Democracy

Apr 30 2011 1:23 PM

It seemed like such a log­i­cal assump­tion: of course the pop­u­lace of a coun­try wants to express their col­lec­tive voice when estab­lish­ing national governance!

Were we wrong?

We encoun­tered an unfore­seen curve ball: the major­ity of peo­ple don’t actu­ally seem to care enough to par­tic­i­pate, excus­ing them­selves from all respon­si­bil­i­ties to the demo­c­ra­tic process on the grounds of polit­i­cal dis­il­lu­sion­ment, per­son­al­ity dif­fer­ences, ille­git­i­mate rep­re­sen­ta­tional per­cent­ages, pseudo demo­c­ra­tic processes, or some sch­peel about a lack of “ide­o­log­i­cal res­o­nance” with any par­ties in the run­ning. Blah, blah, blah… I call bull­shit.

Yes yes yes yes yes. I am guilty of this. That’s why I try not to complain. So many people complain all the time but never bother to try influencing our leaders. Wake up! Do the work!