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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:06 AM
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9. Here, our religion is money and we are allowed to vote for the people who have it.
Or, we are allowed to vote for the candidates that the people with money pay to "represent" us.

Looked at from that angle, Egypt is more "democratic" than we are.
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  -Democracy does not always lead to equality... MineralMan  Dec-01-11 09:34 AM   #0 
  - Democracy almost NEVER leads to equality  bowens43   Dec-01-11 09:37 AM   #1 
  - The Shiite - Sunni division is significant, though I guess that is  libinnyandia   Dec-01-11 09:40 AM   #2 
  - So it goes. Democracy is really messy, and as we saw with  alfredo   Dec-01-11 09:40 AM   #3 
  - It certainly can be just that.  MineralMan   Dec-01-11 09:57 AM   #8 
     - With all the talk about spreading democracy, the US did what  alfredo   Dec-01-11 10:49 AM   #17 
  - Democracy certainly hasn't led to equality here in the USA..  Fumesucker   Dec-01-11 09:43 AM   #4 
  - I agree, but many people had unrealistic expectations of  MineralMan   Dec-01-11 09:56 AM   #7 
  - A similar outcome would happen in Syria if Assad is removed  FarCenter   Dec-01-11 09:51 AM   #5 
  - Yes. There are divisions in Islam, but nothing like the  MineralMan   Dec-01-11 09:53 AM   #6 
  - Here, our religion is money and we are allowed to vote for the people who have it.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-01-11 10:06 AM   #9 
  - Oh, we can vote for others, and do sometimes. We just don't  MineralMan   Dec-01-11 10:08 AM   #10 
     - Which is why I vote issues, rather than politician or party.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-01-11 10:12 AM   #12 
        - That's why I'm involved in Democratic politics at the local level.  MineralMan   Dec-01-11 10:26 AM   #15 
  - True, but aren't the countries with the most equitable distributions of income are all democracies.  pampango   Dec-01-11 10:08 AM   #11 
     - Yes, but there are many varieties of democracy-based  MineralMan   Dec-01-11 10:15 AM   #13 
     - Those countries are mostly small, and they each have a single, predominant ethnic group  FarCenter   Dec-01-11 10:15 AM   #14 
        - What you say is true. Where there is a massively dominant group,  MineralMan   Dec-01-11 10:28 AM   #16 

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