We heard last night that the glorious prime minister of Greece, Jefrey George Papandreou (gobshite) decided to let the people of Greece deciding about "something" by having them have their say on a referendum!! I'm 37 years old and in my lifetime as far as I remember that opportunity was never given to the Greek people for no issue whatsoever!! Only the dictators hosted referendums!!
A referendum except the vagueness, the confusion and division could bring to people does not constitute Democracy, far from that. Here in Ireland that we have plenty of them, the most recent a week ago (a double one) have not transform our society into a paradise of democracy! On the referendums ratifying the Nice and Lisbon treaties, we had to have them twice each, cause people reject the treaties on the first ask. In other words once people did not vote for the desirable outcome that the establishment wanted, we keep on having them to the point we got to vote their way. Glorious Republic and elected representation!!
On the new double one, 99.9% of the people did not have a breeze what all these bulls were all about!! Finally, I wrote it back in time and I'll keep on writing it, Democracy ain't parliaments, presidents and referendums, Democracy is the direct rule of the people over their lives. www.glykosymoritis.bloodspot.com