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Thursday, 1 June 2017

A Modern Unarmed Democracy:

Can you spread Democracy by use of military power?

Democracy developed some 2,500 years ago around Athens and this was the first known democracy in the world. Other Greek cities set-up similar systems.
It was a system of Direct Democracy, where citizens voted directly on legislation and executive bills. - To vote you had to be an adult,(male) citizen.
The word DEMOCRACY combines the elements dêmos which means "people", "district" and krátos which means "force" or "power"), and literally means "people power"
Approximately 1100 citizens (including the members of the council of 500) held office each year. They were mostly chosen by lot to be Office Holders.
The use of a lottery to select officeholders was regarded as the most democratic means: Elections would favor those who were rich, noble, eloquent and well-known,(TV personalities)
 - while selection by allotment spread the work of administration throughout the whole population.
No office could be held twice by the same individual thereby avoiding corruption.
- The lack of any official peace-keeping force meant that most democratic Greek citizens carried weapons as a matter of course for self-defense.
Remember ... this was two and a half thousand years ago.

Now does that sound like true democracy to you? - in complete contrast to that "The Mother of Parliaments" in England - where there is a House of Lords😡 with 800 wealthy aristocrats drawing big salaries and making decisions that suit their status as the rich upper-crust - in between stuffing their faces with subsidized booze & lunches.

- It's not currently illegal to tell lies ..

They've persuaded the Brits to leave Europe!
You Can Clearly See Why 'BREXIT' is in Their Best Interest eh!
"Get Out Of Europe"!

It's strange what people support when lied-to.. The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Father Xmas, representative democracy ..
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'Banana Republics'

 - Contrast 'democracy' with control by 'United Fruit Company'  now called Chiquita Brands International.(Google it).
"The integrity of John Foster Dulles' "anti-Communist" motives have been discredited, since Dulles and his law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell negotiated the land giveaways to the United Fruit Company in Guatemala and Honduras. John Foster Dulles' brother, Allen Dulles, also did legal work for United Fruit and sat on its board of directors. Allen Dulles was the head of the CIA under Eisenhower. In a flagrant conflict of interest, the Dulles brothers and Sullivan & Cromwell were on the United Fruit payroll for thirty-eight years. Recent research has uncovered the names of multiple other government officials who received benefits from United Fruit:
John Foster Dulles, who represented United Fruit while he was a law partner at Sullivan & Cromwell – he negotiated that crucial United Fruit deal with Guatemalan officials in the 1930s – was Secretary of State under Eisenhower; his brother Allen, who did legal work for the company and sat on its board of directors, was head of the CIA under Eisenhower; Henry Cabot Lodge, who was America's ambassador to the UN, was a large owner of United Fruit stock; Ed Whitman, the United Fruit PR man, was married to Ann Whitman, Dwight Eisenhower's personal secretary. You could not see these connections until you could – and then you could not stop seeing them."
Marty K.