Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote:
Jan 20, 2013 2:06 AM
Now for some mindful pedantry up with which you must put: In addition to meaning "mobocracy" democracy comes from "demos" and implies self-governance. Self-governance is a vital portion of any and all republican forms of governance. In fact one could say that it is the "sine qua non". It is in the latter context that Winnie made his remarks. Bear with him, it was the appropriate way to word a public speech. For inappropriate use of the word "democracy" I give you my friend and neighbor, Dubya",and his comments on mideast countries, especially Iraq. There he should have said " that the United States would "raise a posse, disarm Saddam and install a republican form of governance which the Iraqis can maintain for themselves."