Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

 I really don't see were you got that idea from.  Have I promoted the interests of the multinational company's in my comment?  You seem to imply that when people promote democracy they automatically promote a libertarian free-market economy, which is not the case.  And democracy is not the same as chaos which you also seem to imply in your comment.  It is possible to grant the people political rights without selling the resources to the multinational companies.  One way of doing it is to tax the companies and thus use the tax money to the benefit of the people.

Maybe you yourself haven't, but people espousing the same "benefits" of "democracy" were more than happy to inflict "libertarian free-market" policies on Russia.  People in Belorussia saw the misery ordinary Russians experienced due to these policies and want no part of it.  You don't understand - democracy IS synonymous with chaos in Russia and Belorussia (and Ukraine to an extent).

You throw around the "authoritarian" moniker without even thinking about it.  Is a leader indeed authoritarian if the majority of the population support him?  Is Bush authoritarian?  I don't think even the most ardent liberal would seriously venture to make that claim in public.

by slaboymni on Thu Mar 23rd, 2006 at 06:31:25 PM EST
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