Thursday, April 06, 2006

Democracy - Garton-Ash style

Here's my response to Timothy Garton Ash's attack on those of us who don't share his definition of 'democracy' as being the West's right to interfere in foreign elections to achieve pro-EU,
pro-NATO governments.
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/neil_clark/2006/04/democracy
_timothy_gartonash_st.html

5 comments:

grapesofplenty said...

Garton-Ash is so arrogant. His policeman analogy says it all- who gives 'us' the right to act as the world's policemen when 'we' i.e. the West, are responsible for most of the crimes?

human_rights_now said...

I'm unsure which crimes the west committed in Belarus. From what i can see, the dictatorship in Belarus doesn't need much help in suppressing the rights of their own citizens. But hey, so long as the suppression is done in the name of an anti-US regime, that's A-OK with Neil. Time to take off those ideologically blinkers me thinks....

puthwuth said...

Can we have this blog's view of Zimbabwe please? Life expectancy in Zimbabwe is now 36. But he is Tony Blair's least favourite African leader and has his share of bogus Socialist credentials. Does he qualify as an anti-New World Empire insurgent or not?

Neil Clark said...

For this blog's view on Zimbabwe, have a look at the posting of 23rd Febraury 'How to spot a politician in Zimbabwe'. I think that makes it quite clear.

Steve Edwards said...

I agree with Neil - Mugabe is definitely a part of the New World Order, with all the attendant butchery and enslavement.