October 24, 2007


From Metronews.ca: Why Democracy?

When I was in Toronto a few weeks ago, I was waiting to meet someone downtown and was browsing through a copy of Metro I'd picked up on the TTC. They had an interview with Boutros Boutros-Ghali, which seemed like a pretty big scoop for Metro. Too bad it was freakin' awful.

They only got five questions (I guess Boutros is still pretty busy these days), and these were they:
1. Can terrorism destroy democracy?
Okay, a little buzzwordy, but could provide some interesting insight.
2. Is God democratic?
Hmmm... Getting kind of weird... What's your follow up?
3. Are women more democratic than men?
WHOA! Who's conducting this interview, anyway? Ali G?
4. Can democracy solve climate change?
Phew, okay, seems like we're getting back on track a bit, now...
5. Who would you vote for as President of the World?
Andrew has encountered a fatal error and been forced to close.

I think it is a testament to the fact that Boutros is such a fantastic diplomat that he managed to answer all these asinine questions without once sodomising the interviewer with a dunce hat. I mean, "President of the World"? Why not ask him who should be King of the Galaxy?

In summary: Boutros Boutros-Ghali = good, Metro = bad, God = democratic. Apparently.

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