It has been election in
Almost half of those which are authorized to vote will sit home on the election, and not vote. Those which use their rights to vote are the ones that experience that they have power in their lives and existences in other circumstances says a teacher Karl-Fredrik Tangen at the university in
These which don’t vote are first and foremost young people, and people in the bottom of the status hierarchy.
- I think the ones that experience and feel powerlessness generally in the life see politics as a sort of extension of that powerlessness. Not as a tool for making things better.
The participation in election is higher in the rich west than the poor east in
-The ones participating in elections are the persons that experience they have control and power over their existence and life in other circumstances too!
Powerlessness can be one part of the explanation to low participation in elections.
-There will always be a group of people that feels powerlessness and feel that they are closed out from the collective project. Trust to the parties in
is generally low. People experience there is too much of “horse-dealing” in policy! Norway
A woman says that she thinks that Tangen is right when he says that he thinks those which experiences powerlessness in life experience policy as an extension of that powerlessness. It's no idea anyway!
-I have so many experiences of outsiderness. I have been pestered again and again by helpers as social workers and psychologists. I have taken the bad treatment as “proofs” that I’m not a lovable human being. I haven’t met the trust from these which represents the society.
Therefore I didn’t understand why one suddenly should trust me the years when there is an election either. There was something that didn’t go together. I felt I would like to send my election-card in asking to be declared incapable of managing my own affairs (radically), so things would be put together better, so to say. As I once wanted to be an animal, not a child.
Extreme powerlessness makes one feel nothing worth. And this feeling can be dangerous, even for the society – when people don’t have anything to loose. To prevent powerlessness is politics for me.
I agree! It’s horrible when one feel like that!!!
But, yes, I think it can be like this:
-Is there any idea to vote at all?? I can’t influence or make any changes in any case…
Is this the small child, the small power and helpless child? That felt it had no influence or power whatsoever over the state of affairs? The childhood state or child consciousness? As Bosch describe!! The individuals self esteem and strength has been beaten out of him/her, he/she has been treated with so little respect?
And who are the ones that speak up in society?? And make their voices heard?? In what way do they do this then??
It’s the same in