The Crisis of Public Confidence In National Governments Is Leading To Global Political Chaos

Friday, March 2, 2012
By Paul Martin

MARCH 2, 2012

The crisis of public trust and confidence in national governments is shaking the foundations of illegitimate power and authority in the West and in the East.

Over the weekend, elections will be held in Iran and Russia that will either cement the authority of the current regimes or expose further cracks in their infrastructure. The symbolic value of these elections are recognized by the leaders of both states, their domestic political opposition, and foreign intruders.

If any kind of shenanigans occur in Moscow and Tehran, the jackals of the West and Israel will pounce on the anti-West regimes with desperation and try to grab a leg in the hopes that they might devour the body later on with the claws of war.

In Iran, millions are planning to boycott the parliamentary elections on Saturday, March 2nd, in order to send an overwhelming message that the country has no confidence in the clerical leadership. They hope to shatter the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic of Iran with the power of the non-vote. But it looks like a sizable majority will once again trump the anti-regime voices in the urban areas, and instill new democratic faith in the government.

It is likely that we won’t see a repeat of the mayhem that happened in the aftermath of the presidential election in June 2009, partly because, as journalist Pepe Escobar points out in his article “What’s at stake in Iran’s elections,” the regime has systematically locked up young organizers and influential voices.

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