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Do you think there will be many democracies around the world in, say, 20 years from now?

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I ticked 'it depends on ... definition'. North Korea's name translates to 'Democratic People's Republic' but is in actuality totalitarian.

Given the growth of global far right movements it's becoming increasingly probable more nations will be led by authoritarian regimes that have eliminated most 'democratic' principles. They'll hold sham elections to give the appearance of being democratic. While suppressing opposition.

More people seem to want a return to feudal days when the putative 'royals' ruled. Or maybe a return to some other mythical time when they thought their nation was 'great'.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

I think people nowadays will want to exchange their security and comfort for more freedom as more are waking up to the fact that the security and stability of a life that is heavily controlled by the state is becoming more of an illusion as surveillance attempts by governments disguised as policies meant to streamline services and efficiency are just sugar-coated lies.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

There aren’t any democracies now, why should there be any in 20 years time?

3 ( +11 / -8 )

Yes, and no thanks to China.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

There aren’t any democracies now, why should there be any in 20 years time?

That's a perspective that must depend on how an individual personally defines democracy.

According to this wiki article only 6 nations claim to be undemocratic.

Democracy's de jure status in the world as of 2020; only Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Brunei, and the Vatican officially admit to be undemocratic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy

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As long as the Progressive Marxists are trying to undermine democracy, kill dissent and undermine the will of the people, punish the people that create jobs and put food on the table for millions of people. Do use Marxist will push anything to create an authoritative regime and build new world of the old, stifling free-speech and undermine the rule of law by rioting, looting, forcefully trying to dismantle countries cultures and changing our identity, whether it’s by force or through the provision of our educational system, that is where it all starts, far left progressive indoctrination.

-12 ( +9 / -21 )

Progressive Marxists, that’s a new one. Some people have a definite phobia about that.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

As long as the Progressive Marxists are trying to undermine democracy,

For anyone who is confused by this usage of 'Progressive Marxist", it's another of the quaint terms used in the regional American Right-winger dialect. In standard English, we would say "the boogeyman". American Right-winger dialect actually has a number of terms that mean "the boogeyman" including "socialist" and "lib".

4 ( +15 / -11 )

Progressive Marxists, that’s a new one. Some people have a definite phobia about that.

With very good reason.

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Progressive Marxist, Comrade, Left Leaning, Liberal, Socialist, all these words pretty much are the same thing

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

I'm sure there will be, but you have to hit rock bottom before finally waking up and fighting for it. It could have happened in 1989 in China - I'm still hoping. For the USA, it'll take a big step between this November and January. It's hit the bottom of the swamp, and there's only one way to go. Up.

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Progressive Marxist, Comrade, Left Leaning, Liberal, Socialist, all these words pretty much are the same thing

Wasn't sure whether you were joking or not, but looking at some of your other somewhat bizarre posts, I realize that you aren't.

In no way can someone who is "left leaning" be compared to a Marxist. They are ideologically completely different.

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As long as the Republicans continue to undermine democracy, kill dissent and undermine the will of the people, there will be no democracy in the US.

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More people seem to want a return to feudal days when the putative 'royals' ruled. Or maybe a return to some other mythical time when they thought their nation was 'great'.

I agree with this. Democracy is fundamentally incompatible with billionaires, the new "royals", because they will use their money to control politics, either directly by paying off politicians or indirectly by controlling media, think tanks, etc. and manufacturing a false consensus. By moving in a direction that has enriched the 1% and especially the 0.1% in the last 30 years, advanced societies have increasingly moved away from democracy, some more than others.

Regarding foreign influence, I see Russia (and its billionaires including Putin) as a much bigger problem than China.

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I ticked 'it depends on ... definition'. North Korea's name translates to 'Democratic People's Republic' but is in actuality totalitarian.

Same for Singapore, a democracy in name only. The PAP has won every election held since it split from Malaysia in 1965.

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As long as the Republicans continue to undermine democracy, kill dissent and undermine the will of the people, there will be no democracy in the US.

Hardly, the Republicans have not been on a rampage destroying public property, undermining the rule of law, wanting to abolish the national anthem, dismantle the culture, topple statues, fire, attack or push people into thinking a certain way, tell you what you can or cannot say or how much money can you make. Republicans are the last people that are undermining anything, but when they try to stop the carnage, they’re Nazis....interesting.....

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

It depends on the definition. By mine, the systems currently considered "democracies" are more like "slight majority mob rule".

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

There won't be any Democracies because there will be only one world government.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Democracy has been and will always be with us for as long as we have a heart beat.

Since the start of civilization we had and still seek it, without it we would't have come this far.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

So I also want to know whether there has ever existed a true democracy. It seems that there is always a group of 1%ers who are pulling the strings in back of the stage.

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Ah_so pretty brave comment to make , have you read some of your own posts ? Phew !

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go wo maneku they are not 1%ers pulling the strings out the back of the stage , the 1%ers are all heading to Sturgis around now, I think you have your groups mixed up

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Democracy has been and will always be with us for as long as we have a heart beat.

Since the start of civilization we had and still seek it, without it we would't have come this far.

I really used to believe that, but now I’m not so sure...

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