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Submitted by yasemin (Turkey), Apr 21, 2009 at 08:27
Thank you Isaac,both for your detached observations and writing them here.
What you have written is exactly true.
Not a perfect democracy yet, but we try very hard to be a real democracy, while proceeding on we have to pass through many obstacles and we experiment ups and downs. But we go on.
We wish the same for every population. It is impossible to feel democrat and to stabilise democracy if you wish this only for your population but besides have imperialistic dreams for others.
It is never honest for a leader to say, it is needed for another country to go and carry democracy to them by force. Democracy is nothing to give. But easy to take by invasion and trying to inslave that nation. This can be done by power, either economic power or gun power. But there can never be anything as; an army goes, ruins that country, kills and get killed sometimes, and in the end that country is saved and turned out to be a democracy! Comic.
Democracy and freedom is something that you want it, learn it and work for it . No one gives it.
And to have a safer world, enemy creation should stop.
Here some persons talk about Ottoman Empire and make accusations.
The name is Empire. Those days were like that. Romans, British and many more. Empire is not a democracy, it lives thru invasion.
But humanity has evolved and it is no time to dream about being an empire.
It is very sad that Globalisation is not the wish to unite thru the common and universal features anymore, but instead focusing on and seeing only the differences and trying to crush all the differences, and if cannot succeed to crush then annihilateing the resistants.
Globalisation turned out to be the wish for a new empire, the biggest in the history. Not possible in this era any more, it can be only a wishfull thinking of the most powerful leaders, but a very dangerous dream which causes so much disaster in the world.
Since it is obvious that the Global Empire is a fairy tale to achieve, and when this will be understood by the horrible dreamers, then I will be waiting for the "so called" UFO's and Aliens from other worlds which are always bad and will come to invade; as the FINAL episode of emperialism. Then what?
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