So, What Now For Democracy?

The Althing, in Iceland is the world’s oldest parliament, founded in

930AD. The British often refer to Westminster as being the

“Mother of Parliaments”. And here in the US, many pride

themselves on supposedly having the “oldest democracy in the

world.” Regardless of who holds that title, in light of recent events

in Washington D.C. and the culmination of Trump’s fascism, we need

to focus on the perilous state of democracy state-side.

Every President since the Second World War has made sure to

frequently mention the concept of democracy in any number of their

speeches, press conferences and so on. Its frequent referencing

acted as a polarizing concept in sharp contrast to Soviet communism

and then militant Islam. It was a handy stick to beat others with –