Why is it we in the west cannot see through the charade of democracy presented to us?

By Dark Politricks

It has been almost a year since the people of Egypt started their revolution and their inspirational stance at Tahrir Square has spawned similar protests including the Occupy movement which has camps in countries all around the world.

However even though the Egyptians managed to rid themselves of their leader Mubarak they are now finding out that the army they lauded months ago for standing between them and the security forces and thugs Mubarak had freed from jail is proving harder to remove.

Whatever form of democracy the Egyptians want, whether it includes Islamic parties that are hostile to Western foreign policy, or types of parties that have never been see before it is clear that the Egyptians are willing to fight and if necessary die for it.

They have been fobbed off with phony elections that have been crowed by Western media as signs of success when in reality they are nothing more than a sham.

“What is the point in voting for people who have no power?” say those Egyptians who are still trying to Occupy Tahrir Square and remove the military that have taken power of the country.

Whatever these people want, they are clear on one thing. They know what they don’t want.

Just like the Libyans who are now protesting the NTC as ex regime members with a new name who are too slow to enact real change. They want to taste real power for themselves that means doing what’s right for their fellow countrymen rather than everything that’s beneficial big western businesses, oil companies and other meddlers trying to ensure a beneficial outcome for the West and Israel.

All of this makes me wonder.

If the Egyptians and Libyans can see through the charade of fake democracy being dangled as a prize in front of them whilst the same power brokers play a big game of musical chairs. Swapping one set of worn out politicians with another from the same mould, then why can’t we in the west?

In America we have two almost identical parties who rotate power every few years between them. They shout and argue in front of the camera whilst play best friends off it.

Both the Democratic and Republican parties are:

  • pro war
  • pro Israel and anti Palestine
  • pro Wall Street
  • anti liberty and civil rights
  • against international law
  • against the constitution
  • anti free speech
  • against Internet freedom
  • pro FED
  • pro big business, especially those that fund their campaigns
  • anti-reform
  • willing to use tax payers money to pay for bail outs for their friends on Wall St

and the list could go on and on.

So if the two only parties capable of actually gaining power are so similar and things that really matter like whether or not your freedoms are going to disappear or whether you’re more or less likely to go into another disastrous war on behalf of an ungrateful ally that continuously spies on you and sells your secrets to your enemies then why don’t the American people care.

You could say that the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street groups are a sign that people are finally starting to awake but it is clear that the Tea Party once in power has forgotten it’s constitutionalist roots and just become a more right wing scarier version of the GOP and the Democrats are busy trying to co-opt the Occupy movement in the same way.

So our protests against the illusion of democracy seem nothing more than fodder for the news channels and they are all owned by the same big businesses that control our politicians anyway so we cannot and should not ever expect any fair and balanced reporting from anything that comes out that big box at the end of your room.

For many people in the Middle East they are experiencing freedom for the first time and it seems they are not going to settle for some fake illusion that we in the west have become so used to over the years. Signing a cross next to a name that means virtually nothing is just not going to cut it anymore and in this age of modern technology it shouldn’t have to.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out as the West’s fingerprints are all over the uprisings in the Middle East. If the people of these countries are able to see through our plays and create a new form of really representative democracy it will be an inspiration for us all to follow.

However by going on historical events it will also be a miracle. At this time of year I can only hope that miracles do come true.

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