Ayhan Bilgen : Hope and trust for the silent majority

The global crisis of democracy is essentially based on the problems of representation and participation. Democratic mechanisms that cannot guarantee effective and broad participation are only formally representative. The most important thing, however, is that it fulfills its function as intended.


The passive stance of the disorganized silent majority should be re-examined in this regard. In a democracy, decision-making processes should not only be influenced by the strong and vowels.


The distrust of this apparently indecisive part of politics turns into permanent hopelessness. In Turkey, however, as in many other countries, it is this electorate that determines the outcome of the elections and the future of the countries.


The manifestation of the will of this crowd will change everything. Understanding the psychology of this crowd is possible by properly reading their fear and reactions. This mass will pave the way for politics as a solution center again.


So it is crucial to develop a language that reaches that audience, not the obsessive voter.

There is no question about targeting this audience with familiar and common styles and discourses. A pluralistic but radical political discourse and a local organization that is as horizontal as possible form the most fundamental dimension. A program that revives the expectation of equal opportunities and fair sharing will also strengthen the struggle for direct democracy.


With the coordination and solidarity of local initiatives, a new start-up policy becomes more imperative every day. Not just top-down, but above all bottom-up, sending messages of social policy will pave the way and weaken the habits of narrow group or person-centered politics.


Active citizenship and a participatory society show the possibilities of a new policy. The message of social justice will bring hope to the silent majority, and the silent majority will place new confidence in countries.