February 20, 2012

Democracy quotation

«The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.»
Mahatma Gandhi
To better understand this quotation we need to “dig deeper” in the democracy’s history, we need to know what exactly democracy meant back then in the beginning of this called “Democracy era”.
According to the definition, democracy is a political system in which all the members of the society have an equal share of formal political power ( for example every citizen has the right to vote and thus participate in all the political decisions).
However nowadays we face a completely different democracy where all the citizens are being blinded by the higher property corporation. According to Keith Olbermann, democracy is being controlled by the economical power.
What Mahatma Gandhi said was a very deep and philosophical quotation because as we all know very few of us have the moral value to respect others' opinion. Politicians, for example, as soon as they reach their goals they forget about every single man that saw in them a “light at the end of the tunnel”.
Mahatma Gandhi was completely and absolutely right when he said that democracy does not consist of mechanical things. Democracy is something that comes from within the person’s heart and personality because only then democracy becomes something pure and truthful.
And that’s why democracy can only function when the person’s heart is changed for the better, you have to want it in order to have something beautiful and functional for all the society.

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