”To The Undecided Voters” (article published at Eleytheros Typos 23.01.2015)
”To The Undecided Voters”
The question of the undecided voters is this: “What shall I do? Whom do I vote for?” If i was with SYRIZA ideologically, I would be there from the beginning. Yet, until now, it does not mean that the general ideology approaches towards that of centrist. What does torment him? On one hand, one is faced with New Democracy that has hurt the pocket, and that has hurt with its decisions and political choices. Many of undecided voters are frustrated, as they tell (me) everyday. What options do they have then?The reaction would be either to go for another party, to vote for one that is ideologically akin to the center-right, or to stay the same. In the first case, they will weaken their own traditional area and give the ideological opponent the opportunity to take advantage of their indignation and to win. The consequences of such decision can be painful for themselves and for the country, because different political culture will seize the power. Another concept, as was already announced, will return to logic of public and statism. In other words, it will turn to their homes as now our destruction. However, that is not what these voters want. What they want is a change. They want freedom of action in entrepreneurship and in investment. And a mindset of government does not allow it. Therefore, it is neither rational nor beneficial for the country if voters jump in to vote for SYRIZA just for the sake of indignation. The old ND members are not like many of the old PASOK members who hide SYRIZA so they can win and continue there “illegalities”.In the second case, the undecided voters can vote for a party akin to the center-right perception. But again, they will weaken their party. Moreover in this case, they play the game of SYRIZA unintentionally. They will contribute indirectly to dismantle cultural and human values, which New Democracy has advocated for years. They will synergize in relativism and, as SYRIZA advocates, in weakening of concepts such as homeland, religion, innovation and competitiveness. And I know that they do not want it.There remains the third case: maintaining the status quo. And the anger? Their indignation? My suggestion to them is to redirect the votes to young and old, but capable ones from New Democracy. To vote for those people can bring a new style, a new aesthetic and a new political discourse in New Democracy. We are in the time of changes. We live in such time. The society is urgently calling for new proposals, new leaders to face the requirements of new Greece and new Europe. And the very puzzled (frustrated, angry) ones, who can help with their vote, will contribute to provide the country with the tidiness and political credibility. With their vote, undecided voters can change a lot in our troubled country. Let’s do it. Let’s hear the logic and usefulness of anger.