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Monday, February 13, 2012

FLAWS IN DEMOCRACY

Here is a little girl earning her livelihood. She has no time to play or get an education.Her life has become miserable and monotonous at this young age. It is said democracy is OF THE PEOPLE,BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE. I find it difficult to agree to the third point because democracy is definitely not for the poor people.The the gap between the rich and poor is increasing year after year in democracies. No one is bothered.
Here is a political party vandalizing a freshly painted wall although there is a notice in malayalam language clearly prohibiting the sticking of posters. In democracy the political parties are unrestrained. They can get away with anything including murder.


There are similar warnings all over Kochi. Yet people smoke in public.The authorities are satisfied with put up notices without enforcing the law.Irresponsible people can be found smoking in public places without any worry
You can see there on the wall it is clearly written DO NOT SPIT HERE. Yet people who chew beetle nut,tobacco and other things spit on the wall. You can the see the red marks on the left side bottom of the wall. It is clear that democracy gives unlimited freedom without any responsibility. No one punishes these people who spit on the wall. (Will be continued)

17 comments:

  1. strong words, though i def agree joseph and while we live in a land of plenty, here in the US we are seeing this acted out more and more...

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  2. Here in the UK we often see scenes you have written about in your part of the world, It does put one's priorities in the right place.
    I am going away (Tues 14th) for a holiday to the US with my brother, so see you on my return. I do hope to gain the Internet whilst there to catch up on Blogland.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Very sad and depressing. Most children are very fortunate in this country and making them work is illegal. I have compassion for you and your people. I like the photo of the white birds by your blog title. Best wishes

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  4. I am sad to see the girl seling baloons for the enjoyment of other children. Yes I agree with you. We have too much of liberty and we are determined not to mend our ways. Sorry state.

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  5. Laws are made to be broken, its very frustrating. Only the rich are comfortable in our country

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  6. a very sensible and sensitive post....

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  7. This is called INDIA...We cannot obey the rules given by our own country men. But the same people will go to foreign and obeying the rules.....very sad.
    Nice Post Sir. Keep blogging.

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  8. Very sad state of affairs in India. This is happening largely because of chalte hai attitude,indiscipline,utter lack of compassion,poor value systems and lack of social responsibility.

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  9. The 99% here is America are trying to make a difference. I pray it works and in your country too. A friend recently wrote in answer to one of my blogs "One nation, under GREED." and it has certainly been so in the past.

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  10. Hi Joseph It is unfortunate we live in a world of inconsistantsees. We have in turn construct systems in order to govern people. History has shown us that there is no perfect system as there is no perfect people. I too fall short, but I continue to do my best.

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    1. Democracy is three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. LOL

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    2. Democracy is three wolves and one sheep praying for supper.

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  11. Current democracy is for rich by rich for rich
    nice pics

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  12. Dear Friend,
    This is God's Own Country!
    What more can you expect here?
    Change should be from the grassroots.
    Nice post...congrats...
    Sasneham,
    Anu

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  13. Hi Joseph, many thanks for stopping by Pen and Paper, I really appreciate you taking the time.

    A thought provoking post, it is indeed sad but true that the gulf between rich and poor constantly widens.

    nice to have met you, I've enjoyed my visit, best wishes PW

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