The concept of “Democracy” has been doing its round all the time; in recent times, going by the media, it has been provoked to ‘dance’, a ‘junglee’ type at that .
One is left unsure whether Jug is talking of ‘democracy’ in its profoundly original meaning or as a ‘synonym’ (‘meaning as another’).
Brevity is the soul of ‘wit’. For once, purposely not inclined not to follow that ideal, looking back / reversely but fast turning the pages of history , -the toi , in its ‘SESQUI CENTENNIAL PUBLICATION, 1992 ‘- one finds a cryptic quote, as re-quoted:
< H.L . Mencken described American democracy as a “boobocracy” of, by and for the “vast herd of human blanks” who have neither the interest nor the capacity for intelligent self-government. This style of expression is impolitic and impolite. But as you thump through those pages and see how government after government succumbed to populism when what that country needed was leadership, you are tempted to tell yourself that even what is impolite and impolitic has to be said in a country whose national motto is “Truth Shall Prevail”.>
(Source: Book, We, the Nation > “Panorama of the Last Decades” –pg 323)
Poser: should that be true even for that ‘once –was- super-power’, how our nation can remain insulated from that irresistible external influence. extra strong.
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