Politics: Does Someone Need To Have A Short-Term Memory In Order to Vote For A Certain Party/Politician?
There are a number of countries around the world that have a general election every few years; that is, of course, unless a snap election takes place. When an election take place, the general public will have the chance to vote for part that they believe will lead the country in the right way.
A Big Difference
Nowadays, it is easier than ever before for someone to find out about what each party stands for, and this is primarily due to the internet. In the past, one would have had to read a paper, watch TV, or to listen to the radio, for instance.
But through being able to go online, it is no longer necessary for them rely on these sources of information. The only thing they will need is a device and from here, they can browse the web for all of the information that they need.
A Daunting Task
Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that this approach will work for everyone, as there are going to be people who still prefer the old way of doing things. What this can come down to is that they might not know where to go online, or they could end up being overwhelmed by so much information.
Thus, through listening to the radio or reading a paper, for instance, everything will be laid out for them. This will be a lot easier for them to handle, and they won’t have to worry about if they are being exposed to ‘fake news’.
Yet, while this can be easier, this can cause them to miss out on a lot of information. One way of looking at this would be to say that these sources can’t cover everything, and that they only have time to talk about the things that are important.
Another way of looking at this would be to say that these sources are biased, and this then defines what they do or don’t cover. It can then appear as though they are simply presenting the facts, but this is going to be nothing more than an illusion.
An Alternative Route
Naturally, there are going to be people who are only too aware of how the mainstream media works, and this will be the reason why they look towards other sources. This is going to mean that they will need to look into things for themselves and this will take more energy, but it is likely to give them a better understanding of what is going on.
It could be said that this is the difference between buying food from an organic farm and buying it from a supermarket. The supermarket could be closer and it might be cheaper, but there is also the chance that a lot of what they buy won’t be as healthy.
In the short-term, it will take more effort, but it will be worth it in the long-term. And through having so much information available, it can be easy for someone to end up being consumed by what is taking place.
As far as they are concerned, this could be seen as an opportunity for them to have an effect on the direction that their country will take. Through having this outlook, they might do everything they can do to make sure that the people around them also vote.
One Step Further
This could a far as they will go, or they might share their views on social media. One could end up telling their ‘friends’ to vote for a certain party, or they could just tell them to make the most of this opportunity.
But regardless of whether they talk about this on social media or not, this is likely to show that one has a clear idea of who they are going to vote for. The party they are voting for could just be seen as being slightly better than the others, or one could be amazed by what one party will do if they get into power.
Heard it All Before
When one is not caught up in what is taking place and believes that one party is marginally better than the others, it could show that one has listened to the mainstream media and the alternative media. In addition to this, they might be only too aware of what has taken place after previous elections.
It will then be clear to that there is what these politicians say and then there is what actually takes place if they are elected. Ultimately, their memory is going to be too good for them to fall for what these people come out with.
Distracting the Masses
This is not to say that one will believe that everything these politicians say won’t happen, as they might see that it is not this black and white. In their eyes, it could be as if people are promised a full course meal, but they end up being given a few crumbs instead.
So while it would be inaccurate to say that they don’t keep any of their promises, it would be just as inaccurate to say that they keep all of them. One may have heard that the only reason people are allowed to vote is because it doesn’t have an effect; if it did, they wouldn’t be able to do it.
When one is caught up with what is taking place, it can show that they have only just got into politics; perhaps they were not old enough to vote before. One is then wide open and they can believe just about everything they hear.
This could also show that one only pays attention to the mainstream media, and the people around them may have also had an effect on what they believe. At the same time, one might have voted on a number of occasions in the past.
If one has only just got into politics, it might only be a matter of time before they realise that politicians have the tendency to tell people what they want to hear. Thus, when the next election takes place, they might not get too caught up in it.
On the other hand, if one has voted in the past and they are full of enthusiasm about what will take place if a certain party wins, it could show that they are unable to remember what has taken place in the past. Or, overlooking what has taken place in the past could be a way for them to stop themselves from feeling powerless.
Out of their need to avoid how they feel, one will have stopped themselves from being able to think critically. This will allow them to feel good for short while and then they will have to face up to the fact that they can’t rely on anyone else to change their life.
In order for one to change their life, it will be essential for them to embrace their own power as opposed to giving it to other people. Ultimately, this is the only way that their life will change for the better.
Voting is not a complete waste of time as certain things can take place through this approach. But if one expects these politicians to completely change their life, they are likely to be in for a big shock.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.