Great Britain is under Shock after the attack on the country’s heir to the Throne. Amidst the current international economic crisis in a Post Sept 11th world, maybe the current student upheaval, is after all a blessing in disguise for the World’s Oldest Democracy, as a necessary reminder that no democratic institution is to be taken for granted and that the Political elite needs to find imaginative ways of connecting with the Nation at Large. ( See Further Below My Response to Comments on Previous Blog:
As Much as economic victory and rise of geo strategic influence is always a source of pride for any nation, it is wrong to think that the Fall of Democracies should be a source of joy to ANY Nation which aspires to seeing the same democratic become a standard in their own country.
As Such, what is happening in the UK, Italy, France, or America as opposed to Rising economic powers in Asia is not something to rejoice from.
If The Ruling class and political establishment in these Western Democracies are to blame but so are the people who thought for more than half a century that Democracy was to be taken for granted.
As for other’s who arrogantly rejoice from this decline of the West, and who see in the likes of individuals such as Holocaust Deniers like Michelle Renouf (which they ignorantly present as a “Human Rights” Activist) a Role Model …
Well not only they don’t know what they are talking about but more tragically are leading their people on a dangerous and unpredictable road to oblivion and totalitarian endorsements for which humanity at large paid the most heavy price.
History is bound to repeat itself if we don’t learn from it:
Clearly many including on this thread still haven’t.