: : So you tell me NJ, are we doing democracy?
: That was a very interesting post, thanks. But I really don't want to get into deciding for other countries whether they are or are not a democracy. That's your decision to make, not mine. I fidn it quite arrogant and annoying when Bill Clinton and the American establishment start classifying other countries as to how free or democratic they are.
Some places are easy to categorize, especially places that generat 'boat people' and such. Matter of fact, it's not so much America classifying them as it is their own citizens classifying them.
These guys wouldn't know what democracy was if it bit them in the ass.
Well, that's only true if we accept your definition of democracy.
as long as American elections are a money-controlled farce involving two parties (sometimes only one) in which most peopel don't veen bother to vote, it's an open question whether WE are a democracy, let alone South Korea.
Money is a constant in every country's election in one way or another. If most people don't bother to vote it could be nothing more than an indication that most people are satisfied w/ the way things are going.