I have this idea prompted by Lari Bimi, boss of the NCCE. It is delusionary democracy. Pardon me all you political scientists. Delusionary democracy is the governance system in which the citizenry delude themselves, or are deceived, into thinking that they live in a democracy.
It is the governance system in which you have congress kleptocrats parading themselves as social democrats and a patriotic democratic party too democratic for its and the motherland�s own good.
The patriotic primaries may have been praise-showered by a German and a Tanzanian as deepening internal party democracy. However, I see more of a group so overenthusiastic about actualizing the conceptual tenets of democracy that the dividend of democracy gets lost in the group�s own actions.
Their recent selection of a party presidential aspirant was more democratic, unlike 2007 when it was anything but with seventeen contestants. Democracy is about representation of others and if a party cannot choose two or three from which it selects one presidential aspirant, as it just did, its democratic understanding could be overstretched.
With that leap comes a drag. This one involves the inability to use consensus as a democratic tool to select parliamentary contestants. They tried and succeeded somewhat; somewhat, because they have sat down for some very useful parliamentary material to be thrown away.
The last time I felt like engaging, and, indeed, did somehow engage Lari Bimi was when he advocated banning phone-in programmes. I was in agreement with him that the phone-in broadcast format was not the most desirable, given a content which is pregnant with ignorance, insult and other unhelpful output which are spewed out with cacophonous venom and acrimony.
I disagreed with him, though, over the banning because I felt, and still feel, narrowing the free speech and expression space should never be an option.
I believe the ambassador is now talking delusionary democracy; that too much patriotic democracy is no democracy; and too little congress social democracy is no democracy. Democracy is democracy; nothing more, nothing less. For now, like Boye Moses, we are caged in delusionary democracy.
Congress cannot help us out because theirs is too little to build democracy. The patriots, though, can and should with their progressive fine-tuning; although that needs speeding up.
As for Kwame�s CPP, I wish I knew what they are up to. They are the natural, logical and most appropriate in eternity to fulfill the motherland�s dream of democratic development.
All you compatriots who paid attention during the 2000 presidential election will remember he who born dog was furious with the dog he born for conceding the election to the patriotic man. In 2004, it took all the eminences and world citizen number ones in our midst to get the dog born congressperson to concede. Concession by the patriotic man in 2008 was a repetition of 2004; cajoled once again by the eminences and number one world citizens.
These are all delusionary tactics in democratically declaring election results. Unless the number one world citizen can handle it alone in 2012, the delusionary democracy could for the first time show its true colours; that it is delusionary and not real democracy where the actual results are declared and not any delusionary contentious figures.
Yanked from us and hauled to far, far away Roman land by the guardian of Peter�s rock is the bright and personable eminence prince of Peter�s church. That leaves the motherland�s world number one son alone. He cannot count on the scribe of the council of they who reach to the great and omnipotent one through his son. Their scribe has already counted himself among the congresspeople. He is practising a delusionary freedom to worship apolitically in a delusionary democracy.
I am doubtful about how Lari Bimi�s anti-democratic congress cloaked outfit has over the last eighteen years successfully produced the informed citizen, the foundation for democracy, through citizen education for a true and not a delusionary democracy.
I think the body should ask itself why the educated in the place of highest book learning cannot discipline their fingers and would so violate a woman�s temple of rights. Uninvited finger adventures in a suspected thief�s private inviolable parts mean the fingerer is constitutionally uneducated. The act itself is also undemocratic.
Undisciplined Okponglo fingers and a class three pupil naming our Keeza Besigye as the president (imagine that in Uganda) are examples of the NCCE�s not so good work.
It could be those who are expected to educate to close every knowledge gap about constitutional rights and responsibilities are busily encouraging a Koranic rote learning of the contents of the Constitution.
Caged in a government of the confederacy by the transvolta for the territories is a delusionary government of the people, by the people and for the people; to wit, democracy.
Source: Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh
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