If Democracy means “Of the people, By the People, For the people,” then Democracy in Bhutan must be failing.
Policies that I and others have written about in various media which have neither popular support not benefit to the masses, show just how our government is walking a line that is divergent from what we understand to be democracy.
Bad policies do not necessarily mean a failed democracy. But when the public criticism of bad policies fall on deaf ears, and when what the masses think does not matter in any way to the policy makers, then we can say that Democracy is failing.
I say ‘failing’ and not ‘failed’ because there is still time to right all the wrongs.