Finally I am starting to understand what my peers used to tell me when I was becoming a political aspirant just like any youth in mid twenties. That is the time when the ego just keep pushing you unguided.I remember one of my peer telling me this "All politicians lies all the time".
Watching the first political debate yesternight,having prepared a little book to take some notes I ended up changing the channel when none of the "politicians" debating could not "swear" by their religion and faiths that they will keep their promises. To me that was additional confirmation that expect nothing but nothing from politicians!
However,apart from their lies I was particulary disturbed with the fact that the Green Party through their leader Jim Harris was not among the debaters. If you read any of the written facts about Canada you will easily find out that Canada has four political parties. Why one of them is delibarately left out of the democratic process like debate leaves many questions to an immigrant like me.
I come from Africa where it is believed that democracy has not yet been well defined leave alone understood and practised. I have tried to search for the meaning of DEMOCRACY to see whether there is a difference between what African countries are supposed to follow and what western countries are supposed to.Through full lights I could not see the difference.What is democracy then?Who is behind the double standards of democracy?As someone who comes from all time blamed countries for failing to honor democratic principles,what should I learn?