December 2, 2006 : Saturday
Peace of Democracy
Since peace is universal, there are so many words that are synonymous with it so as there are so many definitions of the word peace. It is commonly understood to mean the absence of hostilities, violence and chaos.It also includes freedom from disputes, silence, harmonious relations or inner contentment and serenity. with these definitions, the question is does democracy really advocates peace?
Political killings, unjustified presidential proclamations and charter change, and the struggle against terrorism are the most discussed issues in the
philippines today. the bombing attacks are example of a nationwide threat to the society,it is only one of the instances of our nationwide struggle for peace but let me focused on the small unit of the society such as the barangay and municipal level and most especially the family. If conflicts and misunderstandings on these levels are left unresolved how much more that it is possible to be resolve on the large-scale management – the government per se.
The questions like: am i safe if i step outside of my door?, should i give too much trust to my friends that they will not going to be the reasion of my bended knees?, are the people surrounding me wont struck me wen i turnd back?, how am i assured that the vehicle i am riding on will not b bombed or are the malls and other places like the skuls and parks free frm any possible bombing attacks? or, the general question is, am i safe to do and njoy my everyday life here on earth, in this country in partcular? these are the questions that bother us every morning that we opened our eyes of the realities of today .
A democratic system of a country maybe a manifestation that we are leaving in a peaceful state but then, wen this democracy s abused as wat is now the philippines s facing of, then the peace of democracy s not really peace for it is now bcoming worst . the power of the people, by the people n for the people s now abused n our status quo as the freedom of speech and of xpressions for instance are abused snce it is now use unsystematically against the state. Rallies for instance as a way of feedom of xpression r very much abused bec. the people moblizing a rally are in favor of their own prsonal nterest that they should have gain that power , it is not real voice of the majority of thje people but the voice of only a few hu like to gain power , popularity n xposure n also a few hu are unjustified sensitive that even wen the state implemented gud laws that will benefit the majority of the people dis few keep on oposng those laws bec. it slightly opposed their principles and ideas so as they tend to mobilizd rallies not only against the law itself but also against the actors of the state.
This is just a manifestation that in todays philippines peace of democracy does not rili promotes or advocates peace but serves as gridlock n governmnt activities that will benefit the people, and also disunity of the people and thye state in some manners .
Are we rily following the principles of democracy?bec. f we rili follows , we will b concious that in this earth every ryt has a correspondng responsibilty and that there is no absolute democracy…