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A huge shortcoming of democracy

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Submitted by Rajeev (United States), Nov 13, 2010 at 02:56

Dear Dr Pipes:

The support of Israel by Indians --particularly Hindu Indians-- will continue to rise. A fundamental problem with democracy is that many times it shortchanges the majority sections of the population in favor of the minority. The majority votes in democratic elections get divided but minorities vote as one single more cohesive voting block. Further more, politicians belonging to all political parties sacrifice objective principles to pander to minority interests to buy votes. While there is no true democracy in any Islamic country, Muslims are the biggest supporters and biggest beneficiaries of the democratic setups in free societies. In these societies, by following a unified political agenda, Muslims become the king makers where the parties that win most of their votes end up winning the election. In India this phenomenon is present to the extent of a fault. In India the domestic, social, political, economic and foreign policies are all designed to cater to Islamist cry babies. Indian Hindus are continuously shortchanged by their own elected political leaders. In this scenario, it is not a surprise that the common Indian Hindu sees an ally and friend in Israel. As a result of this phenomenon, the citizen to citizen links between HIndus and Jews will become more frequent and stronger in the future.

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