Countries moving in the right direction?


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GunnySkox
April 3, 2006, 11:53 AM
Hi, everybody,

Seeing that the world (at least, the world that regularly crops up in discussions round her') is in a rather sad state of affairs WRT governments fairly ignoring their subjects' rights (or attempting to do so at every turn), can anyone brighten my spirits by telling me about any developed countries that're moving in the RIGHT direction (that is, toward freedom, rather than statism)?

~GnSx
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1911 guy
April 3, 2006, 12:10 PM
I'm afraid I have bad news for you. The rush toward "globalization" is underway and that means one thing. Developed nations do not offset the poverty of third world nations, rather both societies suffer (or one suffers while the other is unchanged) for many years until stability is acheived. Looking at the newspapers and other places I have cause to poke my nose in gives no joy.

Life is good if you're a chinese company taking over Freeport, Bahammas. Hutchison Whampoa will now be in charge of security 70 miles from Florida. The UAE is quietly holding on to 27 U.S. port operations while the tempest fades. The Mexican economy is beginning a slow but sure growth period while we strain under the weight of illegal immigration. Europe is a cauldron seething below the surface with tensions both ethnic and religious. Russia and Iran are in the midst of forming an alliance that will neuter the IAEA.

I can't find my tinfoil hat this morning, so I'm going to go now and make a new one. Maybe out of a stock pot. That'll be thicker.

Oleg Volk
April 3, 2006, 12:48 PM
Slovakia is on the right track. Estonia and Bulgaria made some progress in the 90s and may still be holding steady.

Lone_Gunman
April 3, 2006, 12:58 PM
Well, Iraq, of course.

Their new constitution acknowledges all sorts of previously unheard of rights.

For example, they can now own guns, as long as they get written permission from their central government.

They can peacably assemble, and speak freely, with government permision.

They can also practice any form of religion they desire, so long as it is Islam.

All the naysayers who said we would never bring a free democracy to Iraq really have a lot of crow to eat.

seeker_two
April 3, 2006, 01:11 PM
Well, Iraq, of course.

Their new constitution acknowledges all sorts of previously unheard of rights.

For example, they can now own guns, as long as they get written permission from their central government.

They can peacably assemble, and speak freely, with government permision.

They can also practice any form of religion they desire, so long as it is Islam.

All the naysayers who said we would never bring a free democracy to Iraq really have a lot of crow to eat.

... as long as it's government-approved crow, that is... :p

From reading another post here, I think the Iraqis are taking care of that "government permission" b/s when it comes to guns...

Can'thavenuthingood
April 3, 2006, 01:14 PM
I think as globalization continues to unravel protectionism and feeds the worlds thirst for more goods and services, the thugocracies will crumble. Even China is loosening its grip a little at a time to allow the people to engage in capitalism. Like having a puppy on a leash, they allow so much and jerk it back, each time a little more room is given.

The socialist are having a difficult time keeping things together in a government form. The people know better, its basic econ, supply and demand. Right now China's site Sohu.com has outpaced the U.S. internet sites for hits.

I read recently that, I think Mugabe, in Africa was trying to figure out how to get the white farmers back to grow food for his country.

The U.S. is a bad guy in many peoples view, but most of the world wants to get here. Why is that? Economic freedom, the ability to maintain a dream of someday making it big or making life better for ones children. Or just to leave a positive mark on society wherever they are from. Those dreams of success are not possible in many countries due to the thugs in charge.

Brasil's population has decided to keep it's firearms and the politicians are obeying the peoples wishes. So far.

The EU is waking up again to the dangers of appeasement.

Keep the faith Gunny, the troops are watching.

Vick

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