The Evolution of Government Towards Libertarian Democracy
Dr Shantanu Panigrahi's Credentials
The Founding Principles
We are but vessels and if it was not Covid 19, we could fall victim to other predators of nature since there is an abundance of humanimals who also prey on the lives of simple and vulnerable people, and we find it difficult to vaccinate ourselves against them. They too cause long lasting harm chiefly mental health wise but also financially and so materially. It is part of Nature, best get used to it than fight it or even defend against it. Die, so what, we only eat drink and make merry as humanimals. Should we then walk down the centre of the road if it does not matter? No of course not, for that is suicidal even martyrdom of sorts; I am against suicide or martyrdom or causing oneself mental illness of any kind as all self-inflicted wounds.
I am discussing here a solution for all these ills of mankind and for this purpose I wish to discuss the evolution of democracy from 40, 000 years ago to the present day. It is argued by ‘yours truly’ that we humans were just like all the other animals in wildlife prior to this period when the first signs of something imaginative in terms of human creativity occurred to people to get them to think more closely about who they are and this is depicted in the art forms in caves that still survive. The process continued and took hold when settled agriculture was developed and then people had more time to think about themselves fed up with mundane living and wondered whether they had access to gods in the ethers that they could draw upon for inspiration to help them live their lives in much more civilised manner. Thus, theism was born and societies created to regulate what people did through the worship of those gods, for they found that their lives had been enhanced through such spirituality. The States that excelled in this spirituality expanded and Hinduism was first established in the Indian subcontinent. Regulation of this and other societies copying the Hindu conception that had spread to Cambodia and Indonesia on the East and Afghanistan to the West also developed when the Mohenjodara and Harrappa civilisations were seen as being successful.
Democracy developed through this process of civilisation as Vedic panchayat local government and more widely and its basis was to use each person to their strengths and weaknesses. Some societies remained atheistic and things turned sour when invasions from foreigners intruding into the Hindu heartland generated conflicts, from Alexander the Great, Persian-Islamic Moughals and then the Europeans led by Great Britain. So Hindu civilisation dissipated.
Modern-day Science has further contributed dismantlement of Hindu civilisation enforced militarily from the western countries that were largely aspiritual paying lip-service to the Holy Bible and this was exacerbated by Charles Dickens Theory on the Evolution of the Species, and lately, by Richard Dawkins elaboration on that in focussing on the genetic basis of evolution. Spirituality has largely vanished in modern living conditions.
This has led to severe mental health problems the world over as science and technology has become the guru-based secular and atheistic theology.
But the coronavirus pandemic has shown that the reliance in such Science does not solve the problems that mankind faces in its focus on Health rather than mental stability.
A change is needed for which promoting Democracy is vital.