Google defines democracy as “A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives”. My definition of democracy is “A system of government by representatives who are able to manipulate the majority of the population”. The system was introduced with good intentions in mind. However, it has failed the test of time.
There are questions that you must all answer before you move forward. What gives you rights? How are rights decided?
My take on rights is this. A large number of people come together, decide on the rules of their social interactions. Everyone in the group adheres to these rules out of their fear of facing everyone else’s wrath.
What the people did consciously or unconsciously was to put boxes in their own heads. Boxes filled with rights and wrongs. The purpose here was to facilitate a strong base of human populace united against an enemy(death by the various causes). This is how problems within a clan were minimized and all the energy was spent on the fight against the enemies. Institutions of power all served this purpose.
This has created two more problems. the first one is that people have a limiting bar over their heads(Which is kept by those in power). Second is that for democracy or any clan to stay united, there has to be internal fighting so that majority is satisfied every time there is an election and people don’t break over the bar. This is done by people in power to maintain their power and it becomes a cycle.
The right vs The left is a commonplace around all democracies however what are they trying to achieve. The people who vote don’t have any idea about management. We vote on the basis of their promises and their agenda. We don’t even know the long-term repercussions of these plans. We are just like spoilt children going behind candy. This form of government is just like coke, porn, Instagram or cigarettes. It preys on instant gratification.
Let’s assume you do elect the correct leader. We give the leaders 5 years time. What can be achieved in 5 years? Nothing much that is actually worthwhile. Can a person change the entire country without long-term plans? No. Planning is different from execution and it might need changes. If another leader comes the next time will he or she share the same vision? No.
For a minute, remove all your emotional attachments. Decide as a human, where do you want the human civilization to go to next?
It is time for everyone to answer this question. It is time for a decentralized system. Each institution however small must enable a voting system of all the skilled people fit for that institution. The rigorous check on nepotism is the only one that must exist.
No one can save us if we can’t save ourselves.