If the world is ever to become more democratic overall, the majority must control the dangerous-to-all minorities who do not contribute to the betterment of all.
That's the very truth of it all... and to be honest if you look at the make up of the UN it consists of many countries that are totalitarian dictatorships, many oif whom do not want to "share" their power but rather use what they have to take power from others (such as the us) and impose their radical ideals on others... I can't tell you how many times they want the US to accept the "World Court" or try to impose some "tax on us the US. Both of which goes against our constitution..
Or there's the trickle-up theory. Perhaps intolerence on a local level soon influences the nation's leaders
There's plenty of examples of this going on right here in the US, Non-smokers vs Smokers; Gun owners versus Gun Control Freaks... (While I currently do not own a gun I DO support the right to own and bear one.)
We have been swinging through another period of conservatism, and you can see it reflected on the evening news from Iraq to the USA
It's about time... look at what's been happening to the family unit and the morals of the country for so long... this PC stuff is for the birds... and the media is NOT conservative by any means, they are whole-heartedly liberal.
I'm also uneasy with the inequality in sophistication between our two nations.
Why should it be our problem... Our country has been in existance for less than 250 years which is considerably short compared to many other countries of the world... Why is it that we are the only world power left? Possibly because we are a FREE nation? We have a strong voice in who is elected? We do NOT HAVE a military state? We do NOT live in fear of the leaders of our country, as for example the Iraqi people have for so long? I saw a clip on the news where the iraqi people were celebrating and excited that the US and coalition were going to free them.I support the troops, thw war, and Bush...I'm stepping off my soap box now... I come here to read and talk about computers and OS's and stuff like that... there are many other places where politics and such would be better suited...