Политика как кровавый спорт

ПРИНСТОН. Бывший президент США Билл Клинтон произнес одну из своих лучших речей на недавнем Национальном съезде демократической партии. Самые бурные аплодисменты разразились, когда он сказал, что назначение Хиллари Клинтон на пост госсекретаря президента Барака Обамы после того, как она была его главным политическим соперником, доказало, что «демократия не должна быть кровавым спортом».

Эти аплодисменты отразили взгляды большинства американских избирателей, считающих, что политика США стала слишком фанатичной и что соперники больше заинтересованы в том, чтобы нападать друг на друга – «проливать кровь» ‑ нежели сосредоточить внимание на политических вопросах. Но президент Клинтон на самом деле имел в виду, что способность госсекретаря Клинтон ездить по разным странам и работать вместе со своим бывшим политическим соперником, борясь за национальные интересы, ‑ яркий пример того, как демократия должна работать.

Этот важный вопрос действительно стоит поднять, поскольку в слишком многих странах демократия остается – буквально – кровавым спортом. Смысл голосования в том, чтобы захватить власть, а затем преследовать, арестовывать или даже убивать оппонентов. Как говорится, «один человек, один голос, один раз». На самом же деле, Национальный фонд поддержки демократии в США заявляет, что в некоторых странах присутствует «выборная диктатура».

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