The law that forbids buying alcohol at certain hours of the day was accepted last week in the Turkish Parliament.Â Both the Turkish press and the foreign press covered it extensively. The Times gave the story with the headline “Rising Islamism.Â The article said that the citizens with a secular stand had the right to get angry, and that this law was the messenger of lot’s of other laws.Â The article pointed out that a powerful man like ErdoÄŸan didn’t needed a law like this to get into the European Union; this law was to satisfy the IIslamists in his own political parcel.
The prime minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸanâ€™s singular decisions as such fits the philosophy of so-called Egalitarians of Rawlsâ€™. Egalitarianism means the government is thinking and deciding for you, because they know that people have birth lotteries and only the government would know what is best for the whole community. By taking a decision like this alcohol law the PM and the government decide on their own, without asking the whole community or installing a voting system.
This situation is anti democratic because the powerful people in the country are making the decisions for you, and unfortunately you have no right to speak.Â This can never be a showcase for cosmopolitan egalitarianism or stand for social justice, it can just be a complex demonstration of the rule of â€˜â€™majorityâ€™â€™ over â€˜â€™minorityâ€™â€™.