Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Democracy's Catch 22 (1990)

1990 Dry Bones cartoon - Democracy and the Germans
April 22 1990. The free world lauded the return of democracy to Germany... As if democracy and giving the public the right to choose would ensure the election of candidates who were committed to human rights and freedom of expression. The 2006 election victory of Hamas is another unfortunate example of the inaccuracy of that viewpoint.

When I was a kid, there was an American Cold War slogan. It went "People who are free to choose will choose to be free". Says who?!

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