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UNRELIABLE DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS POLITICIANS

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Submitted by Shulamith (Israel), Jul 8, 2004 at 05:17

YOU ARE SO RIGHT. But that's not the only difficulty -- You see, our politicians are not directly elects, due to the demographic problem. Therefore, they owe allegience mostly to the Prime Minister who can make or break them. this situation basically allows a PM to do anything he pleases without the checks and balances in other democracies, such as the U.S. The public really has no say in anything once an official is elected. This arrangement only adds to the public sense of despiar. It is as if the vehicle has a crazy driver and is out of control.

Aside from the democracy issue, if prime ministers are egotistical megalomaniacs who can get away unpunished with political and civil crimes, then the Isareli public is quite naive and forgetful. When a flicker of hope is offered by anyone in the direction of the sought-after peace, much of the public, and certainly the mainstream media (known to be left-leaning), is blinded by it. Against all rational calculations, there is a public, ready to believe in any fairy tale with a happy ending.

The politiciains capitalize on this situation by pretending they operate in a democracy.
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