Is the USA still the guardian of democracy?

Indonesia
March 8, 2011 3:17pm CST
When the people's resistance againt's the authiroties in several Arab and african countries started,wich start in Tunisia, lots of people look at with one eye on that people movement. But now, many social scientists call it a new democracy movement, even the Research Institute For The World Democracy dare call it a fourth wave of demodracy. We also see, USA who claimed as a country of a guardian the Ideas Democracy in the world, at first time is hestitated to take sides. Between supporting pro-democracy movement of people, or defend tyrants that had been loyal to the polidy of the USA. For example in Egypt, we see how the USA seems very hesitant to support pro-democraacy movement people. Apparently because of Hosni Mubarak is ones of the leader of states in the middle east's who is very loyal to USA and have a good relation with Israel. So I doubt USA s not a guardian the Ideas Of Democracy anymore. Is it possible that democracy as a slogan only by a handfull of wealthy Americans to maintain business continuity in the third worlds areas? Is this my mind is wrong? .........who know's!
3 responses
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
8 Mar 11
fitriadi, history cannot be credibly re-written, therefore, yes America has pandered to many despotic foreign leaders, for self-interested energy sources and/or partnerships in a "war on terror". However, I would be born and raised in no other nation but America! I do find that all too many Americans have very short memories as well as short attention spans ... that does not mean that majority of Americans are not seekers of more perfect democratic unions, at home and abroad.
• Indonesia
9 Mar 11
Well...I'm sorry Gladys, i just tried to find out the truth about democracy in the world, bacause we live in it. But i believe that democracy become a part of the world view a most people of Americans. especially the younger generation who are not directly involved in efforts to master the world's oil assets and the cold war againt's Soviet Union in the past.
@gladys46 (1205)
• United States
9 Mar 11
fitriadi ... I agree with that view.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 11
it seems it always have to do with self protection ,economies, natural resources concerned,only then usa will get involved . hence it is very misleading when usa is involved it may play dirty to get the results desired however often history has shown that usa past actions often cause future headache.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
9 Mar 11
Let me start by answering your question "Is the USA still the guardian of democracy?" When has it ever been the guardian of democracy. Time and again it not only frowns upon democracy of other countries but also of its own citizens. It is an ideal one that is used to keep people in power and keep the hope of democracy in the multitude but in reality power and greed comes way before peoples personal freedom.