is a like a muscle; in order to keep it fit, it has to
be trained regularly, not just running round on the day
of elections. But that is exactly what is happening. That
is why, libertarian politics is called electionised, not
democratized. The irony is that the voters or citizens
are supposed to be sovereign and custodians of democracy,
but they flex their muscles only on the day of elections.
The right and opportunity to vote once in every five years
is what the voters have got, and until the next elections
they are helpless bystanders in the political or governance
process. Hence they feel let down, become cynical and take
to unlawful actions to vent their frustration and alienation.
The ruling elite begin to worry and try to pacify them,
dance around them during elections, and thus the cycle
of alienation-allurement-alienation continues. There is
another cycle of voters’ alienation, the cycle which feeds
on itself. The more the voters withdraw from public participation
excepting voting, the more leaders/their representatives ignore them: the more irresponsible and untrustworthy
the leaders become, the voters withdraw in anger and helplessness.