I weep for democracy

http://www.ipu.org/dem-e/idd/exhibition.htm

Sometimes it would seem that this is a decade of darkness.  When Evil won, we cowered in fear.  Passengers are searched.  Race determines who gets to go in, or not.  Devices are scrutinized.  We hid behind walls and in righteous anger and unleashed the Hawks, without so much debate, or reason!

I weep for democracy, when Freedom from want becomes Right to entitlement.

When the Quran is burned out of anger, out of spite.

When Censorship is considered, and Government propaganda encouraged.

I weep for democracy.

When in the name of security men are required to open their car trunks every day, as security forces search for bombs, instead of hunting for credible threats.

I weep for democracy.

When Justice is about seething anger, “Down with the government!”  And less about channeling that passion to fix the Republic.

When Citizens are not allowed to speak their minds, however idiotic, however senseless, however utterly intellectually draining.

When Citizens are not allowed to zone out, because Media would show the People only idiotic noise, senseless gossip, schadenfreude.

When the news is about the private and senseless lives of celebrities.

When in the course of events, we choose the short path rather than the long road.

When the national discourse prattles.

I weep for democracy.

When it is more about what we can not do, than “we will try, and should we fail, try again.”

When laws crafted are more about imposing burden, than renewing the economic strength of its citizens.

When nation is about blame, and less about, “what can we do to fix it?”

I weep for democracy.

When in the course of events, it is our own self interest that govern us.

When we put things over people.  When we put entitlement over hard work.

I weep for democracy, when there are moments when we forget and those few oppress us because we have surrendered responsibility that we should have taken for ourselves.

I weep for democracy, while it is imperfect, while the sacrifices are great, while it is a constant struggle, it rejuvenates itself through the courage of citizens participating and that is enough to spark hope, to renew the democratic way.

Democracy fights for freedom of speech and expression.  It ensures whether  Muslim or Catholic, whether Atheist or Buddhist, each person has the Freedom to worship or may choose not to.  It aspires that a child does not want.  Democracy pursues economic freedom that everyone can yearn to soar, to fly.  It strives freedom from fear, and with a tiny spark of hope for a better tomorrow, renews our strength and fills our hearts with courage to build nations, to build capacity, to fight distrust and mistrust.  It marches on to guarantee Freedom to Connect.

With tears, when we lift our heads, We are Equals.

I weep for democracy, but these tears are of joy.

Image is from International Day of Democracy: Exhibition of political caricatures, used under fair use.

Cocoy Dayao

Cocoy is the Chief Technology Officer of Lab Rats Technica, a Digital Consulting company that specialises in DevOps, iOS, and Web Apps, E-Commerce sites, Cybersecurity and Social Media consulting. He is a technology enthusiast, political junkie and social observer who enjoys a good cup of coffee, comic books, and tweets as @cocoy on twitter.

Cocoy is also the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the ProPinoy Project.

Cocoy considers himself to be Liberal.

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  • Spoken like a true poet, Cocoy.

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