Comment: Democracy is an alien

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Democracy is an alien

Democracy is an alien institution to these people. It is a means to an end. It is just a formality imposed from the outside, without any internal base of support. It is a source of instability or disequilibrium, the solution to which is its elimination. One side wants to use the democratic forms as the first step toward its elimination. The other side wants to use its existing power (military) to end the sham immediately.

Neither side view it as a permanent state of things or as something good in itself. It is viewed as, and used as, the first means toward the creation of non Democratic permanent forms of power. Whether it is the Muslim parties or the military, neither see democratic forms or principles as an end or value in themselves.