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".
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)
Last edited by Sohel; December 17, 2012 at 12:03 AM.