Literally Demo, at one point meant people collectively. Sometimes, mob rule in a sense. But we can stick with ‘people’ shall we? So; to demo or not to demo; that is the Q. Well not too much much of demos these days.

We are on the road to serfdom with slippery bends ahead, so brace yourself, it is bound to be a dizzy tumble. It is a matter of when, not if, for a few of these ventures to stumble and fall. Since that is what democracies are, a venture of the country’s society, with individuals of differing levels of seriousness, commitment coming to an agreement on how to run the country.

Humans, even though one might be loath to include politicians, have quite a few faults, never mind what they say in public. So people who desire power for it’s own sake can be loosely thought of as politicians. For there will always be politicians. So, with a cool head, what do you think? If one thinks it has all been a failure, it will be interesting to know of an alternative. I must hasten to add, largely at-least three generations of citizens should have placidly prospered in their lives, both individually and collectively. I think the only reasonable alternative in the recent past I can point to, would be Singapore. Some of you might object to this assessment and I shall not entertain a conversation on this matter. It isn’t a question of a handful of moderate or even serious mistakes or injustices perpetrated during a given government’s tenure. For that is the failing of an institution or two, to function properly. Even a careful driver in a good car may occasionally end up in a ditch. Any method is a way to manage the people of a country, it’s society and all it’s rough edges, and it is certainly the case with democracy.

In so far as ‘Modern’ democracy is concerned, we might as well be referring to the twitterage? (A clever word that, I have to point these things you see, for many of my readers are the ICT crowd, they are easily the most intelligent twits if they were living north of the north pole).