Me in the elections

[This is an automatic translation of the original post in Spanish and has not been edited yet.]

What is my role in the next elections that are held in a month in Colombia? The image at the top of this text is a photo that I have retouched to answer that question.

The photo is made up of 36 million colored dots (what are known as “pixels”) each representing one of the 36 million people registered to vote.

To represent myself and highlight my position in this image, I have painted the pixel in the center of the photo red, on the sleeve of the jacket that the gentleman is wearing in the foreground.

They see him?

Possibly not. Perhaps it is necessary to get a little closer to appreciate it.

In order to do this I have included the following figure, which acts as a microscope. In the four panels we get closer, more, and more, until … there it is! In the center of the image the red dot floats silently. We did it!

In conclusion: What role do I play in the elections? Well, I am an imperceptible pixel in the photo of a fight between thugs.

Ah Ricardo! But it is that your participation in the elections should not only be limited to your vote but also to debate with others, make them participate in your vision of the country, convince them of your ideals. And so, one by one, you will see how you change to Colombia.

OK you are right. I am going to return to the photo with my thugs, and I am going to paint many more points in red, as many as I have friends and family. I will also include all my acquaintances, and all those people with whom I hardly ever spoke. What the fuck! I am going to put in the photo all the people I have met and will meet in my life, and I am going to multiply that number by two because you have to be ambitious in this life. This will surely change things!

Argh! With your permission, I withdraw.