Friday, July 30, 2004

The Downside to Democracy

One of the disadvantages of being a democratic society is that whatever the decisions taken by their elected leader, the responsibility befalls on all the members of society. Regardless if the consequences of those decisions turn out to be good or bad. Don't get me wrong, I love democracy as much as the next guy. But the real dilemma arises when homicidal rebel groups from countries like Saudi Arabia, target civilian populations of democratic nations like of the US for supporting oppressive regimes in their land.

If any wrong action taken by the US government results in a loss to the Saudi population, be it economic, political or social, then the rebels in Saudi Arabia are well within their rights to target civilians in the US. Since, the the US government was elected and represented by the people of the US therefore, every American should equally share the consequences of their government's actions. Moreover, the American people pay taxes to the state which, raises their degree of responsibility.

However, on the other hand its not the same as in the case of Saudi Arabia. In an undemocratic country like Saudi Arabia, where the government is not elected by the people. The state and the civilian population to a very significant extent of "responsibility sharing" are independent, even on those very rare occasions when the government does listen to the people. If the Saudi government did something wrong that resulted in a loss to the US or its people then only the Saudi government is responsible to compensate for America's loss and no blame or burden should be put on the Saudi civilian population. And if a group of Saudi civilians did the same then only it should compensate for the loss and no burden or blame should be put on the state. Moreover, the Saudi civilian population don't pay any form of tax to the state which, in turn does not have any degree of responsibility on them.

Being a democratic nation is very advantages within its own political borders and among other democratic nations. But, as a democratic nation with respect to an undemocratic nation, its a major disadvantage because their is no one who can be legitimately held accountable.

White-Man's View On Humanity

If it ain't white, blonde, blue-eyed...Then it ain't human!

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Saturday, July 24, 2004

Movie Review : I, Robot

Production Shot from "I, Robot"

Rating : 3.5/5.0

I, Robot is based on a short SciFi story by Isaac Asimov. The year is 2035, where robots help people in their daily lives. Will Smith plays a police detective who is trying to solve a suicide of the genius who created the sophisticated robots. Smith's character suspects that the robot creator was murdered by one of his own robots. The robots are CGI and their physics is very much realistic. The action in this movie is heart-pounding.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Song: The Reason

By Knightmare

I'm not an ideal servant
I never meant to do those things you forbade
So I continue to repent
There's many things I pray you forgive
Because I beg for your grace
Before I leave this place

O your the reason for me
To change who I use to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you

I'm sorry that I ignored you
It's the mistake I live with everyday
And all the sins I have come through
I plead you wipe them all away
And be the one who watches over me
That's why I need you to see

O your the reason for me
To change who I use to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is you

I took your blessings for granted
Though I never denied your oneness
Even when the whispers tempted
I turned away from the darkness
Because your the only one I fear
That's why I want you to hear

O your the reason to show
A side of me you know
A reason for all that I should do
And the reason is you

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Movie Review : Donnie Darko

Production Shot from "Donnie Darko"

Rating : 0.5/5.0

I can't believe they are going to release "Donnie Darko" again. It didn't make any sense the first time, why release it again? It cost around $4 million to make and earned $500,000. I saw it and wept like a little girl after watching it because I'm never getting back that time lost. I'm no pothead, but I think I would have liked the movie if I had watched it high. The recycled release includes 20 minutes of extra footage and enhanced special effects. All the CGI cannot make this poor excuse for art likeable again! Who knows, maybe they'll hand out a free joint on each purchase of the ticket for this movie. I saw the reviews on Yahoo Movies, the critics desecrated it and some pothead Yahoo users gave rave reviews to this movie.