5 months later, what do you think about 15M?
I’m absolutely sure that all of you know about this movement which refuses the idea of being a movement. In fact, in my opinion, this is one of the 15M’s biggest problem. I must recognize that I’ve been very interested in it. At the beginning I was really optimistic and I told myself that 15M could be the piece that our society needed to be a real democracy. But now I’m so sceptical.
First of all, I’m sceptical because, although I consider that our democracy need to change, like most people do, I also consider that 15M and people who are acting with this movement are not as prepared as they think. We can’t forget that to take an active part in society is not easy: you need to be really well prepared, well informed, you need… so you need to ‘waste’ a lot of your free time, and that’s hard. I think that most of 15M’s people think that we need only to change some structures and some laws, but if we want to have a good society, we must fight for it every day, and that’s no so easy. It’s true, our politicians have to change their minds, but so do we.
So, I think that 15M is important in the sense that it has been able to take the people to the street and make them think and talk about politics. But now, we must act, and we have to begin to get informed and to be participative.