Little Green Footballs

Friday, January 27, 2006

Democracy...when it suits us

Pajamasmedia in general and LGF in particular have a problem with democracy. On the one hand it's a sacred good (as in 'Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East' and 'Four more years!'). On the other hand it means that you might have to face up to the fact that other people don't like who you like. And sometimes it just gets so plain complicated that the average lizard brain can't cope and shuts down.

America brings democracy to Iraq but....ooops, they've elected a bunch of religious fanatics.

Israel bombs Gaza strip, imprisons the leading Fatah candidate and pushes its 'separation barrier' further and further into the West Bank and...surprise, surprise, Palestinians vote for Hamas (yes, we know, that's not the only reason).

Canadians kick out a corrupt Liberal government and give a tentative mandate to the Tories...wahey!...but then he turns round and slaps America over access to the Arctic.

It's these subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) issues that make democracy interesting - except if you're not really interested in democracy, but rather in promoting your own agenda at the expense of others.

1 comment:

elemental said...

The Green Pyjama Brigades viewpoint on life can pretty much be summed up as "White Europeans good, everyone else scary."

Any more deliberation over their motives is giving them way too much credit.