This word peddled in all the tropics seems to be reduced to a process of organization of election. It finds its quintessence in freedom of expression, free choice, equality of opportunity to compete power, among other pillars.
Democracy is “the government of the people, by the people, for the people,” says the president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. If this people is not aware of the power that is conferred upon them, if this people is not informed, if this people refuses to free themselves from the fangs of a political elite … we go straight to the plutocracy or the oligarchy. And this people becomes servile and malleable without realizing it.
Consequently, civic education becomes a pressing necessity for mass awareness. A project that can not be an oil stain without the considerable involvement of youth. The latter, leeward of social mutations and “cold” revolutions, is increasingly leaving the spectators’ bench to become actors at the heart of the system or sentinels of democracy. Ye are fed up (Senegal) Broom Citizen (Burkina Faso) Filimbi (DRC) among others, constitute germs of a youth committed to a consolidated democracy.
They pulled the alarm bell to wake up the sleeping populations. This civil society, equipped and strengthened, can torpedo anti-democratic enterprises.
If our predecessors have trampled on this concept, it is the role of the youths to constitute themselves safeguarding themselves to the democrats by means of the education, the awareness, the communication … because there is not has no democracy without a democrat.
Journalist, communication specialist.
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