Monday, 30 October 2017

Education . age and the low information voter..

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” Isaac Asimov


I listen to a discussion on political change on radio 4. It seems that social class no longer determined how people vote on a left right axis. It seems that education and age now are the main indicators. Young people and education are the main influences on if we are lefties. The elderly and those with a lower level of education are more likely to vote for the right the measure of our political loyalties was mirrored in the referendum of 2016. Leavers tended to be older and less well educated and remained better educated and younger. We therefore have a responsibility on the left to promote, inform and educate the electorate. It is in the interest of the right to keep people uninformed and desperate. The political left has this responsibility and we all must do this raise awareness and understanding. The use of the term low informed voter is a reflection on the democratic process. Politics can not be described in 20 words when 200 words are essential. Politics cannot be reduced to yes and no answers. We all should know that..we all know that the same rules apply to life. There are lenses models and theories not truths.Ckmmom sense is a myth most cases it's an average of perceptions and prejudices. The simple answers keep you in your place and keeps you docile ...tvsts why the right and the so called libertarians love low information voters.
In an education system that is just about work there will be many low information voters.. who are easy to fool, project and displace fear onto.

1 comment:

  1. There is an old concept which hqas served people well, known as gut feeling. It often appears when lies and bullshit are served up. It usually serves the "uneducated" well.