Note how, in the MSM, Obrador is always “leftist”–which is exactly how
the US press cast Mohammad Mossadegh (Iran), then Jacobo Arbenz (Guatemala), et al., back in the good old days of the Cold War at its hottest. Let’s think a little bit about the consequences of such interference with democracy, and ask ourselves the Reagan Question: Are we better off now than we were in (say) 1953?

Of course, that question is preposterous. (Right?) So let’s forget the Cold War
for a moment, and move on to these fresher questions: If electoral democracy
is “leftist,” what is the alternative? And what should that “alternative” be called?


Election protesters rally in Mexico City (pics)

Thousands of supporters of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador protested outside Mexico’s top electoral court on Monday night, demanding a vote-by-vote recount of the July 2 presidential election.


Carrying banners with slogans, such as “Vote by vote, poll by poll!” about five thousand protesters blocked traffic on a boulevard outside the court.

“This is just the start of much stronger actions,” said Jose Antonio Valles, a 52-year-old engineer at the protest.

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