Here in UK, it's an accepted fact, that bullying is rife in high places,especially in our Government. The bullies are the Civil Servants-(not voted in), Chief Whips,and lobbyists from 'multi-nationals' etc. As time goes on these invisible people/organisations mainly get what policies they want ,(-evolved through Government) -more and more.
Are there parallels to this happening in YOUR country? And do you feel democracy is now weaker than ever?
This is happening in many countries and it is a result of globalization. Multinational corporations with billions of dollars at their disposal have lobbyists working for them in whichever country they want laws changed and favoring their business.
A great example in Canada right now is the oil industry which is trying to build pipelines crossing the country ... as if that is what we need, more oil spills, pollution (our tar sands oil is very dirty to begin with), etc. Yet, the corrupt government officials are trying to push this through, disregarding environmental issues, First Nations land claims and so on. It is a disgrace and yes, democracy is a good myth.
While here in America we were founded as a Constitutional Republic and not a democracy, we are likewise experiencing an ever growing number of problems with elected officials neglecting and outright stepping on the Constitution. Out of control spending, bail outs, fiat printing of money, balance of power out of balance, federal government growing in both size and scope and far and beyond it's Constitutional constraints.
There is a problem with corporatism, not capitalism. A problem with a populous that is uneducated in the Constitution, personal responsibility and logic. And therefor, they can not or will not hold their elected official's feet to the fire.
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