How America Became A Dog Shit Democracy

By failing to convict Trump, America has condemned itself

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A healthy democracy expels its own shit. South Korea has convicted ALL of its living ex-Presidents, South Africa removed Jacob Zuma, Lesotho, France, Ukraine, Peru — this shit is regular, as it should be. American democracy, however, is severely impacted. Congress could not convict Donald Trump for attacking… Congress. This is not a sign of a healthy democracy. This is a sign that y’all dead.

Americans love thinking that they’re this grand old democracy, but no, no, you’re young and you suck. America didn’t have universal franchise until 1965, well behind over 50 other democracies. Even what you have now is some racist Rube Goldberg machine. WTF is an Electoral College, and why?

American democracy is, in fact, exceptionally fragile and exceptionally shit. Other democracies have problems, but not like this. Please note these two basic idiocies.

  1. Why was Trump President at all? He never won a popular vote.
  2. Why was he President for months after losing? Did Biden have to ride a horse across America?

Y’all are not having a normal one. You never were. Americans got confused between having money and having a good democracy, and you do not have a good democracy. It’s not Trump. This whole system is shit.

American democracy was sick before Trump, but now it’s legitimately dead. Congress had a chance to vote on whether killing Congress was OK, and they were like yeah, it’s fine. What the actual fuck is wrong with you people? Forget spineless. American leaders lack the preservation instincts of an amoeba.

Americans think they can somehow ignore this and go back to normal, but no. Your normal is shit, and if you don’t prosecute bad leaders, even worse ones will follow. If you give a mouse a failed coup, pretty soon he’s going to take your…

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.