1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

No Surprise

Reader comment on item: [The Hamas Electoral Victory:] Democracy's Bitter Fruit

Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 20:39

This is the result I would expect when the citizens of any country vote for their leadership. The people can be expected to vote for the leadership that appears to best represent their culture. The operative word is "appears". The strongest propaganda machine controls that appearance. In the middle east, the Islamists control the propaganda machine, and therefore the totalitarian Islamists appear to best represent their culture.

In the west the liberal Left controls the propaganda machine so the left appears to best represent our culture. The West lost the propaganda war to the left over 50 years ago and our country has been in rapid decline ever since.
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to No Surprise by Darwin Barrett

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)