The American Elections and what it means to the rest of the world – Part 1
The world of politics has again undergone many upheavals with democracies around the world having their constituents exercising their rights to suffrage. These right to suffrage has been the indicator of democracy which has swept the globe ever since the Cold War ended ushering in the era of free elections with people selecting those who are best suited to rule and determine the fate of the countries they were willing to die for as they fought against the dictatorships and ruthless tactics of past rulers. This has had so much effect on the world’s political stage that many previously communist countries now enjoy a form of democracy in one way or the other. But is democracy truly the key to self-governance and economic prosperity?
Many so-called liberated countries that have suffered long under dictators or military juntas have failed to improve their economic standing to the extent that they have ended up worse than when they began. Iraq, the so-called liberated country is still suffering from unjustified deaths and killings either by insurgents, foreign militia or terrorists which the biggest and most technologically advanced armies have failed to route out. Years after the invasion and liberation from the dictator Saddam Hussein there is still turmoil on the streets and the citizens still walk in fear from all sides of the political landscape. Afghanistan, another liberated country is still undergoing bloody transformation as the people learn to accept the reality of ruling their own country as a democracy. The Taliban have long retreated into the hills and mountains but they still instill fear into the hearts and minds of most Afghan’s. Africa is still undergoing ethnic cleansing where people kill other people who they say do not have the right to live just because they are of a different race. (Continued on the next posts)
Originally posted on February 1, 2008 @ 6:27 am