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ISayMoo
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Re: What is democracy?

September 25th, 2019, 10:04 am

Which elites? The ones which funded the Remain campaign or the one which funded the Leave campaign?
 
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bearish
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Re: What is democracy?

September 25th, 2019, 11:11 am

I distinctly remember the days when “elite” was a good thing. Like competing in H21E.
 
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Paul
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Re: What is democracy?

September 25th, 2019, 4:11 pm

Which elites? The ones which funded the Remain campaign or the one which funded the Leave campaign?
Don't confuse rich with elite. Rich people funded both. (Plus the UK government funding remain.) 
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

September 25th, 2019, 4:41 pm


What is democracy?
Power of the people. America is democratic because they once elected Donald Trump. Germany is not democratic because they always elect Angela Merkel in various incarnations. Italy is democratic and France is not.
 
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Cuchulainn
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Re: What is democracy?

September 25th, 2019, 5:03 pm

I don't mind if you go
I don't mind if you take it slow
I don't mind if you say yes or no
I don't mind at all

I don't care if you live or die
Couldn't care less if you laugh or cry
I don't mind if you crash or fly
I don't mind at all

I don't mind if you come or go
I don't mind if you say no
Couldn't care less, baby let it flow
'Cause I don't care at all

Na na na-na-na...
I don't care if you sink or swim
Lock me out or let me in
Where I'm going or where I've been
I don't mind at all

I don't mind if the government falls
Implements more futile laws
I don't care if the nation stalls
And I don't care at all

I don't care if they tear down trees
I don't feel the hotter breeze
Sink in dust in dying seas
And I don't care at all

Na na na-na-na...
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Paul
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Re: What is democracy?

September 25th, 2019, 5:22 pm


What is democracy?
Power of the people. America is democratic because they once elected Donald Trump. Germany is not democratic because they always elect Angela Merkel in various incarnations. Italy is democratic and France is not.
Americans don't know how lucky they are!
 
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Cuchulainn
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 12:30 pm

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”   
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ISayMoo
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm


What is democracy?
Power of the people. America is democratic because they once elected Donald Trump. Germany is not democratic because they always elect Angela Merkel in various incarnations. Italy is democratic and France is not.
By that logic, Germany is even more democratic than America, because the elected Adolf Hitler.
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 2:19 pm


What is democracy?
Power of the people. America is democratic because they once elected Donald Trump. Germany is not democratic because they always elect Angela Merkel in various incarnations. Italy is democratic and France is not.
By that logic, Germany is even more democratic than America, because the elected Adolf Hitler.
Germany WAS democratic, because they elected Adolf Hitler. After the war Germany is not democratic any more, because they would elect Adolf Hitler if they were democratic.

Nobody is saying democracy is always good.
 
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Cuchulainn
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 2:24 pm

Sometimes you have to save the people from themselves.
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 2:42 pm

When you start thinking you are authorised  to save the people from themselves - it's even worse than Hitler.
 
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Cuchulainn
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 6:01 pm

When you start thinking you are authorised  to save the people from themselves - it's even worse than Hitler.
That's what ppauper once said to me.
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Even ppauper could be right.
 
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Cuchulainn
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 6:24 pm

Even ppauper could be right.
Yeah, another paper tiger!  

Htler's favourite colour was blue, mine too.
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katastrofa
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Re: What is democracy?

September 27th, 2019, 7:04 pm

Hitler was a small fritz compared to our govs messing in Middle East.