One Party System in USA

In recent years, Republicans in USA have played several misadventures. They showed a very immature reaction to 9-11. They mishandled Afghanistan. They attacked Iraq based on lies. They turned the best economy of USA under previous Democrats into uncontrollable debt and recession. They cut taxes on riches and put poor in financial trouble. Their policies in health and education alienated the general population. They made non-white Americans their opponents. They acted as racist and religious extremists. They even cut funds of science and technology research projects. They tried to destroy the good image of USA in the whole world. In short, Republicans did their best to not to come to power again, for a long time.

Democrats won the previous two elections. The last election was won with a better margin the earlier. In the next elections, They tried to reverse the affects of all the bad policies of Republic in every aspect. They are successful in most cases, but the damage done by Republicans to too much. It will take a long time to restore the American glory of pre-2000 era.

In the next elections, Republicans will get more down, and in the other elections they may show some recovery in the eyes of general mass. But for a long time, Democrats is going to be the only ruling party in USA.

Some non-Democratic politicians will try to be independent, but they will be scattered and have no collective power. The independents will focus on smaller and localized issues and will play no major role in the main policy making.

Somewhat like China, USA has become a country ruled by one party, with weaker and weaker opposition as time passes. This will have some unpredictable and unprecedented consequences, for USA and the rest of the world.

Lets hope things turn out to be better for everyone.

Democracy against USA Attack

I was talking with my friend with political science and international relations background about democracy and wars. We discussed how there has been no major war between two democracies in the history. We realized that Pakistan and India fought in Kargil in 1998 while being democracies, but that can be viewed as a mis-adventure of Pakistan military.

In the end, we agreed that democracy is good for avoiding wars among nations. If two countries want to avoid a war between themselves, then they should strengthen democracy in themselves.

Later I thought about the attacks of USA and UK on Iraq, French wars in Africa, Israel engagement with Arabs, democratic India’s wars with Pakistan. In the meantime, the Vietnam war in which USA was the bad guy.

I think democracy is necessary in a country to be safe from a democratic country, but if a country has democracy then it is not necessary that it will never attack another weaker country with the wrong objectives. Just like democratic USA and democratic UK attacked Iraq, and democratic USA had destroyed Vietnam.