Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Whither Democracy?

I think, democracy as we follow, leaves a lot to be desired, is a well known fact. There is no one who hasn’t felt the incongruities of ‘party democracy’, I suppose, since, improvements are being contemplated for the existing political system of governance in all democratic countries. Otherwise, what is the need to devote a lion’s share of governmental efforts, not towards the activities of governance, but in bettering governance?
While searching for an answer to this, I found party or party politics, have destroyed the fundamental character of democracy, one that makes it self governance. By unceremoniously negating the primary condition which would have ensured rational decision making at all levels, that all who participate will do so, expressing their free will with no fear or favour, the party system has converted democracy to a maker of ‘qualified’ decisions. Not only that, it has reduced the function of opposition to one of always opposing the ruling side, a rather meaningless task. As a result of this, in cases where such decisions do not produce the desired effect or lead to a failure, rather than re-examining the decisions, the ruling side can always find an easy excuse, the ‘opposition’.
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