Hopscotches; ABC: Democracy
By Yared Huluf
Tigrai Online Oct. 1, 2019
Democracy is a system of governance at a national level; or a system of management accommodating incomparable views to proceed forward in pursuit of greater or higher cause in an otherwise blocked road. It is a consent of the concerned involved enacted as a law to be observed and/with the use of the instruments put in place when and if needed. A law for one is a law for all. There is no such thing as local/ national law and international law.
That said, democracy is a law, so democracy for one is democracy for all. Democracy for many is democracy for few as well. The views/wishes of the many are not intrinsically superior and therefore biding the few must observe. They consent to observe the will of the many it is because it would be in their best interest to do given the circumstances they find themselves: nothing more nothing less.
Democracy is not a set of numerical equation in an algebraic formulation where many rule the few. Democracy is a fundamental human rights issue; it is a human rights issue for one or few as it is for many any time any place in heaven or on Earth.
What is then wrong with the dictatorship of the Proletariat? But if one agitates the dictatorship of the Proletariat some would not hesitate to jump through the windows for fear of being misrule! Be that as it may. But the dictatorship of the Proletariat is synonymous as the dictatorship of the many/majority rule, which in turn us democracy rule if the many. So the rule of the majority could be as unwelcome as the rule of any form of dictatorship if is us imposed against the will/consent the minority.
Then why wouldn’t the minority, say in the USA for example reject the imposition of the majority will foisted on them and form their own government? It could be because of one or combination of the two higher or greater human needs/causes that led to temporary surrender of their of their inalienable rights.
Let alone a large minority’s even one individual can declare to set his/ her own government if she/ he wishes to do so. But there are problems enacting this will, which I must now address.
If two couple live in house, one is more tidy than the other, the other may wish to continue living with the person because there may be other things recompensing this weakness; that is what I call greater or higher cause to take in to accounts. The second point is the tidy person may not have anywhere else to go and force to put up with.
In a nation, the minority consents (if their minority status is based only on views they uphold) to abide the majority as long as it takes if they see they have an equal opportunity to empower their views once their views is endorsed by many.
But the single most important factor the minority consent, nolens volens to the majority in the USA as in every other democratic nations is because the minorities do not live in one defined geographic area with wholesome socioeconomic structure to live by. A 49.5 minority that lives scattered and interspersed among 50.5% majority does not constitute a body of its own to form a government with its pennant flag waving. The same goes true to an individual in the middle of many in a city or a village to declare his/her home as State with its own flag. That too is true for minorities based on race, ethic or clan that they could not declare independence not because it is not their inalienable rights to do but because they lack the means to enact.
If on the other hand minorities live in an a defined geographic area and wish to firm their independent government even regardless the low percentage of its population. The majority cannot terrorize and dictate the minority’s as their inalienable rights to do so. If they could; if the law allows, then any one with strength, be it in number or muscles or armamentaria can dictate and subdue the lesser. No, this is not a universal law - the law for as the law for all.
The nudniks in the land they call Ethiopia should stop on their tracks deploying skimble-scramble flimflammery of Unity to put us back in the oubliette handcuffed and gagged. Little did they know our schools and hospitals were prison cells, janitors rats, doctors Cimexs lectularius and lice lapidists to contour and map out our subjugated nationalities using our own blood for ink, epidermis for paper and bones for pen. But the prison guards, henchmen want to know none of these, they want to go back and suck us to death - romeras they are on the back of shark masters.