Jim Huang (tyhuang@OCF.Berkeley.EDU)
Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:54:28 -0800


On 18 Feb 2001, at 22:08, -Z- wrotf:

> As has been noted in previous posts, the Federation is not a
> democracy, although it has a democratic assembly of sorts. It's more
> of an oligarchy. In the entire Gundam saga, there has never been a
> single instance of an election or re-election campaign -- the Powers
> That Be simply are. While votes are taken by members of the assembly,
> there is no hint of any constituency beyond their immediate backers
> and stakeholders, which don't appear to include the people at large.

Nadia Rohna's elder brother did run to represent the whole side 2
and won. Of course, he won because it's his "family business."
And even for elite like him, radical idea can result in death.
 

Jim Huang

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