In my opinion, Democracy is the internal vigor of patriotism through the empowerment of implementation of the maximum power of mass people including the representatives with positive approach towards patriotism and excluding the representatives with negative approach towards patriotism. Here, I have included negative and positive approach towards patriotism because where there is politics, there will be both effect which are unavoidable complexity. Now-a-days the scenarios of democratic countries express the definition of democracy as autocracy or aristocracy or something else other than democracy. So, democracy is only a name, now.
The word “Democracy” is the power of mass people or the largest group of the area of making representatives of the area into work, by the definitions and descriptions of different types of democracy.
For instance, A direct democracy or pure democracy (Athenian democracy or classical democracy), popular democracy , An industrial democracy, representative democracy (liberal democracy, illiberal democracy, Electoral democracy, Dominant-party system, Parliamentary democracy (Westminster democracy), Presidential democracy (Jackson Ian), Soviet democracy or Council democracy, Totalitarian democracy ,non-partisan democracy ,An organic or authoritarian democracy, Types based on location (bioregional democracy, cellular democracy, workplace democracy, Types based on level of freedom ( liberal democracy, defensive democracy), Ethnic democracy (Ethnocracy, Herrenvolk democracy), Democratic dictatorship, Democratic republic, Democratic socialism, Economic democracy, Grassroots democracy, Guided democracy, Interactive democracy, Jeffersonian democracy Market democracy, Multiparty democracy, New Democracy (Maoist concept based on Mao Zedong's "Bloc of Four Classes" theory in post-revolutionary China), Participatory democracy People's democracy, Radical democracy, Revolutionary democracy , Sociocracy etc.
Importance of democracy depends on the perspective of country. If we compare with the present perspective of different countries, we will find out that different systems suits with different country because the system of the government depends on literacy, life-style, thinking and views of people, economic growth of country, base of basic needs and income sources, natural resources and distributives of natural resources and so on. For example, if I talk about my country, I can compare the system with the change of time and perspective of my country. After independence, 1971 to death of The Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his team, Democracy died and democracy lost its way to grow. Within this time period already democracy started to enhance impurity (I mean from 1971 to 1975). After that, those who came in power, they tried to hold the position by any means independent of the opinion of mass people with diplomatic suppression. Yes, in the definition of democracy with more than one party holds a characteristic like keeping interest fully in holding winning position. But the interest should not be eaten power and basic need of mass people. Parties become blind and they totally lose the humanity to achieve winning position. The system is turned into a new system of government. Like, those who are in power and strong, country is sold to them automatically. This group bought the country. So, who live who die, representatives do not care. All they care about is holding the chair. To do this, they follow so cruel diplomatic ways such as if they cut a tree illegally, they will do it in such a way, and it will be seemed that there was no tree, ever. On the other hand, they keep the power to prove our eyesight as wrong. If we see there was a man worked in an office. For any offensive reason, we will be felt like, he never exist!!!
From another point of view, because of leading low standard of living for a long time, the thinking, views of general people becomes worse. Low rate of literally and self-education and unethical practice have led the mental condition of people in to corruption. People are now addicted to get engaged with corruption. They nourish selfishness and turned their thought of visage of selfishness into needs. So, what they try to survive is in unethical way. I am talking about what most of the people do. It is quite difficult to change their view. Many people do not want to think of leading better life even. They pass their life through a way which is not so constructive. Such as, I lived in a village where my father tried to construct bridge giving funding and labour too. There were canal with no bridge around the village. Moreover, the village was underdeveloped. People made our life worse because my father wanted to improve the condition of the village. They blocked our road which we used to go to school and we were so young at that age but we had to walk 3 and half km to reach school every day. They did not allow my father to get electricity into the village. (As it could be taken in groups). So, literally I read up to twelfth grade of my student life without electricity. My father did not utter a single word against their aggressive attitude when situation went worse in case of their behavior. When we three sisters got chance in best institutions of my country then their idea and views were changed. They could realize the advantage of the getting educated and they could feel the taste of life and success. On the other hand, government constructed bridge after a long time of submitting application. Now they know how life goes with the development. Now they appreciate. But we had to lead 10 years through bad times to get their laudable speech towards our success finally.
When election knock near the door, those who pay much to them become winner. People suffer a lot to show this greed towards a little amount of money. They sell their life-style to animal in exchange of their greed. This situation proves, mentality and views of general people affects the system of government much. Now I want to explain how it works. If one honest representative stands in front of people, he/she will not be able to live. Corrupted people will insist him to leave the post or will not let him/her live. Again, if he/she wants to improve the life-style of people, the views and mentality of general people are so deviated that he/she cannot make people understand their own good. In this situation, democracy in the visage of dictatorship is perfect iff the leader is honest and patriotic. Definitely he/ she will need to be more diplomatic and tricky to save country and interest of survival of own people keeping himself/herself alive.
This problem is not only in my country. Every country has many creative and different types of internal problems which does not goes with the system of the existing government. This leads their life in unlimited sufferings. Something we experience vicariously becomes totally different when we experience directly sometimes about a country. That means, what we acknowledge from any sources is completely different to our knowledge earned by direct experience. Every country has own kind of problems, originated and accumulated from the very beginning of the formation of that state and passing through ups and downs for long time. Depending on the problems, system depends to be chosen to be taken to the task. I explained only my country, because I spent my 19 years of my life there. Now I am in Russia for three months. But my vicarious experience is completely different then the direct experience about life-style of Russia and people of Russia.
But when most of the people are self-educated and they already do understand their own good and patriotic, then democracy with the highest power of mass people is the best to choose. The word “choose” should be “made to choose” by the mass people. They can save themselves through their opinion and bonding. If selfless people exist in more number in any society, bonding exist there which leads people to get justice in any situation whether it is democracy or not. Representatives are fully responsible for taking care of motherland as well as the people of the country. Conscious citizens made them do that by any means.
After all, I want to say that, democracy is not the most important thing to focus. There are conditions to implement the rules and system of government in accordance with the other factors of the country to live.
Name: Miftahul Zunnat Surma Hia.
University: Moscow power engineering institute.
Education: First year of bachelor degree.
University: Oxford Brookes of United Kingdom.
Education: ACCA member (ID: 3917046)