Democracy and Courage


As in my previous post, which had referred to the one entitled Democracy in India, I had written that: Democracy works Only When We Exhibit: Courage and Strength.

I think We are All Bold. But are We Bold Enough? Bold Enough to Question the Government? To write against governmental decisions?

It Not Only Could, but Would mean the Midnight Knock at Our Doors. That is the Fear that the governments have instilled in Us. And what is Happening? I once again resort to good old Ayn Rand:

Ayn Rand on the government

This Grand Old Lady had forseen this in 1957! Has the situation changed? You say it. Let us Realize that If the Situation Is to Change, Risk Will be Involved. But, like All Bullies, the government is a Bully too. And We Should Know How to Deal with Bullies, and What Bullies do when Confronted.

But let us Face it. Most of Our postings are ‘Safe ones.’ They would save us the from Wrath of the government. But they are Not Saving a Healthy Democracy for Our Coming Generations!

I would Not call Madly Rushing into Danger as Courage. Courage has to be Intelligent. Courage should be used with Strength.

How many of Us Exercize? In a Meaningful Way? Regularly? Is Our Weight under control? If We do not have Strength, Would and Could We have the Courage to face Circumstances and State of affairs?!

family exercise
Family running along beach

Image from the Internet.

I am not speaking about exercising like Peak Athletes. Shall post a set of Meaningful Exercises later.

Strength is Not just of the Mind.

Strength also means having Numbers. Crime is Organised. They have numbers. Are only the evil and the criminals to be Organised, Methodical and Clever? What Are We? We have to Organise Ourselves. Let Us Not wait for Nasty things to happen before We do that.

Democracy, and the Future of Our Children, Demands Courage and Strength on Our part.


6 thoughts on “Democracy and Courage”

  1. Instability, unemployment and political diversions are deliberate ploys to keep us grounded at level of roti kapda makaan. Anybody who is struggling for basic survival has no time for higher thoughts. That is what every Govt aims and achieves b’cos it means lesser time for any general public to give them the caning they deserve .

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