Democracy loses again

The most upsetting thing about the election May 14 is not who won, but how our system lost

The most upsetting thing about the election May 14 is not who won, but how our system lost… lost the interest of 52 per cent of the human beings blessed with the privilege of a democratic government and who chose to say, by non-participation, “I opt out.” No one can tell their motives. I do not expect the chattering class, the politicized minority like myself and my social circles, to know the answer why. We obviously know nothing about the majority and its thinking about politics. The majority might be celebrating the election because it is a demonstration of just how ignorant we political professionals have proven to be.

Charles Jeanes

Nelson