Haile Selassie I said,
What do these words signify?
What have they changed in the world?
Have men become better, more loyal, kinder?
Are the people happier?
All goes on as before, as always.
Interviewed by Oriana Fallaci
I would like to share something I have observed about Democracy and Republic. I live in Canada, we have a Conservative party, which is similar to the Republican party of the US. And we have a Liberal party, which is similar to the Democratic party.
To I this whole thing is a big illusion. It is the same group of people ruling all the time. All they do is split their group up into two parties that do the same thing, but have a different appearance. And even though they split it, both of these parties sit in the same government building, and have an influence on decisions. They only change it around so that one party has a more say than the other.
The Democrats and the Republicans do the same wickedness. The only difference is when the Democrats do it, they do it in a hidden way, and they present the appearance of a government that doesn't do such things. The Republicans do the same wickedness, but are bold and admit that they do it, they don't try to hide it as much. I am not saying that the Republicans don't hide things, but they are a little more bold, and are a little more straight up about what they do.
So the people vote for the Republicans, and then after a little time, they get tired of this bold, straight-forward type of government, and they want "change". So the ruling group presents them with a party that is not so bold, and is a little more polite, so they don't boast so much about their wickedness. Then after a little while, when the things they hide are revealed, and the people get tired of this government that is always hiding and sneaking around the issues, and so they again want "change".
So the people go back and forth between the two sections of the government, all the while thinking that they have made a choice.
But nothing changes.
Jah See and Know,
Haile Selassie I