Friday, January 28, 2011

Chaos in Egypt

Chaos in Egypt intensifies as the US backed autocratic rule of Mubarak faces a people's upheaval. Apparently, in any society, the people can only be pushed so far before they will retaliate against what is counter to their interests. The removal of Mubarak and his replacement with a person who more accurately reflects the will of Egyptians, is the only viable resolution. The people's will must ultimately prevail.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Public Emergence in Cairo

President Hosni Mubarak and his autocratic regime, a devout US government ally, have been controlling Egyptians since 1981. The Mubarak regime is noted for its police state approach. Finally, and apparently, the people of Egypt have awakened. The US government is calling for political and economic reforms, but no demand for Mubarak to step down as President.

Is there a connection between the Tunisia people's coup and the ongoings in Egypt? Or is it simply a case of people saying no to severely corrupt regimes?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Obama in Freefall....

Back in 2008 while many Americans were caught up in the political rhetoric of Obama and the Democrats, the FDA went about its business, giving Obama a very poor rating as President based on facts and reasons. With Obama never fullfilling his pledge to close the Guantanamo prison/torture centre, he is now ready to re-open the grossly unjust US military tribunals. Go figure. When will Americans wake up???

The photo illustrates one of the American government's torture techniques of depriving prisoners of sensory capability. No touch. No smell. No hearing. No sight. etc.,

Obama Ready for Guantanamo Military Tribunals

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tunisia new political start?

Tunisia is on a new democratic trajectory as a people's coup overthrows the dictatorial regime. Where that trajectory takes Tunisia is unclear at this stage. Viz., it could lead to more corruption and/or fizzle into another dictatorship.... it could produce free, regular elections, but also unfair elections which are typical of western democracies...

Tunisia's struggle with political reform

Friday, January 7, 2011

Political Establishments are a Threat to Democracy

The spread and growth of political establishments weaken democracy, by allowing minority privilege classes to circumvent the voice of the people. This circumvention may manifest itself in influencing and manipulating public opinion, using mainstream media to sideline opposition parties, or using the combined force of political parties, media, bureaucrats and corporations to pursue a self-serving agenda and control election outcomes.

Interestingly, political establishments are established at all levels of mainstream political society in western countries--municipal, provincial/state, and federal. Moreover, political establishments tend to be a group of persons. However, political establishments by their minority status do not represent the will of the people.

Generally, political establishments are a concentration of political power by an individual and/or group. The establishment pursues a self-serving agenda, and it is antagonistic to people and/or groups which threaten its political power.

The cause of political establishments is misinformed and apathetic voters, and gross income disparities in society.

The danger of political establishments is that they weaken the voice of people. The more power and influence a political establishment has, the weaker the voice of the people will be.

The largest political establishment in the world resides in the USA. This political establishment, comprised of the Republican and Democrat political parties, many corporations, mainstream media, and high-level bureaucrats, has a stranglehold on informing the majority of Americans, and thereby US political power.

Historical look at anti-establishment

Populism as counter force to political establishments

Definition of establishment