“There are Seven Deadly Social Sins:
Politics without principle.
Wealth without work.
Commerce without morality.
Pleasure without conscience.
Education without character.
Science without humility.
Worship without sacrifice.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
I like starting this post with two reflections:
Why we need to think in the scale of “the best” or “the worst”?
Why we need to compare styles of government like fashion contest?
I have meditated for a while before to write this post, because this kind of question is not easy to answer in just one or two paragraphs. Is more complex, because writing about governments is writing about quality life, citizenship and specially context of living.
When somebody ask me about my opinion in some subject, I don’t like to use concepts or scales when one them is disqualified. This question is disqualifying, however, is interesting how we made this assumptions when we want to discuss the government system and specially the citizenship.
I like to share my point of view about my experience, living in different countries. Because, you only understand a government system when you live in there, meanwhile, it’s difficult to figure an opinion without a more sensitive touch.
How can we develop a sensitive touch, when we are talking about government?
Government is not the system itself, are not the buildings, are not the laws, are not the politician, are not the taxes, are not the institutions, are not the military, are not the wars and IS NOT THE PRESIDENT, OR THE KING OR THE DICTATOR.
Government System in a sensitive and emotional view (And maybe nationalist) is the people. And for people, I mean, really all the people, the poor people, the rich people, people without education, people with education, people who live in the city, people who live in the farms, people who try to understand the living and people who only lives.
This is the government, so, what kind of government is the best? Well, I ask to my reader, what kind of citizenship is the best?
How can we understand the citizenship, not as right, if not as a duty. And in this philosophy, how improve it?
And with these last questions, I finished my post, What kind citizen are you? Are living in a philosophy of respect about human rights? Are you a model citizen with your style of government? Are you doing all your duties as citizen? Are you living in your society or are you fighting for live in a society?