Affect images and political campaigns
“for the student who seeks to learn; the voter who demands to be heard; the innocent who longs to be free; and the oppressed who yearns to be equal.”
I badly want to hear candidates in the general election describe “we the voters”. I so badly want to hear.
I want to feel the “throbbing resonance” of shared beliefs, shared purpose and shared hopes. I want to feel the protection of an arm around me as we whisper our fears.
As a relative newcomer to UK, I want to hear the shared mythology that long time residents share and reassure them we are in this together. I want to see their shoulders relax and their eyes light up.
We are a different place from the US and we are on a different journey. And maybe in my noobe status, I am not hearing what is being said.
Maybe though we are going to have big surprises when the results are announced. Maybe too social movements like Hang_em will take off.
What do you think about the connection between the politicians and the voters? I’d love to know.
QUOTATION FROM: Barack Obama addressing the United Nations Wednesday 23 September 2009