Well the people of British Columbia, in their (lack of) wisdom, reelected the most right-wing, self-interested, hypocritical premier in the country. But as anyone who has read my blog knows, I believe that democracy is a system severely compromised by market forces that distort results in favor of a corporate agenda and centralizing power. Democracy as it presently exists can be said to be significantly failing the very principles it was instituted to uphold. With this in mind, on this rather depressing day, I bring you some other failures of democracy.
-1933 Hitler’s Nazi Party elected with 44% of the vote.
-1967 Lestor Madox elected Governor of Georgia.
-1963-87 George Wallace elected Governor of Alabama (Four Times!)
-1968 & 72 Richard Nixon elected twice (the 2nd time with 49 of 50 states)
-1991 Boris Yetlsin elected President of Russia by 57%
-1993 Derek Beackon elected Councilor for Milwall under the BNP banner
-2000 Vladimir Putin elected President of Russia twice!
-2009 the Fascist UBP wins the Cyprus Elections
The story continues . . .