I used to think I knew what the term meant, to only find that I only knew the word because it's in every speech a politician makes; and that makes me wonder if they know what democracy is!.
Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives, and that's a dictionary meaning. We the ones who get to choose the person whose supposed to represent us. Democracy basically focuses on the majority (masses) and everyone is a participant in choosing a leader of the country. The majority( masses) is mostly the poor people, and they rely on the government for resources; so their the one's who actually have the power in determining the leader.
Sad thing is they're blinded by the promises that are being promised during the elections or even a few months before the elections start. Democracy also consist of the distribution and redistribution of resources, which are promises made to the majority. Promises made by power hungry politicians, they focus on their battle of becoming the best politician and forget about the hunger of the people. Distribution and redistribution is for narrowing the social gap in this beautiful country of ours, and to narrow it down resources must be distributed to the needy. It also gives the government the right to make and change rules to better the country. Funny the "new" government makes and changes rules to protect himself, its in the constitution that we have the right to freedom of speech; but soon that freedom will be limited. Yes we are free and sort of equal, all rules abide to all of us, well that's what we all think. The truth is we are not equal and we will never be, the rules don't abide to us all. They're some people who can get away with any crime they've done, why? Because they have money; they'll just bribe they're way off.
Those people are the ones who we look up to, they're the ones who supposed to lead by example, who came up with laws and policies. Many leaders have been chosen before us, and our turn came and we chose a leader that had a rape charge and came up with a new trend"rape and take a shower to prevent aids", we chose to be ignorant because we fell in love with his lies and promises. Yes we fell on the hard ground because he didn't have time to catch us, he was busy getting married, busy reshuffling the cabinet due to his personal feelings.
The majority is still waiting for the delivery truck to deliver the resource, and now that elections are near; they're getting a quarter of what they were promised 5 years ago. The same promises that were made are still going to be made, only this time it will be in different words to make them sound fresh and true. So tell me is this democracy? Are we being represented by the elected? Is the economical standard being narrowed? Are we heading to a better world that is being promised?, because to me it's not democracy it's plain democrazy and its filled with corruption, turning our country into a jungle.
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