Despotic rule under the guise of democracy is a subversion of democracy and the rule of law, not democracy itself. The solution to such subversion is meaningful democratic reform demanded by the outraged public at large, not throwing the proverbial baby out with the bathwater and opting for some elitist, totalitarian, unsustainable and utterly oxymoronic concept such as a "benevolent dictatorship". The idea that "absolute power corrupts absolutely" has far better historical pedigree.
The job of a free media is to keep the public informed well enough so that they can do just that and bring about positive change from the bottom up. Sustainable change, especially for a relatively new and damaged democratic culture, is a slow and painful process, not an event. This is how that process unfolds. That being said, I'm afraid there would be a few more Bishshojits before we see a forceful end to such terrorism and thuggery masquerading as "street level politics".
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)
Last edited by Sohel; December 17, 2012 at 12:03 AM.