The Resistance News
February 5, 2017
The highly followed and respected, UK’s Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) issued its global ranking of Democracy for the year 2016 and for America, the ranking is now “Flawed Democracy” meaning not a full democracy.
But the fact is for quite a long time now, political analysts have been pointing out that GOP’s activity, such as gerrymandering, voter suppression, obstructionism, usage of fake news, ultra-partisanism, and other, will eventually hurt the vibrancy of America’s democracy. Then for years now, such SCOTUS rulings that turned corporations into people, helping to spread corruption and lobbying in high politics.
Overall, GOP instigated policies, over the past few years, that would make them the “Winner” at any cost, even to the level of hurting America’s interest.
Worse, that “GOP We Must Win at All Cost” mainly is the reaction to America having the first Black/African President, meaning the reaction is based on “Racism.”
Then again, as the long road for 2016 presidential election started, the GOP’s “We Must Win at All Cost”reaction is because Hillary is a women, meaning the reaction is a “Misogynist” reaction.
The year, 2016 also saw the FBI gone political and went after Hillary by hitting her a week before election, with a scandalous news, which later proved to be nothing. the year 2016 is also the year, Russia’s leader Putin, hit America with wikileaks to influence the outcome of the American election to hurt Hillary and help Trump.
EIU report the following:
AMERICA, which has long defined itself as a standard-bearer of democracy for the world, has become a “flawed democracy” according to the taxonomy used in the annual Democracy Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit, our sister company. Although its score did not fall by much—from 8.05 in 2015 to 7.98 in 2016—it was enough for it to slip just below the 8.00 threshold for a “full democracy”. It joins France, Greece and Japan in the second-highest tier of the index. The downgrade was not a consequence of Donald Trump, states the report. Rather, it was caused by the same factors that led Mr Trump to the White House: a continued erosion of trust in government and elected officials, which the index measures using data from global surveys. In total, it incorporates 60 indicators across five broad categories: electoral process and pluralism, functioning of government, political participation, democratic political culture and civil liberties.
A similar pattern of declining popular confidence in political elites and institutions has also been evident in Europe. Such disaffection helped cause the scores of more than 70 countries to decline compared with 2015. Although Britain is one of the leading exemplars of this trend, it was one of only 38 countries to record an improved score, thanks to the robust turnout of 72.2% in the June 2016 Brexit referendum. Despite all the movement in the middle, however, the extremes of the ranking are still in place. Norway keeps its spot at the top with a near-perfect 9.93 out of 10, while North Korea remains rooted to the bottom of the table.