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not for turning?

I am not going to turn!

Who said that?

Is it a democratic statement?

Have you searched?

Search, which governments/regimes do u-turns?

..or back down?

back-off?

Which regimes? Why not how and for what kind of stuff?

Hold on.. Is it fair to do in english?

Why not compare english results for, say, japanese and chinese u-turns?

How about south korean?

And say, brazilian and iranian?

Whats all that for?

Ever asked, or been asked: “X is in the opposition, how can they change anything?”

Well.. Can they?

How can an opposition – one that has no power, ie not somehow surreptitiously linked to power via military, media or financial means – can make a government do a u-turn?

Is that what’s called “winning an argument”?

How can they win an argument if they don’t have a media link which lets their argument being heard, or even discussed?

An interesting point.. However, would you say that a society where such arguments can be discussed – and affect, through that exchange, government policies – are in a democratic or a rather more authoritarian kind of evolutions?

Isn’t that a false dichotomy?

How come?

Isn’t the evolutionary question more to do with How to evolve political life of a given society?

Might be.. However, isn’t it also a valid question to point that there might be kind of political evolutions?

Is that to do with the idea that democracy is always Becoming?

Yes.. I think so.. However, authoritarian regimes are also becoming, no?

Isn’t a mark of an authoritarian regime – and conservativism – is precisely attempts to halt the process of becoming?

Yes, however – can they?

Like trying to avoid evolution?

Like trying to avoid time?

So.. Was it a dichotomy or pointing at various kinds of political evolutions?

Maybe a pointing at different kinds of evolutions – done badly?

Can I do a u-turn on that? 😉

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