What is one way America is actually better than other countries?

America does not allow human rights, democracy and Justice to be intentionally subverted by authoritarianism.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-one-way-America-is-actually-better-than-other-countries/answer/Desmond-Last

America does not allow human rights, democracy and Justice to be intentionally subverted by authoritarianism. The protests in Hong Kong which are occurring as I write this are a classic example of the result of a system and ideology which will only continue to subdue the rights of the individual to the power of the State.

America is not perfect and is honest enough to understand that democracy is a dynamic which must be steered by the people and not the State.

China, Russia and other authoritarian states believe the People must have limits in their ability to participate in the dynamic of the State therefore they have static and/or regressive democracies.

However, dynamic democracies have to ensure that the State apparatus is inclusive and not exclusive. There is a direction within a dynamic democracy that pursues an exclusion as Governments struggle to understand that it must ensure it allows the underlying cohesive structure of the Nation State to maintain democracy.

The ‘Nation State’ upholds democracy as it gives the citizens the ability to identify with a proven set of values – to ignore those values leads to extremism as citizens resort to violence in order to maintain them.

China is the polar of the Nation State as it imposes not the collective history of China and its lessons but a Centralist idealism which seeks to suppress the dynamic of the present formed by the past. Russia too ignores the ‘fight for freedom’ and is becoming more like China in its inability to understand the progress of the individual in our World.

Authoritarian States do not see the individual as a dynamic who is becoming more educated and more aware of the World we live in with developing expectations for themselves and others. They perceive them to be static binaries to be counted and accounted for in an automated system of Centralism.

There is a systemic failure in democracy that it is possible to ‘hijack’ its administration and use it for a purpose alien to democracy – President Trump has been subjected to such attempts but appears to be able to identify and remove them. That is not possible in China or Russia unless of course the Heads of State are not aware of any such ‘hijack attempts’.

America wakes up and states ‘How can we each of us as individuals improve our lives?

China wakes and states ‘We will tell you how to improve your lives’

Both systems have system failures.

I can go to Los Angeles and speak to the homeless on the streets of ‘America should be ashamed of themselves’ and show them how to improve their lives. As homeless crisis worsens in L.A, the county leans on city officials to act

I can go to China and be impressed by China’s structural physical achievements but I am dismayed by China’s growing subversion of the right of the people to speak out. ‘One million’ march in Hong Kong to protest against China extradition law.

I prefer America.

Why has Facebook restricted the ‘Voice of the People’.

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I write to improve the lives of 7 billion People.

My posts on Facebook are not Spam. They are sent to Groups of which I am a member.

I do not use profanity and my Posts are factual, insightful and well-received.

What is Facebook if it cannot be trusted to be impartial?

These are my views on the violence used by the Spanish Government on the Catalan referendum voters.

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This is taken from my answer to a Question on Quora regarding Catalonia.

The disgusting violent and illegal actions of both the Spanish Police and Government are a reaction to People’s democracy that the People of the European Union should be very concerned about.

The cowardly and self-interested reactions of the E.U and its member state Governments is a display of such unbelievable arrogance and deliberate ignorance of human rights that it should act as a warning to all people of the E.U.

We have just witnessed the true face of the E.U. Governments and Presidents. When faced with a decison that requires the E.U to uphold the rights of the People or force the self-interest of the E.U Super State onto E.U Citizens the E.U will subjugate the people rights.

Democracy is the will of the People for the people and by the People. It is not for a European Super State and the Spanish Government to ignore and act illegally against.

The European Convention of Human Rights is clear explicit and a legal requirement of both the E.U and its Member States to enforce.

“Article 10 states Freedom of expression. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”

http://www.echr.coe.int/Document…

As one whose freedom of expression has been suppressed by both the U.K and Australian Government and the E.U who I will be taking to Court, it is a freedom I am very careful to protect.

Both the E.U and the Spanish Government must be taken to Court for what is a clear breach of Human Rights Laws. Any Police who used violence in what was a Peaceful assembly must face criminal charges. The People of Spain should seek the immediate resignation of the Spanish Prime Minister.

We must support the People of Catalonia. If we continue to allow our arrogant and dictatorial Governments to suppress our right to decide the democracy of our own lives then what little human rights we have left will be taken away.

What is a happy day for you?

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My answer to this Question on Quora

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A Happy Day for me is a Day that a Government somewhere in the World is made to listen to the People. We have the most arrogant, corrupt, ineffective and intellectually challenged Governments in the history of the World.

They are so arrogant they believe they can ignore the voice and will of the People.

They are corrupt in allowing third party Government so that they do not have to take responsibility for anything.

They are so ineffective that they did nothing as 300,000 Syrians were brutally killed.

They are so intellectually challenged they gave us Climate Change and do not know how to remedy the damage they have caused.

The Governments of the U.N Security Council have done nothing for the dispossessed in Burma.

The Governments of the E.U have done nothing to stop the Spanish Government blocking freedom of expression in Catalonia.

I am happy whenever Governments have to listen to the People and act on their will – which is not very often.

The sight of Theresa May, who is the most arrogant Prime Minister the U.K has ever had, backing down almost daily makes my day. So too do the People of Catalonia standing up to a Spanish Government who has illegally tried to suppress their rights.