional Territories and Possessions, ever even begin to function as a “democracy” – in the Greek City State sense of the word?


    Indeed, to extend the question: How would any State in the United States ever begin to function as such? Or any major County, or City?


    We have a form of democratic republic, in which we elect people to govern; and that works – and has worked for some 200+ years now. Besides which – again, aside from little enclaves here and there – even the Colonies were never “democracies” as such.


    Good Government requires much more than “mob rule” – whether that mob be religious-nut-cases or sensible people who seek a common good and a general welfare for all.

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Well, what the heck, we need to invade somewhere!
    -
    Maybe the ChickenHawks will tell us the best place.

  9. wbr

    wbr said, 9 months ago

    the USA will invade somewhere a sad alliance of neo conservatives and interventionist liberals

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 9 months ago

    @Genome….our Founders avoided a “pure democracy” (Mob Rule) by establishing a “representative democratic Republic”! Thank God! Mob Rule creates the Dictatorship of the Strongest, Loudest, and most untrustworthy. A rotting republic, with ideals in the trashcan, also lifts the Worst Elements into “leadership”…..

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 9 months ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    A lot like politics in our country today. :-(

  12. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Although I know full well that, no one here will ever bother to even try to read and compare it to today, I’ll still offer a rather well written historical narrative of politics in the 19th Century, as something of a “balance” – or even “equivalent” – of what we see, hear, and are constantly bombarded with today:


    Arthur M Schlesinger Jr. THE AGE OF JACKSON, Konecky & Konecky – Little, Brown, & Co., Old Saybrook, CT, New York, NY, 1945, 1971.


    I’ll even recommend it especially to you, “dzw3030”. I do believe your would enjoy it immensely.

  13. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 9 months ago

    @dzw3030….such as New York City’s candidate for Mayor, Anthony Weiner? :-(

  14. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 9 months ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Don’t forget Eliot Spitzer and South Carolina’s run away Governor. The list goes on…

  15. swr

    swr said, 9 months ago

    @braindead08

    we had it and you made us give it back.
    make up your dang mind. Oh wait you’d need to have one first.

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