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GegenStandpunkt: The accomplishments of democratic elections -- as performed by Barack Obama

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Mar 26 2009 03:36
GegenStandpunkt: The accomplishments of democratic elections -- as performed by Barack Obama

How the Discontent of the Citizens is Made Productive for the Progress of State Power

[Translated from GegenStandpunkt 1-09 March 2009]

How Barack Hussein Obama mastered the way to 44th President of the United States has led to an orgy of admiration for this man. And not only from the American electorate and its opinion leaders, but also other world citizens who could not vote for him. In addition, the election campaign and accession to power of the first black leader of the world's most powerful state are considered an exemplary testament to the beauty and effectiveness of democracy. Not quite unjustly. Because from the standpoint of effective state power, this form of government has in fact some advantages to offer.