Sunday, February 27, 2011

In fiat democracy the extended suffrage debases the value of the electorate

There has been talk that we don't have a democracy, or that we shouldn't have a democracy because in an electoral system the people vote for the worst elements of high society - the liars, conmen, thieves and warmongers, the lawyers and bankers who pay them. 

Our problem is not democracy but our fiat democracy. Our problem is not the process of asking the people what they want, but that of the people being asked the majority are ignorant of governing process, and societal, economic and political of reality. Often, this is by life-choice. 

The state puts its valuable democratic system into the hands of the worst elements of low society - the naive young women, the fops who revel in ignorance of anything that isn't connected to their own personal entertainment, the gullible who read the main stream media and do not do their own research.

Like a coin that has been debased of its valuable metals, over the years the size of our electorate has been extended and extended and debased of its collective intelligence, until it has now become a worthless prop of a hyper-power elite. 

No amount of extending the suffrage will save a democracy as its value depends on a "Gold Standard" where the intelligence of an individual voter is redeemable at the sperm/egg bank.  All should have the opportunity to be given a vote but those who are actually allowed on the electoral register for, say, a limited to five-year governing cycle must meet a minimum reasoning ability.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mubarak was an obstacle to war with Iran

Why did the CIA back the coup in Egypt, that has ripped up the constitution (for democracy! hat tip BBC) and brought about an even more powerful dictatorship which has almost immediately afterwards allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to preach in Tahir Square and an Iranian gunboat and supply ship to pass through the Suez canal, two acts which destabilise the Egyptian relationship with Israel?

Three reasons:

1. Mubarak refused to let the Iranian warships pass through Suez - which Egypt had not allowed since the Iranian revolution - because though this was a defensive move on Iran's part it was a military escalation to a war which Mubarak could only lose

A war with Iran would require Israeli use of the Suez canal for submarines. This would be unacceptable to the Muslim Brotherhood and they might mount terrorist attacks on canal shipping until the canal was closed. Mubarak could not afford to do anything to risk the flow of canal traffic because the average Egyptian currently spends 40% of their daily wage on food and would revolt against him.

So the first reason Mubarak was overthrown was because he opposed the military escalation of war against Iran. Stratfor reported that Israel backed the army's move into the Sinai against Mubarak's home on the Red Sea coast - temporarily breaching the 1979 Peace Treaty - which suggests both Israel and the US (CIA) supported the coup.

2. Mubarak suppressed the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organisation to Hamas which rules in Egypt and attacks Israel

After stealing all the powers of the state the new Supreme Military Council has now done something Mubarak never did and allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to preach openly in the "revolutionary space" of Tahir Square in a way that destabilises Egypt's relationship with Israel. This destabilisation will happen because the Muslim Brotherhood is the parent organisation to Hamas which rules in Gaza.

Since the hardline military coup was backed by Israel and the CIA this destabilisation may be what they want - it gives them a reason to seize Suez during the attack on Iran. So the second reason Mubarak was overthrown was because he opposed the escalation of religious tensions with Israel that would make it difficult for Egypt to keep the Suez canal open during any Israeli conflict with Iran.

3. Mubarak supported the 1979 Peace Treaty with Egypt

The new Military regime has done at least three things that goes against the 1979 Peace Treaty. The first, before they got power, was moving the army into the Sinai, a move which had Israeli approval. The second, immediately allowing the new regime, which the Pentagon admit they had worked closely with during the transition, to let the Muslim Brotherhood spread anti-Israeli propaganda in Tahir Square. The third, allowing an escalation of the conflict between Israel and Iran by deliberately letting Iranian warships through the Suez canal, when they know they'll have to do the same for Israeli warships - or go to war with Israel or the propaganda spreading Muslim Brotherhood.

The Supreme Military Council of Egypt prevents the masses from revolting with a promise of democracy in the future which Mubarak could not give because he did not want a democracy (any more than the new lot do), and his promise would not have been believed anyway (as it wasn't). Meanwhile they are spreading anti-Israeli propaganda to sabotage any possibility the new constitution and elections will either 1. Happen or 2. Bring about a democratic regime.

Mubarak, though he was a bad ruler for the Egyptians, had to be removed because he was an obstacle to a war which US and Israel want against Iran. Mubarak didn't have any cards left to play after the stakes were raised, so he (was) folded, and the chips went to US and Israel.