What Democracy?

Sue Hirsch
4 min readSep 5, 2021

I’m not the only one that’s been saying it.


Why Democracy Is on the Decline in the United States

American Democracy Isn’t Dead Yet, but It’s Getting There

Even BBC News is saying it, and they have no stake in reporting for American ratings, so they can report the FACTS.

I see friends and loved ones, all around me, finally coming to this same conclusion, when I’ve been trying for the past 6 years to open their eyes. They’re still hanging onto the hope that the US political system and the US itself can still be “fixed”.

Up until six years ago, I held onto that hope too.

My hope for this country died with the “election” of our 45th “president”. The truth is that the “election” was tampered with by American agents as well as Russian ones. tRump used Putin and Putin used him right back.

If this so called “democracy” was not a “failed experiment” tRump would have been impeached and indicted after his FIRST campaign rally, for inciting violence. Instead, he was allowed to continue to do so at every proceeding rally.

In fact, if democracy had been working, the voters would have grown up understanding that the presidential election isn’t a popularity contest, like the election of your high school prom king and queen.

If they had understood that, they might have put a little more thought into who had experience in the political arena, who had been honest with the IRS, and paid all their employees and contractors or at the very least who was finishing their thoughts in a civil and comprehensible manner.

If democracy had been working, then Hillary and Biden wouldn’t have had to deal with tRump’s interruptions during debates when it was their turn to speak. The facilitators would have squelched tRump’s interruptions and sent him off stage or penalized him the moments of speaking time that he was stealing from his opponents and given those

Sue Hirsch