What exactly is democracy?


The term human rights holds no weight…

It’s something I’ve learned here in America. Whether or not it applies to the rest of the world I can’t be too sure but I would give them the benefit of the doubt.

Here in America where the emphasis is on individual rebelliousness people don’t have the patience or time for being concerned with human rights.

I don’t have time for that, they say. That’s for dictators! They should embrace our freedoms and liberties!

That’s commonplace here in the land of the free¬†where self-interest is not only patriotic it is the moral high-ground.

But there is much irony and discrepancy surrounding this over-glorified depiction of America.

I looked into former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s human rights track record and while what I found was horrific it was no surprise.

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Hussein is responsible for the overall deaths of one million of his own people, through torture, murder and bombings.

However what really caught me by surprise was the following:

Since America is a so called majoritarian democracy, I thought it would be insightful to put its self-touted exceptional democracy to the test.

What I found was quite startling.

Since the 2003 March invasion of Iraq led by the U.S. which had the supposed purpose of deposing the ruthless Saddam, the campaign has claimed the lives of 500,000 Iraqis.

That’s half a million Iraqis dead in a decade. Saddam ruled Iraq for nearly 3. The math is there.

Are we any better than Saddam?

They say the road to democracy is riddled with the blood, but at this point, history has me guessing: what exactly is democracy?

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America, Israel and the Middle East: How America can reprove itself as a leader of social justice in the world.


Democracy can be used to alter objective truths as long as a majority is convinced of some untruths.

You cannot erase history.

You cannot steal and lie.

America’s heritage is threatened by rightists and leftists.

The Constitution, is it being upheld?

Why do democracies deal with non democracies?

Does that not perpetuate injustice?

America must separate itself from Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, and the powerful rightist lobby which has it by an iron grip, the religious lobbies in America which sponsor and support wars and tyrants abroad.

The policies and traditions of rightist America must be reversed and challenged democratically in order to improve America’s global standing and thereby initiate true progressive movements in the Middle East and elsewhere.


I want to be politically vocal about everything I believe. I believe in Justice and Freedom. Free the Middle East from the bondages of global elitism and zionism. I am not afraid to say it.

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Access your third eye, that part of you closed off by physicality. Escape the dungeon, find your spirit, and soothe your soul. Destiny awaits you.

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My religion and spiritual question has been the cause of my life. The source is a certain thing, I cannot open here but it’s okay. I wonder, because I question, and yet, in contradiction, I believe, so vehemently in my path, for many reasons, pure and impure. But I am me, and my Lord is One, and my freedom is nigh, and my question will die, soon, before long, I’ll see with my eye.