Tuesday, April 25, 2006

the policy of democracy

Ever since the dawn of mankind on Earth, there has always been that urging urging lust for power. Power over other nations, power of land owned, and power over control.

That lust for power has gradually taken form in different ways to gain such an advantage over other nations. The latest of being - democracy.

Ask yourselves; who, in their right mind, would enable democracy in a land of uneducated people, whose sole purpose is to barely survive? Such as the many countries in the African continent. Or other nations in the Asian continent, of which, the middle east, is a part of.

Education in the the rules of life and how to live by it go hand in hand in applying democratic values. This is not to demean any society that sees this as an 'insult'.

One good example, is the Sultanate of Oman.

The tendancy was always to give the people what they wanted and needed in matters of supply and demand. And H.M, the Sultan of Oman, has always lent a open ear to listen to the troubles of his citizens in matters of most pressured services needed.

There came the establishment of Majlis A' Shura, that works for the people by appointing a representative on behalf of a Wilayah or region and to indulge into a constructive debate of whether the demands were met or not and why if in such a case they were not.

The ability to vote for a representative to be appointed in the Majlis is one of the key elements provided as to provide choice for the people to whom they think who is most suitable for the position.

In a country like Oman, you cannot forcefeed democracy into a nation that is barely ready for such a challenge. In all matters, the fruits of laboring democratic values into the Omani society is paying off in a well manner that rebounds off the Omani society in general as a good effect, economically, socially, and politically.

Democracy was never, nor will ever be, about enforcing its values upon an unable already challenged nation.

Never.

6 comments:

Sara said...

Well i cant really comment on Oman and democracy issue!!
But all i wanna say is this power thingy,lust of power!!i really dont like tht.i mean it makes pppl do worst things!!and tht really saddens me!!

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Sara:

I think it saddens everyone who is involved in a never-ending violent vicious cycle unless someone comes out and says that enough is enough.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

At the end of the day, mankind will be mankind, whatever form of government it works under. It can perhaps be said that although democracy isn't flawless, it is perhaps the form of "power" that can regulate "absolutism" the most.

Having said that, that doesn't really say much at the end of the day...and we still see democracies imposing ideas in the name of other "big words" such as secularization.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira:

Right on the spot, I have to say.

Howcome people don't realize the big picture?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

and how come you forgot our deal! shame shame shame.

Sleepless In Muscat said...

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira:

Who said I forgot?

I was very busy with my work that I don't have time at all for myself..

sorry