Sunday, 4 March 2012

Does India has Democracy or Mobocracy?

If representatives in a democracy are not responsible, they weaken it instead of becoming its defenders. Therefore, Mahatma Gandhi called upon the people to reduce possibility of abuse in democracy to the minimum from time-to-time. In his time he emphasized upon making democratic system of governance firm, healthy, disciplined and responsible. Mahatma Gandhi’s call to save democracy from becoming a mobocracy and to make it people-friendly and finally transforming it into aSwarajya was, and is, worth giving a thought.                     
Despite the large number of people coming together mobocracy can never be the reflection of a democracy. Due to lack of discipline and control over the crowd a mobocracy cannot transmit the will of the people. Hence, a mobocracy sometimes becomes more dangerous than a dictatorship.So unless a responsible good people get in and act else it will provide a chance for crooked thugs,mobs to get in and ruin this nation which is happening now. 
How can a democracy be devoid of mobocracy? How can it be transformed into a real people's rule? How can it become a Swarajya? This can be done through the process of constant reforms in democracy and not in avoidance of it and that too in accordance with demand of time and prevailing circumstances and one such vibrant epitome is Freedom team of India which is on the right path and pls do visit and join at
 We are all living in a system which has inherent flaws in political system.Changing the ruling party is like changing the driver of a defective car. It doesn't matter how many times you try, you are not going to get any different result and this is absolute insanity.To see any real change you need a near overhaul of our constitutional structure and for sure definitively good people with will should be allowed to contest elections. This might make some evil groups unhappy in the short term but will serve the good of all in the long term just like a bitter medicine. But unless the common man understands that the problem is not the people ruling him but the framework in which he is being ruled, we cannot expect any ideological movement in India to succeed in the political sphere.

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  1. "A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority.   There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men." Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). DEMOCRACY:
    A government of the masses.
    Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of "direct" expression.
    Results in mobocracy.
    Attitude toward property is communistic--negating property rights.
    Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether is be based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.
    Results in demogogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.
    Authority is derived through the election by the people of public officials best fitted to represent them.
    Attitude toward law is the administration of justice in accord with fixed principles and established evidence, with a strict regard to consequences.
    A greater number of citizens and extent of territory may be brought within its compass.
    Avoids the dangerous extreme of either tyranny or mobocracy.
    Results in statesmanship, liberty, reason, justice, contentment, and progress.
    Is the "standard form" of government throughout the world.
    The manuals containing these definitions were ordered destroyed without explanation about the same time that President Franklin D. Roosevelt made private ownership of our lawful money (US Minted Gold Coins) illegal.   Shortly after the people turned in their $20 gold coins, the price was increased from $20 per ounce to $35 per ounce.   Almost overnight F.D.R., the most popular president this century (elected 4 times) looted almost half of this nation's wealth, while convincing the people that it was for their own good.   Many of F.D.R.'s policies were suggested by his right hand man, Harry Hopkins, who said,
    "Tax and Tax, Spend and Spend, Elect and Elect, because the people are too damn dumb to know the difference".