This blog is read by thousands of readers across the globe and they make their own comments on the relative topic in their own way agreeing or disagreeing with the author and such an exercise is interesting as it brings plus and minus together. At times I feel that the style and material provided by the different authors warrant a bigger publicity to the benefit and interest of the overall readership, hence reproduction of certain selected few. This time it is James Allen ‘Hirundine’ who as usual made a comment on my blog post ‘Monarchy Vs democracy’ dated 19th June’16 quite in brief and highly meaningful. I wish the readers go through it with interest. It is reproduced below:
Democracy little more than mob rule where 51% of the people take away the rights of the other 49%. T. Jeffereson.
Democracy can and is, manipulated. Monarchy is absurd. That people are born into wealth and land ownership, should not have the automatic right to govern others. Land ownership is also absurd. We are born into this world with fists tightly clenched and we exit with them wide-open.
Democracy is a method of counting votes, for a candidate. It does not guarantee freedom nor idividuality.
Swami Daya Nand wrote in his Satyarthprakash that monarchy is at no cost to be tolerated even if democrat rulers ill treat their people. Country is ours and so has to be the governance. Sounds nice but the requisites on this count differ a lot. Our experience of breathing in an independent India for the last 7 decades shows that there is hardly any difference on the part of governance by kings and monarchs and the one by democratically elected people as Members of Parliament. Thousands and thousands of people in the country laid down their life to secure freedom of India and today people even don’t remember them. This doesn’t at all mean that there is any justification in any rule from outside but one thing is very clear that those in saddle currently holding reins in the country should behave themselves. Freedom is dear to us even if it costs our lives but what stops the present government led by Narendra Modi to adequately take care of plights of the masses on several counts. Every time a development is proposed every time there is a new tax levied. If you see the list of ‘cess’ it is increasing every day and the another new on agriculture is in the offing. If all talks on developments are based entirely at the cost of the people, what a hell they are doing from the recurring income the government. The elected representatives being Members of Parliament are greedily in a hurry to get their salary and allowance to a sky high level as if salary increase of 1 lakh+ besides dozens of extra allowances granted to them a few years back was not enough. Freedom at no cost is to be compromised but if democracy is defined as of the people and by the people their grievances are to be redressed on a peremptory footing lest it becomes terribly difficult to stop the murmurs that administration wise the present government is no better than the erstwhile rajas and maharajas taxing people every now and then as the history says.
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