The U.S.’s “democracy” is seriously weakening!

The U.S. likes to think of itself as the best democracy in the world — and a beacon and role model for other nations.

American politicians like to brag about this.

But ACTUALLY, the U.S.’s democracy has been SERIOUSLY WEAKENING for a number of years — and in several ways.

Our nation suffers many serious problems, but extremely rich people and big businesses profit from those problems (pollution, low wages, racial injustices, an out-of-control and constantly escalating war machine, elections that are dominated by Big Money, news media that favor the Establishment, Republicans’ many deliberate actions to cheat in elections by denying certain kinds of people the right to vote and by gerrymandering districts in ways that allow Republicans to dominate state legislatures even if they win a smaller number of votes, etc.).

For many decades the U.S. government has overthrown other nations’ democratically elected governments, installed dictators, and armed dictators and death squads that slaughtered their own citizens who wanted fairness and democracy.

 

See this article about Biden’s phony “Summit for Democracy”:

In December 2021, President Biden held a “Summit for Democracy,” but excluded leaders from the the democratic nations that the U.S. government does not liked — and welcomed some authoritarians who obstruct honest democracy in their own nations.  The article at the following link explains that the biggest enemy of the basic democratic rights is the U.S. government.  See this article, which was posted on December 15, 2021:

https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/12/15/bidens-summit-for-democracy-is-a-vile-circus-for-new-cold-war/

 

See these articles about the terrible decline of democracy in the U.S.:

 

Global report lists U.S. among ‘democratic backsliding’ countries:

https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/american-democracy-2655784123

 

America is a Poor Advertisement for Democracy:  Congressional paralysis, voter suppression, and widespread political polarization all suggest that American democracy is far from exemplary.  By John Feffer November 3, 2021:

https://fpif.org/america-is-a-poor-advertisement-for-democracy/?emci=ff66aa84-e63c-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&emdi=919963fb-653e-ec11-9820-c896653b26c8&ceid=3993183

 

UN Human Rights Envoy Slams Racist Voter Suppression in US:

https://truthout.org/articles/un-human-rights-envoy-slams-racist-voter-suppression-in-us/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=372bfc74-f681-454d-819b-fe40aa023769

 

Unaccountable Institutions Are Ruining Democracy—and Your Life.  If abuses of power go unchallenged, those who wield power will continue to consolidate it. It’s a vicious cycle that erodes faith in democracy and breeds cynicism.  Robert Reich November 24, 2021 by RobertReich.org:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/24/defense-minister-says-russia-boost-military-over-increased-nato-activity-near-border?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

 

Ralph Nader discusses corporatism’s threat to democracy:  Legendary progressive discusses the GOP, the 2020 presidential election, and the future of our democracy.  by David Barsamian March 22, 2021:

https://progressive.org/latest/ralph-nader-corporatism-democracy-barsamian-210322/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org