The Political Lynching Of Mexico's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Posted on Monday, April 18 at 15:48 by 4Canada
Fox, who was in Rome for the Pope’s funeral the day of the congressional vote, hailed the political lynching as a “shining example to the world of law and order in action in a democracy.” In fact, what it reflects is desperation by two conservative parties so lacking confidence in their own anemic candidates and records of failure that they feel obliged to stage a pre-emptive coup 15 months before the next presidential election. Their problem now will be that Lopez Obrador has consistently led presidential preference polls for the last 18 months and he will not fade away. He is an experienced and charismatic politician who knows how to take advantage of a fight like this. His response to Fox: "I am proud to be accused by those who deceived Mexico, who offered change, and then defrauded the public." full article:http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0416-24.htm

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  1. by N Say
    Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:10 pm
    it would be a nightmare for the US if that mayor became president. the US would have lost control of south america AND mexico! where's the canadian who's going to do the same for us??

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    "George Bush has declared the war on terrorism to be the cause of his generation. The cause of Canadian sovereignty will be ours." - John Godfrey, MP for Don Va

  2. by avatar Spud
    Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:48 am
    There is no one here.

  3. Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:11 pm
    It isn't "corporate democracy" or any other such thing, but that is exactly how modern democracy itself works. The more participation you have of the people in the government process, the more confused things beccome. This is because democracy is based on a single false premise: equality.

    The notion of equality, as we understand it in the west, has its roots in the Enlightenment and while philophers and poets of the period wax eloquently about its virtues, it has never actually been proved. In fact, it has been proved false.

    Along with this false notion of equality, comes the idea that the masses are capable of governing themselves. In point of fact, any student of demographics will easily attest to the fact that people can do not such thing as their wants and desires are fickle. Progess can only be made when people submit to leaders.

    In our society, as leadership quickly vanishes from the poltical landscape, special interests have formed to promote and secure their own needs and desires. I call them "leadership cells" because they are little pockets of well managed groups standing behind a cause and a leader (or possibly multiple leaders). It is, in fact, the antithesis of democracy.

    Special interest groups have always existed, of course, but never at the scale we see it today. As democratic values continue to erode the ability of the government to function, more special interest groups will form in order to make the decisions that properly belong to government.

    Ultimately, democracy becomes the War of the Special Interests where the most powerful special interests will ultimately win out.

    There isn't anything sinister about it, that's just the way democracy works. If you don't like like, become a National Socialist like me. We will fix the whole thing up for you.

  4. by avatar Spud
    Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:05 pm
    The Swiss seem to do very well.

  5. Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:29 pm
    It doesn't work very well at all, actually. The level of dissatisfaction of the Swiss is one of the highest in Europe.

    I once lived there and had a chance to see Swiss society first hand. They are not a very happy lot.

  6. Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:53 pm
    Please expand on your thoughts re Switzerland. I was there once for a couple of days. In that short period of time I wasn't able to pick up any particular unhappiness. Would be interested in why they are an unhappy lot. Please drop us a note. Thanks.

  7. by avatar Spud
    Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:16 pm
    I don`t know about that.I have never been to Switzerland,but anyone I know of who has,or anything I have read on Switzerland seems to be very good,not perfect,but good.



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