The Cambridge Center has diagnosed: "Democracy is sick in the world!"

The Cambridge Center has diagnosed: "Democracy is sick in the world!"

The University of Cambridge Center for Future Democracy conducted a study. People were asked whether they were happy or not with how democracy works in their country.


“The center’s employees,” the BBC reported, “analyzed the largest dataset they estimated: the results of 3,5 polls conducted in 154 countries with the participation of approximately four million people.”

Digital Age Against Traditions of Democracy


Cambridge sociologists have been studying this problem since 1995. Recent research findings have led them to a disappointing conclusion. “Democracy is sick all over the world,” says Roberto Foa, author of the report. “We have found that dissatisfaction with democracy has been growing for quite some time and has reached a historic high, especially in developed countries.”

According to the study, the proportion of people dissatisfied with democracy has increased in the world from 48% in 1995 to 58% in 2019. The worst situation is in the USA and Great Britain. At the turn of the century, 75% of Americans welcomed the democratic system of their country. Now there are less than half such optimists.

In Britain, the mood was broken not so much. Back in 1995, there were 47% of skeptics dissatisfied with the existing democracy in the country. Before the December parliamentary elections last year, their number rose to 61%.

You can understand these moods. The digital age, with its obsessive propaganda, dirty election technology, not abhorring lies, forgery and mass manipulation, has hit hard on traditional British democracy.

The British, accustomed to making their choice according to long-established traditions (some electoral laws date back to 1872), suddenly learned that the current Prime Minister Boris Johnson was elected by as many people as the Wembley Stadium in London can accommodate. Johnson (the leader of the obvious minority) now defines the politics of the entire United Kingdom.

How Wall Street defeated the protest


Researchers at the Center claim that the world's attitude toward democracy began to change after the financial crisis of 2008-2009. People saw how the gap has grown in the state of rich and poor. We realized who provoked this crisis, severe for the world.

At that time, as we recall, American democracy spawned a massive protest movement called Occupy Wall Street (OWS). His goal was to take the streets in the financial center of New York for a long time, in order to draw public attention to the "crimes of the financial elite" and encourage the authorities to structural changes in the economy.

The OWS protest rally began on September 17, 2011 on Wall Street. Its participants captured the Zukotti Park and created a permanent camp there. The authorities reacted favorably to this undertaking. The then Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, said:

“People have the right to protest, and if they want to protest, we will be happy to make sure that they have places to do this.”

Raymond Kelly, the head of the New York Police, also expressed his attitude to the protest. He noted: Zucotti is a public park open for free access 24 hours a day. Therefore, the police cannot prohibit any action there or arrest protesters.

The peacefulness of the authorities did not last long, until October 1. On that day, traffic participants tried to block the Brooklyn Bridge. Now the police acted decisively. Immediately arrested 700 people, the most active of them indicted hooliganism.

The tent camp in Zukotti, the authorities suffered another month and a half. On the night of November 15, the police released the park from both the participants in the movement and their tents with property. In vain did the OWS activists present the court with their decisions about their right to protest. The right of the financial elite from Wall Street turned out to be stronger than the law.

At a later time, you can give an example with "yellow vests" in France. Like OWS, the vests lost a protracted dispute with the authorities. Moreover, the protest in France was more severe on both sides. There were killed, wounded, pogroms and crimes. However, the authorities did not give up their positions.

The rich keep getting rich


Since then, the powers that be have only consolidated their position. Every year, on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Oxfam international charitable organization publishes a report on the relationship between the rich and the poor in the world.

This year, Oxfam noted that inequality on the planet got out of hand.

“The total fortune of 2153 billionaires last year was greater than the accumulation of 4,6 billion people (60% of the world's population) with lower incomes.”

Oxfam analysts have calculated: if a person since the construction of the Egyptian pyramids (XXVI century BC) daily saved 10 thousand dollars a day, then by 2020 “his condition would have come close to only a fifth of the average state of a billionaire, one of the top 5 richest ". By the way, in his last report, Oxfam noted that the wealth of this handful of billionaires is replenished every day by $ 2,5 billion.

This is the essence of the problem of the crisis of democracy. Because in countries where income inequality has not reached such a critical point as in the United States and Britain, "the level of satisfaction with the way democracy works has risen to a historic maximum," the Cambridge center records.

The center included only Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and the Netherlands.

The example with European countries shows that it is too early, as they said before, to throw democracy into the backyards stories. However, the path to social harmony now has to be difficult. How to treat a "sick democracy"? The Cambridge Recipe Center did not.
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  1. Svarog 31 January 2020 07: 54 New
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    This is the essence of the problem of the crisis of democracy. Because in countries where income inequality has not reached such a critical point as in the United States and Britain

    Democracy is just the power of democrats .. If we consider it from the point of view of income inequality, then, what can I say, what is happening in Russia ..
    Socialism is the guarantee of a progressive and happy future ..
    1. bessmertniy 31 January 2020 08: 43 New
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      Or maybe real democracy is when you get as much money for your work as you want !? what
      1. Hunter 2 31 January 2020 08: 53 New
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        Surprisingly - competent research from British scientists! what
        Nowadays, Democracy is simply a definition of power ... the subjects of this democracy are also to blame for many things - you cannot ignore your right to Elect and be Elected.
        1. Staroshil 31 January 2020 17: 36 New
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          Quote: Hunter 2
          Surprisingly - competent research from British scientists! what
          Nowadays, Democracy is simply a definition of power ... the subjects of this democracy are also to blame for many things - you cannot ignore your right to Elect and be Elected.

          Thanks to Russia, the whole world has learned what "export of shit democracy" is .. And who are "neoliberals", etc.
          This has already become abusive)))) And freedom of speech, this is generally nonsense, the more dirt you pour on the fan, the more you are in a hype (as young people say now) .. Damn it, my heart was stabbed .. angry
      2. Kostyar 31 January 2020 09: 41 New
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        How to treat a "sick democracy"?

        Burn with hot iron !!!
        1. solzh 31 January 2020 10: 45 New
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          In general, it is not democracy that is sick. Sick are those who promote neoliberalism with its sodomite ideology. Here it is that they should be "burned with a hot iron"
          1. Lelek 31 January 2020 12: 26 New
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            Quote: solzh
            Sick are those who promote neoliberalism with its sodomite ideology.

            hi
            Every society understands democracy in its own way. A healthy society accepts the canons of healthy democracy. Flabby society - cunningly democracy (both ours and yours, which is beneficial at the moment). A sick society (and today it is the majority of "Europe", and even "America", perhaps) is a rotten democracy with the neoliberalism, sodomy, LGBT, neo-Nazism and other "charms" you mentioned.
        2. Kuroneko 31 January 2020 12: 17 New
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          However, the path to social harmony now has to be difficult. How to treat a "sick democracy"?

          There is a recipe for a long time:
        3. Staroshil 31 January 2020 17: 42 New
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          Quote: Bone
          How to treat a "sick democracy"?

          Burn with hot iron !!!

          Yes there is an old method, very effective.))))
          "Neoliberals must dig channels .." .. lol
      3. Ros 56 31 January 2020 10: 10 New
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        This is not democracy, this is communism. You need to learn Karl Marx's Capital and political economy. That is why who studied in the USSR is much more competent than current graduates of institutes.
        1. Squelcher 31 January 2020 10: 46 New
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          If all such literate were then where did the USSR divide?
          1. Ros 56 31 January 2020 10: 47 New
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            Unfortunately, literacy and betrayal are different concepts.
            1. Squelcher 31 January 2020 11: 14 New
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              And who betrayed? The highest top of the CPSU? If you betrayed what the KGB did? Or maybe those who went to school desks with one thought to raise their hand faster and go home or to the pub? Maybe those who promised to fulfill the plan and drove the marriage? Could it be that army officers under whom hazing bloomed? Maybe trade workers who carried out the "blat"? Or bone bureaucrats? Maybe literate politit economists who created the wildest distortions in the economy? Maybe ordinary workers are hard workers who made tracks for themselves in the country from helicopter armor? Or majors kids party workers?
              Maybe those who invested in the economy of the “brothers” creating a showcase, while depriving the development of the geographically central part?
              1. Ros 56 31 January 2020 17: 01 New
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                He listed so many, choose who is more to your liking.
        2. AU Ivanov. 31 January 2020 11: 23 New
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          Competent graduates of Soviet educational institutions? What are the water in front of the TV charged?
          1. Squelcher 31 January 2020 11: 54 New
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            The charges are okay these harmless, but the former Soviet people are hard workers, athletes, Komsomol members and members of the CPSU gang created in the 90s and worse than animals behaved.
          2. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 15: 52 New
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            Quote: AU Ivanov.
            Competent graduates of Soviet educational institutions? What are the water in front of the TV charged?

            Which spoke foreign languages ​​with a dictionary)).
            1. AU Ivanov. 31 January 2020 17: 17 New
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              If foreign. Some and Russian literary with a dictionary.
          3. Ros 56 31 January 2020 16: 59 New
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            And today's modern weapons came to us from outer space, these are all Soviet developments, but who really charged the water. To each his own.
      4. sailor roman 31 January 2020 12: 04 New
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        Diplomacy is the art of shitting someone's soul in such a way that he has a slight aftertaste of wild berries.
    2. Altona 31 January 2020 10: 47 New
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      Quote: Svarog
      Democracy is just the power of democrats ..

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      The rapid development of the media industry has opened up even greater opportunities for the manipulation of public opinion. In addition, the layman is more and more deafened by vulgar and vivid shows, sports competitions. Therefore, a modern person has almost no opportunity to choose for himself some decent power in a democratic way. Plus, the poverty of part of the population and the debt of another. A party struggle costs money, by the way. You need to keep headquarters in all regions, that is, rent offices, keep at least 1-2 employees there. That is, you are not doing anything yet, and the expenses are already underway. Printing the press, holding events, paying lawyers on some issues. Now you understand that democracy is not for the poor, that is, you need some kind of money bags for your "party struggle."
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    3. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 15: 49 New
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      Quote: Svarog

      Democracy is just the power of democrats .. If we consider it from the point of view of income inequality, then, what can I say, what is happening in Russia ..
      Socialism is the guarantee of a progressive and happy future ..

      The key to North Korean and Cuban prosperity))
      1. Svarog 31 January 2020 16: 08 New
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        Quote: Krasnodar
        The key to North Korean and Cuban prosperity))

        Of course, they found countries with whom to compare .. these countries generally have no resources and then they live under socialism .. But Ukraine lives under capitalism? So if you compare it with Venezuela .. then Ukraine is in the ranking 62nd, and Venezuela is 51 .. https://basetop.ru/rejting-ekonomik-mira-2019-tablitsa-vvp-stran-mira/
        Or take another democracy .. Montenegro for example .. there is democracy and a place in the ranking of 155 ..
        The success of any state determines the availability of resources, geography and the level of science ..
        1. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 16: 13 New
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          Compare South Korea with the same resources as North Korea
          Compare Israel without resources and Cuba.
          Etc.
          1. Svarog 31 January 2020 16: 15 New
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            Quote: Krasnodar
            Compare South Korea with the same resources as North Korea
            Compare Israel without resources and Cuba.
            Etc.

            North Korea is sanctioned .. or you did not know about it ..
            Israel is the state of the USA ...
            Weird examples for you to compare hi
            1. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 16: 27 New
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              Israel is far from the US state laughing , North Korea really lived at the expense of preferential prices given to it by the Union)).
              Well, another example - the GDR and the FRG?
              1. Svarog 31 January 2020 16: 35 New
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                Quote: Krasnodar
                Well, another example - the GDR and the FRG?

                Until now, citizens of the GDR with nostalgia remember the GDR .. there are a lot of videos in YouTube .. They believe that under socialism their life was much happier, and this factor ultimately determines which is better .. Germany was completely restored with US money and it was with of that time, you need to count and compare. Any comparison will not be correct without an understanding of start-up capital. The USSR is a young state, on whose shoulders it has fallen so many trials in 50 years, as it hasn’t fallen on any other in millennia .. probably there is no need to remind you what it cost only three wars in 50 years .. and from here you can start the countdown .. USA - the only country that in the Second World War was a beneficiary and during this period were able to ensure their prosperity for 100 years ahead ... what is the dollar worth, on which the whole world still sits and pays rent .. So, in short, then the USA, in comparison with the USSR, had much greater reserves and starting opportunities, from which the FRG economically lived better, but people were not happier from this. And the goal of every normal person is ultimately to be happy.
                1. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 17: 12 New
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                  Happier were those who were accustomed to a freebie under socialism - i.e. ensuring stable earnings without regard to labor productivity, and with the Bundes, it was necessary to plow and upgrade their qualifications. The states helped the Germans about the same amount as the British and French - and the destruction of West Germany was much greater than that of the countries of the Allies, nevertheless, Germany surpassed the shaving and francs in economic indicators. The GDR - with its planned economy of the USSR - ruined the industry of eastern Germany - for example, instead of the excellent radiotherapy machines made in Dresden, this business was entrusted to Czechs who did not understand this and began to make frank rubbish of poor quality. And so in everything.
                  Happiness - the marginalization after the reunification of two Germany, numerous Gdrov doctors and engineers who did not meet the international standards of specialized skills, really made many unhappy. What can not be said about East German physicists and mathematicians in demand in the Federal Republic of Germany, whose standard of living has grown significantly, and the ability to exchange experiences at international scientific congresses and move freely around the world endlessly
                  1. Svarog 31 January 2020 20: 06 New
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                    Quote: Krasnodar
                    Happier were those who were accustomed to a freebie under socialism - i.e. ensuring stable earnings without regard to labor productivity, and with the Bundes, it was necessary to plow and upgrade their qualifications.

                    Note, under capitalism, ordinary citizens have to plow, of whom 90%, and the rest, managers, owners, politicians .. sit and enjoy life .. Do we have Sechin or Miller plow, Rotenberg and others like them .. plow strongly? And in general, they plowed under socialism, otherwise the USSR would not have demonstrated such a pace of development .. Take the period of Stalin’s rule .. Here the question is management and motivation. Under Stalin they knew how to motivate and manage, Khrushch came and sloven began .. And now under capitalism no one plows .. they just survive ..
                    The states helped the Germans about the same amount as the British and French - and the destruction of West Germany was much larger than that of the countries of the Allies, nevertheless, the Federal Republic of Germany exceeded the shaving and francs in economic indicators

                    The Germans are hardworking people and it doesn’t matter from the FRG or the GDR .. the key is that the USA had significantly more resources than the USSR ..
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                      1. Svarog 31 January 2020 20: 19 New
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                        Volodya this Krasnodar is still a Jew ..Do not mess with him ..

                        Yes, I know them all hi Take care of yourself, we are in less and less drinks
                      2. Rusland 1 February 2020 13: 34 New
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                        Quote: Svarog
                        Quote: Staroshil
                        Volodya this Krasnodar is still a Jew ..Do not mess with him ..

                        Yes, I know them all hi Take care of yourself, we are in less and less drinks

                        Ay Guys, I want to note that Jews are good and very good, and those who are to them, so to speak, are not so, in the end they become bad or very bad. wink
                      3. Svarog 1 February 2020 13: 39 New
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                        Quote: Rusland
                        Ay Guys, I want to note that Jews are good and very good, and those who are to them, so to speak, are not so, in the end they become bad or very bad.

                        I have no complaints against Jews, if that .. that I’ve encountered in my life, maybe I’ve been lucky, but all were good people .. there are bad people in every nation .. but more stupid ..
                2. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 21: 00 New
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                  Note, under capitalism, ordinary citizens have to plow, of whom 90%, and the rest, managers, owners, politicians .. sit and enjoy life .. Do we have Sechin or Miller plow, Rotenberg and others like them .. plow strongly? And in general, they plowed under socialism, otherwise the USSR would not have demonstrated such a pace of development .. Take the period of Stalin’s rule .. Here the question is management and motivation. Under Stalin they knew how to motivate and manage, Khrushch came and sloven began .. And now under capitalism no one plows .. they just survive ..

                  Ordinary citizens in capitalist countries lived many times better than workers in the USSR
                  Owners and managers have to work longer than production workers
                  The Germans are hardworking people and it doesn’t matter from the FRG or the GDR .. the key is that the USA had significantly more resources than the USSR ..
                  The capitalist system in Germany turned out to be much more effective than the socialist system in the GDR - it was not a matter of financial injections
        2. AU Ivanov. 31 January 2020 17: 26 New
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          Better to say the United States - an Israeli colony. So rather.
          1. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 17: 44 New
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            A colony of Jewish capital - and a new one
        3. Edik 31 January 2020 17: 41 New
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          Quote: Svarog
          North Korea is sanctioned .. or you did not know about it ..

          C'mon, what did you immediately remember about the sanctions?
          Russian so you are not noticeable fool
          Quote: Svarog
          Israel is the state of the USA ...

          fool
          Quote: Svarog
          Weird examples for you to compare

          recourse
      2. nikvic46 31 January 2020 17: 52 New
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        Краснодар.
        Quote: Krasnodar
        Compare South Korea with the same resources as North Korea
        Compare Israel without resources and Cuba.
        Etc.

        10 billion greens have been swelled into Israel on a US roadmap. Cuba lives on its own. And people take medicine at pharmacies for free. They smoke and live long because they don’t know that smoking is harmful.
        1. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 17: 58 New
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          10 green lards? laughing
          What is the amount? When is it given? The states provide Israel with arms at 3 lard a year, as compensation for Sinai given to Egypt. This represents about 2 percent of the country's budget.
          Cuba - and from there everything is bursting into Miami? )))
    4. AU Ivanov. 31 January 2020 17: 19 New
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      What resources does Switzerland have?
  • Rusland 31 January 2020 16: 44 New
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    Quote: Svarog
    Democracy is just the power of democrats.

    And oil to oil. Porridge for example yes
    1. Svarog 31 January 2020 16: 49 New
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      Quote: Rusland
      Quote: Svarog
      Democracy is just the power of democrats.

      And oil to oil. Porridge for example yes

      Is that all your intelligence is capable of? laughing When there is nothing to say, it is better to remain silent wassat Golovan, is that you? confess laughing
      1. Golovan Jack 31 January 2020 17: 04 New
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        Quote: Svarog
        Golovan, is that you?

        No, mate. Golovan is me. What, dizzy? wink

        PS: For some reason, I recalled a proverb about a frightened crow and a bush, which she is afraid of request
        1. Rusland 31 January 2020 17: 28 New
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          Quote: Golovan Jack
          Quote: Svarog
          Golovan, is that you?

          No, mate. Golovan is me. What, dizzy? wink

          PS: For some reason, I recalled a proverb about a frightened crow and a bush, which she is afraid of request

          Good health, Roman hi A bosom friend watching a vang. winked
      2. Rusland 31 January 2020 17: 22 New
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        Oh, my intellect is enough for many whiners and hollow breeds. yes
  • knn54 31 January 2020 08: 10 New
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    "Democracy is an abuse of statistics."
    Jorge Luis Borges
    1. Berber 31 January 2020 08: 53 New
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      Strongly agree. Otherwise, how will they promote laws in the interests of minorities. All this is manipulation of the "stomachs" and nothing else.
  • Octopus 31 January 2020 08: 19 New
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    The author of the first comment adequately illustrates this article.

    Wealth in the modern world is more equitable than ever before. In American Forbes 400, the heirs begin at 10th place, the Walton. The first 9 are self-made.

    The Cambridge comrades are not concerned about the crisis, not democracy, but the world capitalist system. The USSR is dead, but his work lives on and feels, apparently, better than ever in the XNUMXth century.
    1. Ross xnumx 31 January 2020 08: 43 New
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      I tried to find a common between yours:
      Quote: Octopus
      Wealth in the modern world is more equitable than ever before.

      и
      Quote: Octopus
      The USSR is dead, but his work lives on and feels, apparently, better than ever in the XNUMXth century.

      and could not determine your sympathies. Are you glad that the absence of socialism promotes social justice or are you complaining that the cause of Lenin lives and triumphs?
      Here is a truly correct thought:
      Quote: Svarog
      Socialism is the guarantee of a progressive and happy future ..

      As for wealth, this concept is relative and it is impossible to measure it in different situations with one measure. David Rockefeller did not buy himself “immortality”, and the rest will disappear into oblivion, like many of the “rich” of this world. Only manuscripts are imperishable (manuscripts do not burn).
      All modern capital is created (with a few exceptions) on a speculative basis and on this:
      “Do not give to your brother's height [1] neither silver, nor bread, nor anything else that is possible to give to growth; give it to a foreigner [2] in growth, so that the Lord your God [3] bless you in everything that is done by your hands on the earth into which you go to possess it [4]. ”
      - Deuteronomy 23:19, 20.
      “And you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you”
      - Deuteronomy 28:12.
      “Then the sons of the foreigners [5] will build your walls and their kings will serve you [6]; for in my anger I struck you, but in my grace I will be merciful to you. And your gates will be opened, they will not be closed day or night, so that the wealth of the nations may be brought to you and their kings brought. For the nations and kingdoms that do not want to serve you will perish, and such nations will be completely destroyed. ”
      - Isaiah 60:10 - 12.

      hi
      1. Octopus 31 January 2020 10: 23 New
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        Quote: ROSS 42
        Here is a truly correct thought.

        Yes Yes.
        I love academic scholars very much, but they have one class feature, so to speak: in the field of the political structure of society, they tend to support left-wing ideas in options from Pol Pot to Maduro. In a beautiful socialist society, for some reason, they all see themselves as one Lysenko, not the Vavilov. The Cambridge comrades demonstrate exactly this, and you and Svarog explain the same idea without unnecessary liberal tricks.
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        Quote: ROSS 42
        All modern capital is created (with a few exceptions) on a speculative basis and on this:

        Among the top 9 of the American Forbes mentioned, there is only one investor (Buffett) and I would not call him a speculator, the rest are IT specialists.
      3. Lelek 31 January 2020 12: 33 New
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        Quote: ROSS 42
        All modern capital is created (with a few exceptions) on a speculative basis ...

        hi
        Well, and probably on the brazen robbery, in which the “exceptional” USA and prudent Switzerland succeeded.
    2. bessmertniy 31 January 2020 08: 45 New
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      Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live! bully And democracy gives oak! hi
      1. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 15: 57 New
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        I say to my wife - I'm going to my mistress. Mistress I say - I’m going to my wife. And he himself in the attic - and there to study, study and study again ...
        1. Rusland 31 January 2020 16: 55 New
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          Well, yes, they say give him bread, and he in return, no better a bun. yes
          1. Krasnodar 31 January 2020 17: 13 New
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            And the very eyes are kind-kind ...)).
  • Mavrikiy 31 January 2020 08: 22 New
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    dissatisfaction with democracy has been growing for quite a long time and has reached a historical maximum, especially in developed countries
    They pumped it into us intensely. If as a vaccine, so she does not get sick? So it’s not necessary, we are always for dictatorship, all our historical experience says that all democrats and liberals are big ....... KY. angry
  • bober1982 31 January 2020 08: 28 New
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    Any democracy, first of all, is the power of the crowd. And, that woman from the photograph, with a broken nose - for her democratic affairs.
    Democracy is in Hell !, as the All-Russian priest claimed.
    1. sergo1914 31 January 2020 08: 33 New
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      Quote: bober1982
      Democracy is in Hell !, as the All-Russian priest claimed.


      It would be interesting to watch his meeting with the employer.
    2. sailor roman 31 January 2020 13: 15 New
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      Democracy is a form of clan governance, when the masses are created theatrical appearance that they make managerial decisions and choose their leaders. Management is carried out by clans and groups, which include political parties. People will never be allowed to make important managerial decisions. The game of democracy in people creates only the illusion of democracy.
      1. bober1982 31 January 2020 13: 25 New
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        Quote: sailor Roman
        Management is carried out by clans and groups, which include political parties

        Of the representatives of the same crowd, they select only the most vociferous and arrogant, who form the clans.
  • Machete 31 January 2020 08: 33 New
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    I’m embarrassed to ask: where did they see democracy in the world?

    She is not sick, she has been dead since ancient Greece.
    1. Egoza 31 January 2020 09: 25 New
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      Quote: Machete
      She is not sick, she has been dead since ancient Greece.

      That's it. It was invented by the Greeks, very smart, but who were slaveholders. They were HOST, and came up with democracy for themselves. They transferred democracy in our time, they just “forgot” to tell who is the master and who is the slave under “democracy. But, finally, it began to reach the slaves,“ hu from hu ”So the current slaves rebelled. Will there still be!
  • Boris55 31 January 2020 08: 36 New
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    As the democrats did not try, but the Ohlokrats began to see clearly that this was not about them and not for them. Hence the crisis in their management of the World.

    In order for the democrats to live well, coolness must be given knowledge (for the development of high-tech production), and by giving knowledge they deprive themselves of power.
  • Same lech 31 January 2020 08: 38 New
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    “The total fortune of 2153 billionaires last year was greater than the accumulation of 4,6 billion people (60% of the world's population) with lower incomes.”

    In the end, there will be only one ... capitalism is arranged so that all financial resources are inevitably concentrated in the hands of the richest speculator ... or a handful of speculators.
    Of course, this will inevitably lead to a conflict of interests of society and speculators.
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      We need a law that would undermine the monopoly on super-wealth. It arises from the evil one, and not from the fact that a person brings to others a benefit that is appreciated in his money. what
    2. tihonmarine 31 January 2020 09: 28 New
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      Of course, this will inevitably lead to a conflict of interests of society and speculators.

      Conflicts of interest are WWI, WWII, perestroika and what is happening now.
  • Strashila 31 January 2020 08: 39 New
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    “Democracy in the world is sick!”, How something that is not in nature can hurt is capitalism and socialism, dictatorship, monarchy.
    1. tihonmarine 31 January 2020 09: 31 New
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      there is capitalism and socialism, dictatorship, monarchy.

      And sick nationalism.
  • Masha 31 January 2020 08: 40 New
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    "Democracy in the world is sick!"

    and as any infection tries to infect as much as possible, it spreads as far as possible ...
    1. Rusland 31 January 2020 16: 51 New
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      Our to you love And good health. yes I agree, these are the properties of democracy, in terms of its development and growth.
  • Adam Khomich 31 January 2020 08: 45 New
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    Democracy is a fake of the West in opposition to the socialist system of the times of the USSR. A good example of the law of Jackson-Broom. More than 20 years after the collapse of the USSR, the Jews went wherever they wanted, and some returned back, but this "law" (sanctions) continued to apply! Even when it was canceled, they immediately introduced a bunch of other "laws"! Here you have the whole democracy.
    1. tihonmarine 31 January 2020 10: 09 New
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      Democracy is a fake of the West in opposition to the socialist system of the times of the USSR.

      Comrade Stalin said more simply, "Democracy is a perverted form of a bourgeois state."
  • Demagogue 31 January 2020 08: 52 New
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    Democracy has never been healthy. Europe achieved dominance in the world in the era of absolute monarchies, and as democracy developed, it merged all achievements. What worked in the ancient Greek policy on a larger scale is impossible to transfer.
    1. bober1982 31 January 2020 09: 10 New
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      What worked in the ancient Greek policy on a larger scale is impossible to transfer.

      Yes, that’s all right, in ancient Greece, people's power was in small communities, all members of which not only had the right to vote, but also all directly participated in public meetings.
      As soon as the power became representative (parliament), it ceased to be popular, and cannot be such, it is pseudo-democracy.
      1. rich 31 January 2020 10: 43 New
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        Volodya hi Let me fix it a bit - not all members of society in Ancient Greece had the right to vote and directly participated in public meetings. For example, women and actors were forbidden.
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          For example, women and actors were forbidden.

          I didn’t know, now I will know.
  • rocket757 31 January 2020 08: 54 New
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    The Cambridge Center has diagnosed: "Democracy is sick in the world!"

    Oh really? What a news"!
  • Keyser soze 31 January 2020 08: 55 New
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    It is not democracy, it is liberal democracy - greed, war and inequality.
    1. Maki Avellevich 31 January 2020 09: 23 New
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      Quote: Keyser Soze
      greed, war and inequality.

      You have now described the history of mankind since its dawn. all three categories are natural as breathing although they want less of their expressions.
      1. Keyser soze 31 January 2020 09: 29 New
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        You have now described the history of mankind since its dawn.


        And this is true, of course :) But you know what I meant.
  • anjey 31 January 2020 09: 20 New
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    Coronavirus in China, dermocratovirus in the USA.
  • tihonmarine 31 January 2020 09: 24 New
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    The peacefulness of the authorities did not last long, until October 1. On that day, traffic participants tried to block the Brooklyn Bridge. Now the police acted decisively. Immediately arrested 700 people, the most active of them indicted hooliganism.
    This is real democracy, they let it ripen, and then they "seized it by the horns" and beat it for a long time. And in Moscow they rush with them, almost stroke their heads, what kind of democracy it is. Democracy needs to be protected.
  • Ros 56 31 January 2020 10: 05 New
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    Yes, there is no democracy, especially in developed countries, the power of money is there, and in order to calm down the crowd, they have been brought to the forefront such as sets and political actors. And what is going on behind the scenes is this great mystery. No wonder there is an expression - the whole world is a theater, and the people in it are actors.
  • Kapellan23 31 January 2020 10: 25 New
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    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill.
  • swzero 31 January 2020 10: 44 New
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    The digital age, with its obsessive propaganda, dirty election technology, not abhorring lies, forgery and mass manipulation, has hit hard on traditional British democracy.
    The digital age has nothing to do with it. The British media worked this way in the 19th century.
  • 1536 31 January 2020 11: 08 New
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    Democracy is when you can sleep in an underpass and no one will bother you (except for the frost and the first 20-25 minutes)? When can you hide a fat wallet and your crimes committed in other countries, for example, in the field of shale oil production or attempts to extract it by waging a civil war? Or, perhaps, democracy is when it is possible to erase entire states from the face of the earth, formally leaving them on the map? It’s time to admit to these very “centers”, as well as to the “BBC-Freedom-Waves-Voices-Eham”, that democracy is not sick, and they just crap themselves and don’t know what to do next, because to fight in the open, as in the 3th century, they are just scared, and walking in shit-full pants is disgusting. Today Paris is on fire, it is clearly visible on TV, Hong Kong is drowning in demonstrations, tomorrow Berlin or Madrid can blaze, and then you can reach the Potomac River with the Mississippi and Rio Grande, which separates Texas and Mexico. Or maybe unite again. Not only that, scientific and technological progress stalled, because it ran into a wall on which it is written in XNUMXD: "Democracy is not needed for artificial intelligence!" So what? Isn’t it time, in fact, to buy a suit with an ebb and a ticket to Yalta, where it’s good to talk with a glass of Crimean port about how to live on? Forget, finally, the words of Bush Jr., who blurted out somehow that the "second" Yalta "will never be." The second city of Yalta, of course, cannot be, he is one such Russian Black Sea city. But how to lead humanity out of the crisis without war and prevent future shocks, we should think today. Not to Bush, no, with these everything is clear. But there are many people on the planet who want to live without fear for their future and the future of their children and grandchildren.
  • Demagogue 31 January 2020 11: 31 New
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    Quote: bober1982
    Quote: Demagogue
    What worked in the ancient Greek policy on a larger scale is impossible to transfer.

    Yes, that’s all right, in ancient Greece, people's power was in small communities, all members of which not only had the right to vote, but also all directly participated in public meetings.
    As soon as the power became representative (parliament), it ceased to be popular, and cannot be such, it is pseudo-democracy.


    Not certainly in that way. Parliament in itself is positive. The question is rather who and how is represented there. Democracy stayed in policies for one reason: independence guaranteed a motivated militia from the middle class. With the opinion of which the oligarchy was forced to reckon with. In the full sense, democracy was only in Sparta, where they all ate one balance at the same table, and the king walked in the front ranks of the phalanx with his constituents. In the modern world, without big wars and threats of independence, with small professional armies, there was a temptation to destroy the middle class and rule the masses even without visible democracy.
  • Viktor Sergeev 31 January 2020 12: 27 New
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    And who somewhere saw democracy? Interestingly, where does the people choose the one they want? Yes, Saudi Arabia has more democracy than the United States or the EU. Everywhere a clear fool of people and a choice among the elect. Countries "democratic" and "non-democratic" are divided according to the principle of people's conviction. In the West, with a bunch of prohibitions, in the absence of real choice, the people were driven in: you are free and they believe.
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    We found something to surprise - the world has long gone mad. The only thing that is not clear is why they are fixated on the USA and Great Britain. How not to illuminate the state in a purely anti-democratic state.
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    sss 31 January 2020 12: 56 New
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    Plato describes a democratic person whose properties are born as a result of democratic government.

    “His boastful speeches ... in a battle with a lean start ... will prevail and with dishonor, like an exile, shame will be pushed out, calling it stupidity, and judiciousness will be called a lack of courage and throwing it away, throwing mud ... Emptying and purifying the soul young men ... they will then bring them down ... arrogance, unbridledness, profligacy and shamelessness, crowning them with wreaths and glorifying in softened terms: they will call arrogance enlightenment, unbridledness - freedom, debauchery - splendor, shamelessness - courage "
    Among the democrats, Dr. Greece is considered to be the beginning of the "brightest democracy," but such statements are preferred not to advertise. Most likely, those who most of all impose this democracy on us are not really familiar with the original source.
  • AnderS 31 January 2020 13: 23 New
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    What was required to prove - all these peaceful protests are unable to change anything. If the authorities / capitalists are not profitable, much less threaten their financial well-being, then they are ready to stifle any peaceful protest. Well, these events have their own benefits - people will finally be convinced that all the tales that the elections can be solved, or that rallies with protests can change life for the better are just fairy tales.
  • DNS-a42 31 January 2020 14: 32 New
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    The classics have long said everything:

    V.I. Lenin: "You can’t talk about" pure democracy "as long as there are different classes, but you can only talk about class democracy." “Freedom and equality” in the bourgeois system (that is, as long as private ownership of land and means of production is maintained) and in bourgeois democracy remain only formal, meaning in reality wage slavery of the workers (formally free, formally equal) and the absolute power of capital, oppresses capital over labor. "

    I.V. Stalin: "Under capitalism, there is no and cannot be the real participation of the exploited masses in governing the country, if only because under the most democratic conditions under capitalism, governments are not set up by the people, but by the Rothschilds and Stinnes, Rockefellers and the Morgan. Democracy under capitalism is capitalist democracy "an exploitative minority democracy based on a restriction of the rights of an exploited majority and directed against that majority."
    1. Mathafaka 31 January 2020 16: 39 New
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      Well, what was the participation of the masses in governing the country under Stalin?
      I give a hint: It was zero.
  • Mathafaka 31 January 2020 16: 45 New
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    The countries of liberal democracy as a whole are more developed than everyone else. And small ones, like the Scandinavian ones, and big ones like Germany, India or the USA.
    The Soviet Union had 75 years to prove the advantage of socialism, and where it is now.
    1. nikvic46 31 January 2020 17: 59 New
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      Quote: Mathafaka
      The countries of liberal democracy as a whole are more developed than everyone else. And small ones, like the Scandinavian ones, and big ones like Germany, India or the USA.
      The Soviet Union had 75 years to prove the advantage of socialism, and where it is now.

      75 years is not long. In other countries, capitalism has developed over the centuries. And what they have is all this thanks to the struggle of the lower strata versus the upper strata. There are no philanthropists among billionaires.
    2. Olddetractor 31 January 2020 18: 07 New
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      It seems to me that liberal democracy has nothing to do with it. And in what are they more developed and is it development? Many are richer, but do we not know the sources of their wealth? Liberal democracy is a vague concept from rash media. And the Union is in our memory. And although you should not consider history from this perspective, he proved much more than the countries of liberal democracy combined
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      These countries took first places in the capitalist division of labor, they live off other countries, exploiting them. The rest got a place at the cesspool. India is a country of semi-peripheral capitalism with elements of a class society. The neighboring socialist PRC has achieved much more.

      He proved that, having led our country to leading positions in the world and created a groundwork that the Russian bourgeoisie has not been able to plunder for 30 years. Socialism is still ahead.
  • anjey 31 January 2020 17: 57 New
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    Moreover, the destruction of West Germany was much greater than that of the countries of the Allies, nevertheless, Germany exceeded the shaving and francs in economic indicators.

    American business in equity participation has been present in many German industrial corporations since the beginning of the 20th century quite actively and it was not interfered with by the Kaisers, Bismarck and Hitlers, huge money was made in wars, the merger of international capital played a big role in whitening and saving many industrialists who supported Hitler , at the hands of international justice in Nuremberg, it was the pressure of the American business, which has investments in German companies, from this the “phenomenon” of development and the rapid economic upsurge of West Germany, mutually beneficial contracts with the Americans did their job ... and by the way the industrial structure the Yankees kept in West Germany and didn’t bomb so much as the residential quarters of German cities, a paradox, if you don’t understand the essence of world capital laughing
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      The basis of Western shit democracy is the power of the Bubble, the rest is fiction, political manipulations and mystifications for plebos ...
  • nikvic46 1 February 2020 08: 31 New
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    If you look closely at countries that talk about democracy as a victory on their territory, you can say that this is the power of the strong. With arms, legs, teeth, you can achieve at least some kind of position in society. The whole ideology is aimed at that. And what to do weak weak? Waiting for handouts from benefactors. They may disagree with me. But this is the law of the jungle. It is true if he does not touch the herbivores, a well-fed lion. And a person who has embarked on the path of exploitation does not know satiety.