Sylvain is optimistic:
We live in a democracy so people have the right to vote and that’s a way to voice your opinion.
Most political decisions are very serious* and important for people’s country /
homeland but also on a global scale.*
That’s why most people can’t understand most geopolitical agendas.
What’s more the population doesn’t feel directly concerned.
Paco’s pessimistic opinion > political decisions are related to the influence of money not people.
Politicians own the media so we are stuck / manipulated. / brainwashed.
People can have their say sometimes because politicians want to give us the illusion we can change things on a small level. But for bigger political agendas* we are on the side.
Under an oppressive regime, the only way is to start a revolution, protest and boycott. So sometimes we have to break the law to change the law.
French Revolution / Civil Rights Movements.
Arab Spring > people’s protest against oppressive government > success thanks to social media.
Civil Rights Movements.> Rosa Parks / MLK / Malcolm X