The Australian site, The Age, included an article today about the (edited link) disenfranchisement of the world.
There's a reason every newspaper in the world will have the same story on its front page on November 3. The American presidential election will be decisive not just for the US but for the future of the world.
And, naturally the request for representation follows...
So perhaps it's time to make a modest proposal. If everyone in the world will be affected by this presidential election, shouldn't everyone in the world have a vote in it?
This is the start of world government, and just as the first governing bodies of kingdoms were dictatorial in nature, so is the emerging form of goverment in the world at large. We have a president who feels he has the right and responsibility to spread democracy, but only on his terms, on his agenda, and without any input from the nations our supposed democracy is being forced upon.
This is a recipe for an ever lengthening war on terror. At least, as an American, I can feel comparatively less disenfranchised than Bush's targets of nation bulding.