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Thursday, September 25, 2008

American Presidential Election: Democracy & Broken Minds

Below is an interesting analysis by Jan Derek:

Shortly, about 10% of the American electorate will decide who will become the next U.S. President. These people will play a major role in deciding the fate and destiny of the entire Planet.

America assumes that it is the world's undisputed military super-power, the world's leading economic power and that it has the best type of government period -- Democracy.

Now let's separate fact from fiction and the de jure from the de facto. Is America really the only military super-power in the world? I do not know. The Russians still have enough nuclear warheads on their Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles to make this a moot point. Secondly, the Chinese are destined to become the leading economic power in the World. It's inevitable.

But let's get to the heart of the matter, Democracy. So who are these people, the 10% of the American electorate? What kind of minds do they have? I do not know. Let's not ask them about the Bush Doctrine. We could ask them a simple question like where is Alaska situated. To the best of my knowledge, we are not necessarily talking about America's intellectually elite.

We are talking about the so called undecided voters. If I understand the demographic parameters correctly, this 10% represents the least educated white working classes, blue collar men and women -- and probably predominantly white women. Would these people be inclined to vote for a black Harvard educated law school professor with a funny name?

The Planet is in Peril and America is in demise. It is no longer about America. Ethnocentrism died with the introduction of the Information Super Highway and Globalization. Today, it is about the Planet, of which roughly 75% of the world's population is for Obama -- 10% verses 75%. What am I missing? Logic suggests that there is something wrong with this picture?

There is a saying: "If it ain't broke don't fix it." What do we do if it is broken? We fix it. How do we fix a broken Democracy? That's easy. We don't tear down the whole house. We replace one brick (one legislator) at a time. So once we fix the broken government and get rid of the liars, what do we do next? We fix the broken minds that put the liars in office.

New thought is our only chance,
Jan Derek
"We can either fear that human culture is falling apart or we can hold the vision that we are awakening. Either way, each of us must consciously choose between these two futures." (James Redfield)

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