Democracy Summit, Thurs/Fri 12.9/10.21
Quote: Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others that have been tried (Winston Churchill (11.11.47)
In the news: China and Russia attack Biden’s “so-called”Summit of Democracy (Sean Lyngaas, CNN, 12.08.21)
US President Joe Biden is hosting a Summit on Democracy to be held on Thursday and
Friday, December 9 and 10, 2021. The event has gathered much global derision after the attempted coup on the US Capitol in January of that year.
By definition, democracy is rule by the people, destined to be as flawed as people themselves. But the point of human existence to get ever better, regardless of hindreances that impede. On the global scale required by modern challenges, democracy presents a choice between freedom and subserviance, between law and order versus sophisticated global lawlessness.
The Summit has received little US press coverage and it was panned by global presses before it began. Key among the criticisms was the invite list. Semi, shaky and fragile democracies were included while obvious adversaries were not. For Covid weary folks around the world, a discussion about personsl freedom and common good just might be the right Rx for feeling better.
Tune in to the Summit on Democracy wherever and whenever you can. Vent views on personal freedom versus social responsibility at helenfogarassy.com. But for heaven’s sake, if feeling venomous, call 911. It’s just one of the many safety valves our flawed American democracy has devised for our safety,.