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Noam Chomsky: America is not a democracy

This is a discussion on Noam Chomsky: America is not a democracy within the Global Affairs forums, part of the Main Topics category; Originally Posted by Foxhole Can you explain how a pure democracy would work? I can't see how we could function ...

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    Default Re: Noam Chomsky: America is not a democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxhole View Post
    Can you explain how a pure democracy would work?

    I can't see how we could function without lawmaking representatives, since the crafting of laws generally takes so much time and research, something the general public has neither the time nor inclination to do.
    I know. It's so Ideal that we don't have any idea how to conduct it. It will take an incredibly Intelligent and Mature group to do it. ...but we'll make it some day. I think the way to approach it is to divide up into smaller and smaller countries so that executive power is in the hands of more and more people.
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    What exactly are the interests of the US?
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Wurkmun Fosterr View Post
    World Safety and Security; World Prosperity; Successful World colonies in outer space.
    Here I have to disagree with you William. What is America? Can it be touched? Felt? Reasoned with? To all of these things the answer is no, because the United States isn't a real person and therefor it can't have interests. If America can't have interests then whose interests are they? Well they have to be the interests of actual people who weld the power of the imaginary United States and its magical interests.

    What their interest are might not be and most of the time aren't the same interests as every single person who calls them self an American. Therefore "American interests" is a misnomer, it is the interests of specific peoples and groups and not "America" as a whole as it implys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Wurkmun Fosterr View Post
    World Safety and Security; World Prosperity; Successful World colonies in outer space.
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    Define them.
    Strong World middle class.
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