Straight Talk by Roy Moraleta
Straight Talk

Indifferent Public

Oct 7, 2021, 12:49 AM
Roy Moraleta

Roy Moraleta


TURNING around an election is never remote. The public is endowed with the power to determine election results. Conscious, the public can be a potent force to effect significant change. Hence, the level of the public’s consciousness on relevant issues is critical. Its ability to discern and understand issues depends on the profundity of its reason and cause.

But the public can be indifferent. They could not care about the shenanigans of the elite few. They can grow profoundly apathetic. Their participation in political activities can be just automatic, but never rational. As if its mind is comatose – instinctive and unable to react rationally to the issues.

If not the carelessness in people and communities, why then can the public be that indifferent to real change? Is it because they have grown tired of yearning for change and nothing was happening? Or is it because their kind of brood has been trapped in a fixed and irreversible state, that regardless of their desire to achieve and experience change, they have been fixated on their sense of loss and permanent ruin. They cannot hope much, nor still, expect any change any more. Perhaps, the only choice left is too indifferent.

I would like to believe that change and well-being in people are providential. There is a dimension at work that people must tap aside from what they can accomplish and do. For even in their rational state, they can only accomplish so much and eventually grew tired. For people like the great of eagles, many among them in midlife can grow tired and indifferent. When by nature they are designed but to wait and change, some would rather choose to self-weaken, and ultimately die at midlife instead.

If change as a topic in next year’s election appears yet again as another meaningless political rhetoric, history will witness again another apathetic public who would be careless on the process and outcome of elections.

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