Undoubtedly, the Revocation of the Mandate final Sunday, organized by the INE, has left us with classes which might be value analyzing. Not a lot within the arguments for not going to vote, virtually all of them false, illogical and meaningless, however within the position performed by the mass media.
What I skilled this Sunday jogged my memory of the plot of a film: “Don’t look up°. (Don’t look up) It’s about a group of astronomers who discover the approach of a large comet, like the one that extinguished the dinosaurs, with an impact trajectory against the earth, in just six months.
The astronomers, after much difficulty in convincing the government, finally manage to get it to schedule a launch of nuclear missiles to destroy the dangerous comet, which, at the last minute, is canceled due to the interference of a technological tycoon who sees in the encounter with the comet, an opportunity to exploit mineral resources. He proposes launching drones to fragment the comet and thus minimize the damage caused by the impact. And although the scientific community disagrees, a campaign is launched, together with the government and the hegemonic media, to convince the population to support their plan: “Don’t look up”, the slogan of the narrative with which they promise that the comet will bring precious minerals of great value and thousands of jobs, which will end poverty in the world. In this way, the media manage, by repeating the slogan “Don’t look up”, to make this lie be believed. In the tip and too late to react, the tycoon’s plan fails. The comet hits exhausting, inflicting the extinction of humanity.
Weeks previous to the Revocation of the Mandate, the identical narrative was unanimous within the media, and social networks, analysts, opinion specialists, political events, even within the Church: “Don’t look up” on this case: Don’t exit to vote. The outcomes have been overwhelming:
16% voted for López to remain, divided between followers, haulers, illegalities and threats of dropping their sources. (Fifteen tens of millions). Those of us who didn’t eat the story and went to vote to take away it: 1% (a million 100 thousand). 22 million have been wanted to make the Revocation binding and daybreak on Monday the eleventh with out López, altering the course of the nation. Where have been the remaining 21 million? In his home. Days earlier than satisfied to vote, on the final minute they determined to abstain. They purchased –with out understanding it-, the narratives that the media unfold all through the nation: Voting is taking part in together with AMLO. It is a dropping battle. Abstaining is democracy. Even if he loses, he does not go away. It’s simply losing sources. The citizenship didn’t request it. With these and different false narratives, they managed to make abstentionism triumph.
Learning the lesson is realizing the big energy that the media need to the purpose of controlling every little thing. When they launch a story, even when it’s a lie, and it’s assumed to be true, no quantity of argument or proof can change their minds.
This was what occurred with the Revocation of the Mandate, tens of millions of Mexicans against López fell into the entice: Do not exit to vote. And now ALL of us will undergo the implications. Mexican lady forge your homeland!
* The writer is a household counselor.