DEMCRACY AND THE SILENT MAJORITY
By Tibebe Solomon 04-04-15
Have you ever wondered why most people do not directly
involve in their country political affairs?
Have you ever wondered why many are the audience of political cinema in
their own country? Have you wondered
why the majority endure killings, massacre and mistreatments inflicted by few
groups in a country? Some writers called
them the silent majority. Who are these
The silent majority are major parts of the population who avoid
to be at the front of political stages but are active in making of a political
fate of a country. They are comprised of
people who are followers, not leaders; who are opportunists of the time, not benevolent;
who are thirsty of chaos, not peace seekers. These are mixes of groups of people who fold
their hands and watch until political situations gets out of hands.
Not all people are entitled to lead by nature. Some people like to follow others leads. A part of the silent majority fall in this
category. They are followers. Their main agenda is things that interest
them in their own life. Definitely, that
is not the politics of the country. National
issues are of low priority for this group.
They are mainly focused on their own life. Earning money for better life, raising
children, seeking more knowledge, experimenting and creating, visiting places, enjoying
literature and art, are their nature.
They like to win mainly their own life.
They are good parts of the silent majority by way of life and
character. They have little appetite for
politics and are disgusted by political arguments. When there is one, they would rather rub off
their hands. If a leader creates that
good country, they are satisfied to live along with it. They just hope somebody on government power
will function to expectations. When a
government fails, they still tend to continue to make their own life. They more of look like unaware of how a
The opportunist part of the silent majority is not like the
followers. They have the ability to lead
others. However, they do not want to be
the leader because of its risky behavior.
They have tremendous surviving
skills in a country. They understand when
a government misbehaves. They are
obstacles for they quietly oppose and hinder a government they oppose. However, they do not want to take an upfront step
to correct it. They look over their
shoulder before they say some. They
gradually erode the strength of a government.
They do not like immediate frictions.
Their safety and peace are first even when they are the disadvantageous. Their life and their beloveds are what
matters to them. Their voyage is always
on the safest route. They are not
willing to take a risk. This part of
silent majority is double sided. They
try to compromise with both angles and devils at the same time. They could also be very close to a government
working for it. If power goes out of the
hands of the government during the hand folding, they will advance themselves
as substitutes or better alternatives.
There are also a good deal of other parts of the silent
majority who are very worry some for a country political system. These are the worst people who can never be
identified before they do the damage.
These groups of people are unlike human nature. They have especial feeling and emotions. They enjoy dominance. They like to see others suffer. They are satisfied when somebody is in
pain. They love it when families break apart, when someone
is tortured, when people fight, when a fellow loose a job, when a partner fails,
when a friend is disappointed. They feel
joy in the face of a massacre. These are devils of a country. The use of force is the final solution for
these groups. One can even argue the
existence of such groups in a society. Make
your own research. They are prevalently very
sneaky amidst the silent majority. They
pretend humbleness in their daily life. Disturbing
an order is their thing. They preach
peace to create war, love to create hatred, heaven to crate hell. No way to know them before they get a chance
to hurt others. This group of the silent
majority has created the dark sides of history in the past. Chaos is the conveyer to power for this group.
My fellow defender and lover of Ethiopia and its people: The
best way of preventing this part of the silent majority seize the power of
government is by the way of democracy.