Thursday, June 19, 2008

Some Positive Developments

Since it is an election year, you will hear many a politician tell us feeble minded simpletons that the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Thankfully the reality doesn’t quite match that assessment.

Support for terrorism and terrorist organizations is down in the Muslim world, and capitalism is broadly supported in Latin America, even in nations that have recently elected socialists according to the Pew Global Attitudes Project.

“The percentage of Muslims saying that suicide bombing is justified in the defense of Islam has declined dramatically over the past five years in five of eight countries where trends are available. In Lebanon, for example, just 34% of Muslims say suicide bombings in the defense of Islam are often or sometimes justified; in 2002, 74% expressed this view.

The regional analyses also shed light on other major issues. For instance, there is broad support for free-market economic policies across Latin America, despite the election in the past decade of leftist leaders such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. In Africa, poverty and widespread deprivation have not diminished optimism about the future."

4 comments:

NeoConstant said...

Good news is so hard to find. Of course, the post above made me crave chocolate chip cookies...mmmm...cookies....

Regards,

E.D.

hydralisk said...

Capitalism being supported in place of socialism may count as the world going to hell in a handbasket in the minds of many.

Regen said...

Change takes time. A series of small changes over time is the way for countries to adapt to new ideas.

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Anonymous said...

The DNC selects Obama to be the candidate and silences Hillary and Bill
using the race card……..take a look at this video….who is the real
racist.

http://obamacom.blogspot.com/2008/04/obama-quotes-two-worlds-of-obama_5320.html