We were lied to our entire lives. Democracy isn't about voting for what you believe, or what serves our best interest. Nosireebob!'
No, according to Chick Schumer, senator from New York, democracy is about voting the way other people want you to vote, even if you have to strangle them economically. You know, like the Gaza blockade.
No longer are people allowed to base their voting habits on the truth as they perceive it, they are being manipulated into voting in someone else's interest. This works well on Republicans, who have Fox News/Rush Limbaugh/the NRA/the AFA to scare people into believing those opposed to their agenda are terrorists.
But Schumer is worse than that. He believes that Palestinians deserve it because "they don't believe in the Torah". Hey, I don't believe in the Torah, does that make it okay for someone to economically strangle me until I do? All this proves is that Israel is not a democracy, but an apartheid theocracy, albeit a racist one, where those people not of the state religion are not entitled to the same rights as those of the correct religion.
So if Chuck Schumer believes in manipulating democracy, maybe he doesn't belong in our congress. Using fear to get people to vote against their own interest doesn't make for a better democracy. It makes for a frightened paranoid populace, armed with guns and just enough misinformation to make them dangerous.