Tetra Grammaton Cleric wrote:
williaty wrote:This has sort of been my worry all along. Even if the governments finally try to take measures to have some responsibility, the people can just vote out the responsible guys and vote in people promising bread and circuses. It's hard to fix a sovereign debt crisis when people will only elect leaders that promise not to raise taxes or cut services.
The one world government will hear you.
While I don't disagree, and I don't want this even considered a political comment, I think that some things have generated enough momentum that they simply cannot be corrected by votes, or even the will of the voters.
From my understanding, Greek people have been looking at Iceland's solution to their problem as a viable alternative to the strict, some could say crippling, measures that were being agreed upon and simply voted their disagreement.
For good or bad, I would never think that any citizenry would be better off without any voice in their country's future...
They choose well, they survive, the choose poorly, they crash and suffer... But it should always be their choice.
And yes, sometimes the choices are made after generations of instinctively voting for whomever will promise them the most... That's the price they pay for thinking shallow.
But I prefer the choice, even if it's a bad one, to no choice at all...