Article copyThat is to say, unless a better moron rise up from the grave before the week is over, of course.
In the meantime, the accolade goes to a Belgian (and it's not even a French joke), Jean Beaufays who is in charge of the political science department at Liege University.
Interviewed by Woof Woof 1, (one on five main French TV channels. Not really owned by the State anymore, but still barking on orders, woof woof) on the, well, "significant" result of the Blok Party at the Zeropean Parliament elections:
tf1.fr: Woof woof analyze woof vote for woof Vlaams Blok ? Woof woof rejection grrrrrr woof politics woof traditional parties woof woof or genuine woof vote of adherence to ideals woof grrrrr?See, that's the really weary thing with democracy:
Jean Beaufays: One has to talk straight: it is indeed a vote of adherence to a racist and anti-democratic ideal (...)
First you let the people vote, and next thing you know, they start electing
That's in fact one of the reasons why I have little respect for democracy as such. It's simply meaningless and rather powerless by itself, and without a whole structure of prerequisites: Rule of Law, separation of powers (and by that I mean beyond the administrative or political frame: civil society is not just for the dogs, woof) and a solid set of essential liberties and rights (property, speech, assembly and religion for a start).
Freedom comes before democracy.
Without freedom, all you can hope is a sham of democracy: see the "elections" in Mugabe's Zimbabwe or Saddam's Iraq for instance.
Or see Europe, for a more ludicrous example.
Consequently, that's also the reason why I have no consideration for the too many democracidolaters, particularly when they crash on the limits of their God simply because they expect everything from Him, or because they're just using Him as a pretext to enforce their own (usually authoritarian) conception of society.
Yes, that also means Belgians in charge of political science departments who bawl "down with the anti-democrats" when democracy is working a bit too well.
Woof woof. Grrrrrrrrrr.