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  •  I'm okay with imposing democracy (0+ / 0-)

    I'm against trying to impose certain specifics.  I don't think secularism is an inherent facet of democracy and I do not think that it should be left up to a democratic process for a country to determine how secular it wants to be.  I don't think it is a sustainable change to try to impose modern Western views about women's rights on a non-Western emerging democracy.  You just have to set them on a viable path and let them figure it out themselves.

    •  Do I have this right? (0+ / 0-)

      You want to impose some unspecified kind of democracy and secularism on countries that do not want either? But not women's rights? And the idiots in the US DoD, State Dept., and CIA get to decide what is a viable path for a country and when to turn them loose?

      I was in the Peace Corps in Korea during military rule, and I have studied the history. I'm here to tell you that nobody in the US government has a clue about how to set a course for democracy. We sort of managed it for West Germany and other European countries and Japan after WW II, largely by building up their economies, but nowhere else that I am aware of.

      I wouldn't claim to know how to do it, but I am certain that you have less than no idea.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Mon May 27, 2013 at 05:46:56 PM PDT

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