Sunday, July 30, 2006

Go Congo!

There aren't many things I believe in but I do believe in democracy. It's hard work, it's flawed to hell and back, but there's no better way to run a country. You need universal suffrage, you need separation of powers, you need some sort of national pride, you need some level of gender equality, you need well paid and well educated public servants, and you've got yourself a country, that can talk to other countries and, you know, begin to sort stuff out.

The DRC hasn't got many of those things, but hey, elections are a start.

In other news, I still can't even begin to think about the Middle East... but I have downloaded Lebanon by the Human League to help me get it out of my head. Postmodern life is screwed, frankly.



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