US election angst
Isn't it tragic how we are staring at our TVs, watching the US election race with such enthusiasm.
This is an election in a country thousands of miles away, in which we have no control. But which will have a direct impact on all our lives.
Do Americans watch the outcome of the Swedish vote with such interest? Do the French care so much about the Italian elections? No, because by-and-large, whatever voters choose in those countries, only affects those countries.
The US election is the only international election, because the US is the only superpower. And we have no say over what happens in it - although it is Arabs who will live and die by the result of the vote.
Maybe the democracy parrots should think about that, the next time they trot out their worn out slogans.