Democracy is Fragile. We are Fragile

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Democracy is one of the oldest concepts of a word which still can’t be understood. Honestly, it is indeed a very complicated issue.

If you’ve guessed, you’re right! My motivation to write this post is what happened on Wednesday in the US Capitol in Washington DC. I couldn’t really believe what I was watching on this very evening on the TV screen, first, I thought that it was a report from one of those so-called “the third world counties” in which it happens after an election, and the oppositions don’t want to accept the results and want to storm the Parlement. The story was the same but, it was happening in a country that I’d never expect: The United States of America, one of the oldest countries in the matter of democracy and freedom.

“Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.” Plato

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It broke my heart when I saw these all scenes. It shows how fragile we are, I mean we, who try to do the right things; begins with love and not hate, with respect and without prejudge.

Here Dr C. G. Jung described the heart of the matter;

Although, it is not something new, as we can remember through history. In the years 1933-38, The NSDAP had begun with terror to set its violent on power.

http://Yad Vashem
Voting in the midst of Nazi terror
http://Deutsche Welle
http://History.com

And also, I can tell you a lot of such terrors, which in Iran, whenever the call for freedom became louder, there were cudgels to make all silent. We don’t have to forget the terrors by the Islamists, especially in the 21st century. It began with the catastrophic World Trade Centre it was the abuse of western democracy. But, as I am always convinced, it is not all based on one person (Hitler, Stalin, Khamenei, Erdogan, Putin, Viktor Orban, Jarosław Kaczyński, a lot of potentates from African countries, or even Donald Trump, as he wished to be). They are all an idol figure for helpless and ignorant folks, but, as Hannah Arendt has announced after the Eichmann Process. (I have written an article thereabout https://lampmagician.com/2020/10/10/hanna-arendt-a-solitary-genius/ it is because of many other reasons which we might call it all together “The ignorant Mass”. They are all made by us! I think that it is all about education. It helps us to know our environment and subsequently our inner soul, that is a matter of individual.

In fact, Democracy is difficult to progress, and it needs a lot of knowledge to comprehend. Here are three brilliant quotes by Plato:

“Mankind will never see an end of trouble until lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power become lovers of wisdom”

“Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.”

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”

Anyway, we are, without doubt, fragile until, we begin to know and accept our inner soul: the dark side and the bright side. We can afford it for sure. Love wins at the end. 🙏💖💖🙏

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are

https://www.successconsciousness.com/blog/quotes/plato-quotes/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CDemocracy%20is%20a%20charming%20form,to%20equals%20and%20unequal%20alike.%E2%80%9D

https://www.dw.com/en/voting-in-the-midst-of-nazi-terror/a-16646980

20 thoughts on “Democracy is Fragile. We are Fragile

  1. Whenever I come across one of my Elders, a wise person who expresses love, strength, and wisdom, I feel immense gratitude and love in my heart. Thank you Aladin for being that person today by sharing your rich, reflective words … they give me much to ponder upon.

    It’s such a bleak, bleak winter in the world above that I think I’ll stay in my cosy rabbit hole until springtime … surrounded as I am by an assortment of books and blankets … keeping Persephone’s promise to return in the spring. Your heart, my dear friend, is a light to behold!

    Love and light, Deborah.

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    • First, when, I see your avatar, and the comment on my posts, it is like I am Fatima at the hill in Portugal and see a Goddess (she doesn’t have to be Maria!) Oh, my dear Holy Ghost, you have an impression on me and my soul to help me trying to survive in this brutal world.
      And, of course. There is the best and all the best place as it existed in the world, I have only a wish: to be among you. Be cosy and safe and well, my dearest ever.

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  2. Elaine Mansfield

    Referring to Deborah’s comment, I’m writing a piece using Lennon’s words, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” These are the words that repeated in my head after I saw images of thugs breaking into the Capital building and police opening the doors.

    What a traumatic week it has been in the United States and it will remain tense until Biden is in office and Trump is out. We’re all nervous about this coming weekend. A president who encourages insurrection and tries to suppress the vote? I never thought this could happen here–until 2016 when this con man won the presidency.

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