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Why does the Western world think democracy is a magical, catch all solution?

There seems to be this sort of prevalent attitude in the Western world that democracy is something of a catch all solution for all the world's political problems.

Now, lets just get this out of the way. This isn't some pro-autocracy/democracy is bad argument, I believe the system has many benefits. I'm not for one second disputing all the good its done in many countries. What I am claiming, is that there are situations where its not the right answer.

Take for example the recent revolution and election in Egypt. Dictator toppled, Muslim Brotherhood elected democratically, uses democratic tools to get rid of democracy, toppled by military. If it wasn't for the military, chances are Egypt would have been going down the road to being a theocracy right now.
The same happens whenever a country with a long standing tradition of politically active religious groups with a wide voting base. Any democratic election will lead to democracy being canceled in short order.

While I dislike using it as an example, it also can't be ignored that Hitler originally rose to power democratically. The same is true for many other dictators, of both religious and secular leanings. That's what happens when a democratic tradition simply isn't there.

Any transition to democracy, needs to be done carefully, and with the bare minimum force of arms. Its not something that can be rammed down people's throats, and there are simply situations where the political climate doesn't allow it work.

I'm trying to get some insight as to why the western world doesn't see that?


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    Sep 19 2013: Let me be clear about the so-called "representative" system of democracy practiced in North America. In fact, the majority of people in both Canada and the U.S. of A. have been successfully indoctrinated by their corporate and political masters into thinking that they are still democratic nations..

    Political parties are, themselves, special interest groups and, as such, come to us with all kinds of agendas -often hidden, prejudice and beliefs- also often hidden, until they are able to gain office and then the electorate is stuck with them for years before they can be pried loose. Meanwhile the damage they cause, the resources they squander, the wars they embrace, the debt they pile on us and the initiatives that are lost can take decades to recover, if they can be recovered at all.

    Meanwhile nations like Norway and Iceland have strong referendum based systems of grassroots, bottom up decision that both informs and directs the actions of their elected officials, not the other way around such as we see in North America. Both nations have healthy, debt free economies, easy access to things like education, health care and public transportation along with far more freedoms of choice, voice and activity than any North American has ever had.

    But their version of democracy is not the norm around the world, especially in those nations where corporations, criminals and other dictatorial interests dominate their political and representative systems of governance.

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