Some are still fighting their civil war. Others are furious about the election of a black man to the presidency- twice.
Nothing honourable about this election but perhaps there never was.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 18 March 2016 at 09:31
On November 11th 1947 , in the House of Commons , Winston Churchill said :
"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the rest" ....or words to that effect...
He attributed the remark to a predecessor.
I doubt anyone left a greater mark on history than Churchill. He was admired and hated ,often for the same reasons.
He led a coalition government during the Second World War and received full credit on our side of the pond for the victory.
He took no satisfaction in the agreements between Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin.
He was right. The ten years after the war saw crisis follow crisis and a continuous threat of new hostilities ending in a max exodus of people exhausted by the threat of annihilation.
The election that followed the war saw the Conservatives defeated by the Labour Party.
The army vote clinched it . The defeat had nothing to do with Churchill's personal standing.
Men left home to fight during the Great Depression. Poverty was endemic. They endured and survived the horrors of war for five years, they were not going back to the poverty and hardship they left behind.
An economist named Clement Atlee led the new government.
In a book named "Churchill by Himself" he wrote;
"Many forms of government have been tried in this world of sin and woe. No-one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed ,it has been said , it's the worst government except for all
the others which have been tried from time to time"
He himself was wise beyond most as was his delight in language.
He wasn't a perfect human being.
He didn't need to be, to enjoy life and being who he was.
Another of his quotes:
"The Americans always do the right thing after they've tried all the rest"