Thursday, March 09, 2006
Buldozing over with democracy
The idea that the Bush administration cannot teach us that democracy cannot be forced on anyone is completely assanine. This is exactly what this administration has attempted to do: to shove democracy down the throats of nations who have not established themselves as democracies. I don't understand when the United States decided that it had the right to infringe on the sovereignty of other nations, by entering uncharted territories, and wiping anyone who disagreed with non-democratic ideas. Who was the United States to chastize communism during the 80s? While I don't agree with Communism myself, I do not think that the United States had the right to just go after any country which adopted a Communist stance on an issue. The mere idea that democracy could be forced on anyone is an oxymoron in itself, as democracy must be wanted by the people, not forced on them. One cannot pick up a cookie-cutter idea of what democracy is, and simply just stick it onto a country such as Iraq, expecting for everything to fall into place, and for the little cracks to fit together. This is not how things work, and I think that the mere idea of forcing democracy on someone else goes completely against every tenet of democracy.