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It is the law of numbers, Prashant

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in response to reader comment: stanislaus is right

Submitted by stanislaus (United States), Mar 21, 2012 at 17:02

It is an unfortunate fact that the cycle of influence is a catch 22 whereby the population identity influences the elected officials and thus their commentary. This fact of course applies only in democratically run countries, the western ones. So when the numbers of a particular minority increase, they have a greater effect because the elections are based on their popular views or sensibilities. Ironically, in most Muslim countries there is no fear of democracy influencing government or policy in any way, but in Western countries they have a very large impact.

And we have seen the consequences when the population percent grows higher and higher. See Denmark, Sweden, France, more and more in Germany; see the results in Chechnya, Serbia, etc.

What are we really able to do in the face of these unstoppable marching facts?

We have chosen democracy and it will be our demise.


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