October 13, 2012
Democracy is not only about the existence of different thinking and beliefs and sharing values but also the necessity of virtues like tolerance, respect and understanding between citizens in a given society. Democracy is defined in the Wikipedia as a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy allows people to participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.
When one talks of equal say of citizens in the decisions that affect their lives, here needs the requirement of strong and unshakable forms of institution that believe in law and order than corruption ,misuses of power and the like. Here we need people who are like in the motive of service and devotion than any other thing, which is not possible to find here on the earth, but there are many trials on this regard in every community and society, since they are all in the infant stage of growth, Although it is necessary to appreciate such efforts, it is not possible to be keep quiet and silent when one sees oppression and misuse of power for wrong purpose.
The struggle people do in many aspects should be considered as part of such democratic process than they be treated as enemies and destructive forces. Democracy can not be established with legitimate and elected states and institutions, but rather those forces of oppositions do help such institutions to be strong since strength and power cannot be established when there are o negative forces. Although it is not possible to accommodate such forces within a system, they are powerful instruments to establish law and order and they help the so called democratic institutions to be strong, healthy and fruitful when they go with the rules and regulations and policies they establish.
However, when they use wrong means and methods to destroy such forces they become inconsistent with the principles and laws they establish the democracy thing they claim, and failure start to germinate in their kingdom. In this case, such systems are borne and dead at the same date, but their physical and material translation to this objective world can be at later time. This is their evolutionary process in which their growth and death rate are going upward in same cases, but as result of the forces, systematic approaches and strategies they employ, one of the two apply to their life cycles. Most systems in Africa are dead after decades of existence they are live in that state of beings.
It is not what they say that matter, but what they think and practical do in order to maintain their given system. At last, the truth is always out as clear day sun, when the right time comes, and thus we see them perishing. The foundation and corner stone of ay given system in terms of social system should be strong such strength can only be formed under strong and reliable virtues and these are justice, truth, integrity, freedom and the like. The funny thing in here is that one given system does not learn from the former ones, and we see them they do same mistakes time and again, as their fate is so crystal clear and here is no need to create formula or recipe since one can see their fate in the former systems that came before. They are not even different.
WE live in a time when things are very different in today. There are two basic factors. The fist ones is the system that is established within the society which is composed of various forms and structures of ethnic and other groups in terms of having respect rights, freedom and the like. The other is the outward factor, which links a given institution with the other parts of the world, external affairs. Both should be established in their own magnitude in which when foreign relations are established with stronger magnitude and stronger relationship than the inside ones, the within factors, here a given society lives in state of danger in which the enemies or the so called oppositions are not those who are within society who are against the system, but rather the system has to re-investigate and reconsider its own relations with the outsiders that can destroy the claim it does as result of its relation and the interest of foreign powers as well.
In this case, enemies can be friends and those who are assumed as friends could be enemies too. Motive is an interesting nature and feature of human and social reality. A given person can be bad in his action, but the motive could be good and the vice versa too. In this case, it is not letters, words, numbers, formulas, and experts view and explanations that is important, but the feeling, sense perception, which is different reality and truthful aspect of human and social reality. It is a real fact that there are many experts explanation in many aspects, which are nicely articulated in many aspects, they are well versed, but the motive could be bad and ugly. Here one uses he sense perception in which is the motive that is very important than their explanations and theory, which is useless and nonsense.
Life in this world is not about only principles, and doctrines, it is about motives. When democracy is maintained in any given society with having a priority the motive than the governing rules and principles of democracy can be nicer and better. In any given society, when the question of bread is priority, it is not possible to make the people forget the question of bread with the fake democracy they are delivered. Such system would die as result of without establishing democracy and not answering the question of bread within society since the motive and the drama behind very different, not sincere, truthful, and the like. We see such systems perish as result of weak foundations they have, wince hey believe in muscle than thinking, virtue and the like.
There are two types of democratic settings which the existing worldly institutions have. The first ones are those institutions who claim that they are democratic, but within a limit in which they give freedom as far one is obedient to the constitution or head of the states they have. They say, one can say and talk about everything as far as one does not touch our throne. The second ones are those who think that they re democratic since they respect the inherent and intrinsic human values such as right, freedom and the like and one is free as far as one is abiding by the rule of the law.
Although it is very hard to give freedom without limit since such aspects have its own danger, it is possible to give respect and offer the right freedom citizens demand as result of their intellectual and emotional ones they come about. A person who thinks that a given society is free as far as given society needs and wants are satisfied where as the rest are deprived ad rejected since they do not belong to that certain group that is leading. On the way, democracy is not something that can be offered as birth day cake gift in which is something that people need occasionally, or the like, rather it is fundamental need and requirement of ever society in every second at this stage of human history in existence. But the question is, How?
WE live in a world where power and systems are governed and operated by the fear and consequences of fear. Fear is a motivating factor for the leaders to create their own system within society. Thus, whatever claim any given society or leadership has, as far as fear is manipulated and employed as means of promulgating their own selfish interest as result of past gestures and actions and reactions they have employed in a system or society. It is not possible to claim that there is democratic environment. Wherever one lives, whoever the people are, and whichever the place is, people are engaged in such cause of democracy, but they in most cases live, with fears of, what if they take my home, my wife, piece of bread one have, if I say this or that, do this or that.
In this case the mass lives in mass trauma and psycho pains since past tells something, which is, if you do this, leaders will do that. That is what this world is saying in which whatever profound words and ideas are articulated in mansions and palaces, the world has in its majority as population, the poor in which such profound tongues and articulated speeches do not deliver joy and happiness to such multitudes in which the drama and the theater is going as was in the past, but the claim which few do, we have two or one digit growth in economy is the major actor of this drama. Any given political system cannot only be measured by the digits of economic growth, but also with the decrease in population of the jobless, homeless, the poor, the needy in its own domain. As otherwise, the claim they do is like the movie one watches in the holy or boly-wood and rather can exist as story on one of the novel books as Nobel Prize winner.
Democracy is about equal right to all as the word and idea claims, but the reality is different. We live in world where our ideas are the ones that judge us, if the idea is liked, one have better right, if not, the same is true. While living in this biased world the concept of equality is still unresolved there is no human race which is free from bias and prejudice. Who is going to judge who, what is the basis, why, what are the touchstones and the like. Whatever organizations do still to date like the UN and the like, they are not free from biases, mistakes, and one does not the motive behind their formulation and recipe. When the UN head quarter is Nepal, or Burma, one could think that there is less drama that is going behind than when one put the head quarter at New York, and put the quotation from the New Testament, by claiming the let the armament get to change to agriculture in world where the nuclear and sophisticated armament needs are becoming the present need of the world.
Although we do not know the future, it is not possible to go to the farm field at this point, but rather to be a military or marine become a nice job. Until when, and with what motive, nations and people go by such needs while democracy is the key world that is put on the head of everyone, where as the desire to lead other by force is a requirement of the age? Although, the trend in this world in bringing democratic world and running democracy is by the fear of armaments, which is the reality, there must be a ground and thinking that should allow citizens to think that democracy is possible with out fear and fear of the punishment leaders do on citizens before the golden age is come. Although the irony here is crystal clear, one should not always wait for miracles to the coming of golden age in which lion and sheep can sleep together unless the sheep is stupid which allow the lion to come next to it, which cannot happen since the reality is the reveres. It is not possible to be unrealistic while trying to live in realistic world too.
It is also quite interesting to make a note here that most nations claim that they have agriculture led economy in which the democracy they claim is a reflection and a facilitator of such economy. While observing them in practical reality, they have broker led economy in which neither the farmer nor the consumer is beneficiary, while the so call the parasites—the brokers—are the ones who are dependent upon both consumer and the producer, who become rich by confusing and contradicting both. Economy is reflection of political system. Every social setting reflects the political structure in certain context and aspects.
Education is reflection of politics too. If any given nation structures its educational curriculum in way citizens can be submissive to its system with out good rationale, here it is not only the citizens who are in danger, the system itself since future is unpredictable, since it is promoting generation suicide in its education policy that could give birth to citizens who can ruin such system since they are not trained and shaped in responsible manner and thinking way; since they are shaped lie to go only one direction, which is the existing and the current system, telling the they are he life; they are the path to life, which is also failed and wrong strategy as one observed in history.
Democracy is about equal say and equal right in world where equality in many aspects is becoming a chimera. This is to mean that one is talking about the impossible thing in world where this word can only be found in the dictionary or as a word in the conversation. While living in this theatrical world, it is possible to claim that most are using such concepts like democracy and liberalism and the like, in which such views are not only inspirations, but result of ambition of such few people. In world where ambitious people are on top, the rest lives with the nightmare and confusions of such people, to create a democratic world would be contextual. However, the choice is entirely left to the mass, who choose to watch such huge drama behind, and prefer to be passive and silent.