Saturday, February 12, 2011

Democracy & Denial

"People power" brought change of government in Egypt. Ideas for new democracy are spreading quickly.   To all concerned: Congratulations & Good Luck in constructing better lives.

Big media, now full of praise for democracy, is self-congratulatory for helping topple dictatorship. (Though most did nothing for 30 years).

U.S. media next should examine their own anti-democratic operations. During the 2008 campaign for U.S. presidency, candidates Barack Obama, John Edwards & Hillary Clinton collaborated with major corporations to deny fellow candidate U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich participation in debates. Such shameful recent tactics (link) are a dirty continuing stain, displaying democracy's narrow limits in America the beautiful.