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Sat May 30, 2020, 06:44 AM

Why should they keep faith with democracy, at all?


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There is a perfect storm here. In 2020 vulnerable and marginalised communities are being worst hit by the pandemic, both in health outcomes and economic impact, and with the very clear understanding that the leaders of the nation literally could not give a flying fuck about them and whether they live or die. I am very sure just based on this, anxiety is very high, and then we all witness a modern day lynching by a violent cop on an unarmed black man. And it was a lynching, all that was missing was a rope. Of course people where going to kick off, because this really is enough now...

If the institutions of power not only fail to protect you, in terms of your safety but actively on occasion harm you... when you live in a democracy but your vote is not secure and you are disproportionately under represented in those institutions of power that makes the law that rules you... when you live with that level of democratic deficit - why should you keep faith in a democracy that has failed marginalised and vulnerable communities of all stripes over and over again. If you do not have any faith that those who are elected to protect you will do their jobs for you -because there is evidence every single day in lived reality that they do not... It is no wonder that frustration is boiling over.

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Sat May 30, 2020, 08:10 AM

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