The Other Side of Democracy
Published by Adam Nader at Smashwords
Copyright 2013 Adam Nader
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Once people hear about democracy, their minds directly think about beautiful and positive concepts like freedom, justice, and rights. Why don’t we consider the other side of democracy away from what mass media presents and how society shapes our minds. The following article highlights some of the weakness points of democracy. People are probably familiar with the merits of democracy, yet they might be interested in the demerits as well.
1. Democracy is the funny independence of people:
Before I start my discussion, let me present an example that might give my readers a hint about what I am going to present. Banks offer major facilities for their clients, and people feel happy about them like having a safe place to keep their money, the ability to buy online, transferring money within and across the country, and many others. However, if we deeply consider the size of benefits that such banks get in return, then all the aforementioned facilities are nothing. What’s ironic here is that banks take advantage of people, and those rich bank owners receive people’s deposits for free to loan them for other people with high interest rates to the extent that you spend your whole life paying your bank debt. In addition, if all clients went to the bank to withdraw their money, it won’t be able to afford this since a huge portion of it is invested as it is the policy of the banks to receive deposits from people and then loan them with high interest rates to profit. Democracy in this sense is the same! Those who claim it abuse you and you’re satisfied with it. In the case of banks, you often wonder about the alternative place to keep your money for instance. Here, other options are available like the fact that the government takes over this process to prohibit such abuse? Such alternatives are clearly found and present, and I am positive that if people knew them, they would adopt them.