Ideas and interests clash regularly in the political society. There is a need for a system of politics that creates the desired consonance. In an interesting article published in The Citizen, Lt General Bhopinder Singh states that democracy is the only path to social harmony. Here is an excerpt:
The conscientious and persevering activist and politician, Atishi, has a profound quote on her Twitter handle from the cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead, who said, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has’.
The incorrigible Winston Churchill, who had a tumultuous and roller-coaster ride with Democracy himself, once said, ‘the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter’ explaining his own frustrations with its processes.
But the devotee of action with an inexhaustible passion to change things around, also concluded rather wisely, if grudgingly, ‘It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time’.
Read the full article here.