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DYNASTY and CULT POLITICS in S. Asia

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  • kgazi
    It is pretty obvious that cult-politics is the root-cause of S.Asian democratic failure. Implying that military was at fault for the failure of civilian govt,
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31, 2007
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      It is pretty obvious that cult-politics is the root-cause of S.Asian
      democratic failure.

      Implying that military was at fault for the failure of civilian
      govt, in Pak and BD, and not the CULT following, fails to adress the
      crisis that in fact there is no democratic foundation in the cult-
      politics system.

      By saying "democracy was not allowed to hold (by the military")
      turns a blind eye to the issue that these cult-leaders prefer to
      sustain their cult dynasty rather than let go of their cult-
      following to the freedom of the people, for them to decide and
      choose more COMPETENT leaders.

      In both Pak and BD, "democracy" (or civilian govt) WAS allowed to
      take hold, at least for 3 terms each. But in both countries those 3
      terms ended in a total declining and descalating national stability.

      There was absolute dogfighting between rival cults -Bhuttos vs
      Sharifs, Sheikhs vs Zias - to the point when both places ended in
      failed stated crisis, only to be recovered by the military, not
      aborted from "democracy", but from the declining stability in govt,
      due to dogfighting between cults.

      It is pretty obvious that cult-following politics is a primitive,
      destructive, undemocratic and proven failure in Pak and BD.

      The fact is, the current system is not even democracy. In order
      to "allow democracy to take hold" at least 3 things need to be done:

      1) The people must REJECT the cult of family succession in
      democracy. In the case of Bilawil Bhutto, people should protest, by
      rejecting PPP if he becomes automatic leader!

      2). The constitution and Law must prevent "lifelong leadership" of
      political parties by cult leaders. The ELECTORAL LAW needs to be
      REFORMED in both Pak and BD, so that these laws are implemented
      against cult politics, BEFORE the next new term begins.

      3). Successors in parties must be ELECTED by party members, and not
      willed by the family.

      If these issues are explained to the people, then people will have a
      better understanding of what is `democracy' and what is `cult
      dynasty'. This is the MOST essential requirement for democracy to be
      allowed to hold.

      KGazi

      http://www.drishtipat.org/blog/2007/12/27/death-of-benazir/#comments
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