making a mockery

“He clarified that he opposed the Iraq war.”

…of course he did. I do not know him. But that’s what most Democratic Party voters say and believe. They believe that war is aggression when Republicans preside, but perfectly justified and not even noticeable when Democrats preside. This makes absolute mockery of the idea of democracy. Undermines it so thoroughly that the concept is at risk of never being recovered

Spot on. Democracy, as a concept, will survive the USA, though not in it.
Good point. Informed citizens is a necessary Condition for a Democracy.
Citizens interested in principle of the simplest kind at least (do not kill), and not less concerned with this than with gang/brand/party loyalty. We’ve turned democracy into gang loyalty and cult of personality. In other words: killed it.

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