• Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

A Civilization Becomes Great By Its Care Of Its Weakest Denizens

On February 8, 2008 President Vladimir Putin of Russia made an extraordinary speech at the Expanded Meeting of the State Council. This misquote is a serious one, since the difference between a democracy and a republic is not merely a question of semantics but is fundamental. The word “republic” comes from the Latin res publica — which means simply “the public thing(s),” or more simply “the law(s).” “Democracy,” on the other hand, is derived from the Greek words demos and kratein, which translates to “the people to rule.” Democracy, therefore, has always been synonymous with majority rule. When so much of the press is owned by the extremely wealthy, is the truth getting through? Many contributors so far look at the excesses in the former Soviet Union and think thet was socialism. That is equivalent to saying that the capitalist dictators in South America are the epitome of capitalism. Merkel decided to allow Syrian refugees to seek asylum in Germany and as a result of her decision, over 1.1 million refugees from Syria but also from other Middle Eastern and North African countries arrived in Germany. Many people started to question Merkel’s approach, condemning her for the Islamisation” of Germany. The anxiety grew during the 2015 New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne when aggressive crowds of men with North African origin robbed and sexually assaulted hundreds of local women. The situation led to the formation of a new anti-migration party The Alternative for Germany (AfD), who has won already seats in five regional parliaments between 2014 and 2016. Merkel’s acceptance of the asylum seekers led the right-wing parties to call her a naïve and to take advantage of the situation to consolidate their positions. This manifested in weekly anti-immigrant rallies in many places in Germany. When criticized for her choice of allowing thousands of migrants from the Middle East to come to Germany, Merkel insisted that the country is strong enough, economically and culturally, to cope with the situation. She was accused, however, by political analyst Arno Tausch of underestimating the effects of the mass migration that happened since 2015 onwards, with more than 2.6 million Arabs coming into Europe. As it did on post US 2012 election, that America’s status will be a bit better appreciated and accepted the world over in the next four year of Obama’s rule-And Obama cares for the weakest and poor denizens of the United States of America and the World. The US need to effectively take care of its poor and weak denizens for this country to keep on evolving and developing as a model for the world to see and imitate-as has been the case thus far.