Why do some people think that its not correct to politicize social divisions? Explain any other reasons.
Social divisions of one kind or another exist in most countries of the world and these divisions are reflected in politics and affect politics.
Expression of social divisions in politics lead to disaster. If social divisions do exist in a country, they must never be expressed in politics, because the combination of politics and social divisions is very dangerous.
- Democracy involves competition among various political parties. Their competition tends to divide society.
- If they start competing in terms of some existing social division, it can make social divisions into political divisions and lead to conflict, violence or even disintegration of a country. In yugoslavia, political competition along religious and ethnic lines led to disintegration of the country into six independent countries.
- Social divisions affect voting in most countries. People from one community tend to prefer some party more than others.