To vote: The Strategy of Fear!
“We can not imagine all the power on the conservative’s hands”. A young man says during the bloggers’ meeting with Dr. Moeen, a pro-reformist candidate for the coming presidency election. He mentioned the dark period of 90th decade which many journalists and intellectuals killed or kidnapped and stopped their profession. Dr. Moeen believes that it is better to emphasis on his wealth and professions. But it seems no one can forget the mysterious years that fear was inspired all over the society. At the end he accepted that the youth is a real alarm. So they try to promote the “Fear Strategy” in the Society.
It means any votes to the reformist’s candidates, who representative by Moeen Now, is because of the fear and dread of the conservatives who are strongly against the open society. A few months ago, in the last picture they drew, more than 21 journalists, bloggers, and IT technicians arrested and tortured and confessed under the pressure against the reformists. “They believed that nobody follow us so they did whatever they wanted. One of the arrested journalists told me a few days ago. “They guess that they have an extremely power and nobody is required to answer about what they do.” He added.
I can imagine why some people believe at the “Fear Strategy”. They know the effects of fundamentalists on their normal life. They want to live peacefully. Conservatives have closed more than 80 magazine and newspapers during the last years and put many journalists in jail. For the next time, me as a journalist, who has the terrible experiences in the solitary confinement, I think about voting seriously. For many people the results of the coming election have no direct effect of their life, but for intellectuals, journalists, social activists, let’s be realistic, that’s a terrible condition. Then, what is our choice? Vote or not? How much does is cost? What is the significance on voting? And many unanswered question. So the number of people, who are decided to go voting, depends of many aspects. One of these aspects is “Fear Strategy”. I am going to talk the other aspects later...what's your idea? to vote or not to vote?