Compromise seems a foreign concept to those whom fear anything foreign. This uncompromising stance has become a mainstay in conservative politics in the UK and the US. That paired with the voting power of the entitled generation is quite depressing. Their short term political outlook, acting solely in self interest, means little meaningful change will occur, elongating the cause of the issues they fear, and leaving us in a downward spiral akin to that of the austerity economics. They also play rather easily into the hands of game theorist practising political advisors who can now rather easily predict what will test well in these groups.
The most concerning thing I’ve noticed is the number of people disillusioned with the politics and campaigns to the point that they side with the ‘Leave’ campaign. Its as though the ‘Leave’ campaign has propagated mistrust in politics intentionally, hoping to fuel mistrust in the ‘Remain’ campaign, or simply just to confuse large numbers until they simply vote based on negativity.
As far as I can see, the ‘Remain’ campaign has simply been highlighting both the benefits of the EU, and concerns of other economists and political figures. An informative campaign, rather than that of the misinformation and fear the ‘Leave’ campaign utilise. I would assume we are better protected from corruption and lies via a league of nations like the EU. And with Gove, a potential future leader, having argued the British public are ‘fed up of experts’, the outlook is grim. The majority of voters seem happy in their political ignorance, voting on face value, ready to be spoon fed biased opinions from greedy and immoral media moguls and lobbyists.
I’m so concerned I’m thinking quite seriously about working towards standing, or forming positive change organisations - a potential first step.