Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Dreams of Democracy from the Middle East to
America and UK Where Zionists Rule
By Paul Balles
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, November 16, 2011
"Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same
category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven."
--H. L. Mencken
Voices among Arab protesters in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria have
been calling for "democracy".
Voices from Israel have falsely
boasted that Israel has the only democracy in the Middle East.
Voices in the U.S. have praised American democracy as the ideal form of
What is it that these voices are urging? None of these
voices is celebrating the same thing. Nothing they're exalting would be
praiseworthy by the people.
Sound arguments can be made against any
form of democracy. One need only view comedian Jay Leno when he
interviews people on the street.
Leno asks questions that anyone
with a rudimentary knowledge should be able to answer. The extent of
the ignorance of the average public is perfect for a comedian, but
disastrous for a democracy.
Winston Churchill once said, "The best
argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average
John F. Kennedy, obviously thinking about the average
voter, said, "The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security
Returning to the voices for democracy, Arab protesters
often don't know what it entails other than a constitution, a vote and
representative voices in a parliament or congress.
Roosevelt warned, "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their
choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy,
therefore, is education."
How many protestors that we’ve seen on
television have the education needed to make wise choices either as voters
or elected representatives?
What is the appeal of "democracy" to
the masses? George Orwell had it right when he wrote:
almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are
praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that
it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if
it were tied down to any one meaning.
The next voice - the voice of
Israel, has long claimed its uniqueness as the only democracy in the Middle
Not by any reasonable definition of democracy can ethnic
favouritism claim to be democratic. For Israeli Arabs, Israel behaves like
an apartheid state.
Americans should have listened more closely to
Woodrow Wilson who saw in the microcosm of his time the truth that has
persisted in what Americans call democracy.
Early in the 20th
century, Wilson observed, "The government, which was designed for the
people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the
special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of
The protests in America against Wall Street, now
spreading around the country and the world, reflect the growing resistance
of the masses to control by the wealthy.
Those bosses and their
lobbyists control the Congress. The rich have bought the democracy. The
Zionist lobby has significant control over the members of Congress.
Special interest groups have complete control over the media. Major
newspapers, magazines, TV or radio stations dare not criticise Israel or
vote against Zionist wishes.
Those who believe that democracy is
the perfect form of government should examine closely what the people want,
and then consider those desires next to Israel that’s touted as the only
form of democracy in the Middle East.
Consider the actual operation
of democracy in America and the UK, where Zionists, representing foreign
interests and lobbyists for the wealthy, control Congress and Parliament.
The world has known benevolent rulers who have done much better by