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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Political Change in Italy and Spain: Hold the Cheers
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Democracy the way it should be is pure fantasy in most countries, notably in America, Europe and Israel – neoliberal harshness triumphing over social justice.
Redoubtable political/social activist Emma Goldman (1869 – 1940) once explained: "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."
George Bernard Shaw once said "(d)emocracy is a form of government that substitutes elections by the incompetent many for the appointment of the corrupt few."
Western societies offer proof. Ponzi schemes keep them afloat. Powerful interests run things, serving the privileged few at the expense of most others.
Elections assure continuity, dirty business as usual triumphing every time. SRYIZA-promised change in Greece never came.
The country remains Troika occupied territory – the European Commission (EC),
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