Sunday, March 23, 2008

They have every good reason to be afraid...

March 24/2008: Tiny Bhutan Will Vote Today to Trade Absolute Rule for Democracy (Agence France-Presse).
...[F]ather and son have traveled the country to explain to its 670,000 people why the nation should embrace democracy.

“The former king said, ‘Today you have a good king, but what if you have a bad king tomorrow?’ ” said Kinley Dorji, managing director of Kuensel, the national newspaper.
He's right, but the solution he's proposing comes with its own huge hazards.

Best wishes, though.


Anonymous said...

It's so much easier to depose a king than an institutionalized socialist orthodoxy complete with dependent client voters. They will rue the day.


Ron said...

OC: That's my thinking, too. I think their Gross National Happiness metric is gonna get screwed.