December 30, 2007

ARISTOCRACY ISN'T DEMOCRATIC:

Teen with world on his shoulders (SAEED SHAH AND BILL JACOBS, 12/31/07, The Scotsman)

Benazir Bhutto's student son vows to continue fight for democracy after he is named co-chairman of party

"MY MOTHER always said democracy is the best revenge." With those words, spoken in English, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, a shy, 19-year-old student, took centre-stage in Pakistan's tumultuous and bloody politics yesterday.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 30, 2007 9:22 PM
Comments

Only Gilbert & Sullivan could do justice to this farce.

Posted by: erp at December 31, 2007 8:16 AM

In that silly African movie Tears of the Sun, Bruce Willis was on a military mission to restore the hereditary king's son to the throne of some African "kingdom" rent by civil war so the King could settle everything by holding elections. Huh? When did those who inherit power ever hold elections, except under that one shining example, the exception that proves the rule, the British Constitution. Sadly in the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton years, that same contradiction inherent in political power is starting to effect us.

Posted by: G. Clarke at December 31, 2007 10:01 AM

Monarchy is democratic. Spain is another good example.

Posted by: oj at December 31, 2007 12:23 PM
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