But in a way you misuse the word democracy. True, its initial meaning, 2500 years ago, was rule by the people, and that is certainly not the case in the U.S. To that extent you are correct. But "democracy," as in the statement, "The U.S. is a democracy," has some kind of meaning, though it is difficult to define precisely. It is one style of authoritarian rule, but a definition would have to distinguish it from more direct froms of authoritarianism.
-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of Wojtek S Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 11:56 AM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: [lbo-talk] Etats-Unis as Farce
[WS:] This piece shows it all:
1. How the electoral system is legally rigged through partisan gerrymandering, and; 2. How the legal system, especially the so-called "Supreme" Court comes to the rescue to enforce this electoral racket.
Etats-Unis a democracy? Gimme a break.
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