Thursday, April 27, 2006

"The spirit of democracy cannot be imposed from without. It has to come from within."
-monadic K. Gandhi

"The spirit of democracy cannot be established in the midst of terrorism, whether governmental or popular"
-monadic K. Gandhi

Its almost as if he foresaw the folly of trying to forcefeed democracy into places and time that were not ready for it, as we are seeing in Iraq today.

"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-H. L. Mencken

The current polls show Bush's approval ratings are at 33.% So now, the people who voted for this administration to continue are getting it "good and hard." Unfortunately so are the rest of us.

"A great democracy must be progressive or it will soon cease to be a great democracy"
-Theodore Roosevelt quotes

It would be very hard to argue that our culture, our government our democracy is at present regressive. What would Teddy thing?

"Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.”
-Bob Dylan

I can add nothing more to that.