What is democracy? Its all to do with making choices. It’s the environment, the society in which we live. It involves the whole being. And this involves the family, the church, the schools, and the media.
- The Family is supposed to teach the child the “principles” of life;
- The Church is supposed to teach the child the ethics of life, the rights and wrongs of life
- The Schools are supposed to teach their students how to think and the logic of making choices.
And finally, the Government should see that nothing is put in the way of all this happening.
Have all or any of those institutions failed our people here in the Bahamas??
But, of course, in the absence of democracy we could have “mobocracy.” And that’s when you keep the people stupid, tell them what you want them to hear, throw a pom pom in their hands, throw in a goat skin drum for good measure, get them real emotional, then put a political tag around a dead dog’s neck and throw that their way and then tell them to be “democratic” and vote!!!
Folks, you make the choice. What category do you want us to fit into?
It’s sad, isnt it? We could have such a great little country.