Politics without clenched fists


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When you as a voter have to decide where to put the cross, I would suggest a small litmus test. Ask yourself if you have reason to be angry with your country. Do you clench your fists when you say what you think politically, and are you preoccupied with the mistakes you believe have been made politically in your lifetime?

If the answer is yes, then it may very well be that you belong to one of the outer wings. You have every right to do so. And even if I don’t agree with you, I think you should go to the voting booth anyway. So you too will be heard.

But I think you should consider whether your clenched fists are justified. If the answer is no, i.e. you are not angry, then you can choose between the other red and blue parties. And now also the Moderates, who are right in the middle.

The thing is, if you choose either red or blue, yes, you get the clenched fists with you. Then the block policy is continued, and what you just said no to comes anyway. Politics based on anger. Your will pledged to the outer wings. It’s not a free round.

Lars L√łkke Rasmussen is attacked severely for not wanting to point to Denmark’s next prime minister. To not choose sides. He answers as he does because he, if anyone, knows what it means to be pledged to the outer wings.

What he is really saying, by not wanting to point to a prime minister, is that politics must be conducted without clenched fists. Without anger. In pragmatic recognition that we stand where we stand and that we must continue together in a proper way. Preferably as many together as possible, so that it will be sustainable, also in the long run.

What he is actually also saying is that it is a misunderstanding to turn a Danish general election into a presidential election. Because it isn’t. It can be experienced that way, but what we are voting on is precisely the composition of the Danish Parliament. Not who will be prime minister. There is a difference.

The prerequisite of democracy and parliamentarism is that we all seek to be informed as well as possible and choose according to our convictions. Show who you are with your voice. Then the Folketing will be fairly composed. And then the plan that suits Denmark and what the Danes want can be made. Marina Andersen, parliamentary candidate for the Moderates


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