Jakki - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )
I've been thinking about a place like Greece in a moment of crisis, but this might apply to the rest of the western nations.
Elections are held and everybody picks the party that makes the nicest promises. The parties are only thinking about how to get elected.
No one ever does anything that might be necessary but is unpopular.
The public only cares about what they see on TV or read in the paper, and these media outlets all have a vested interest in entertaining the public, not informing them.
Parties never think about the long term, because they won't be around then, so why bother?
In these ways, democracy is leading to substandard governments. Can we do anything about it?
Go for it ladies!