Communities in various parts of the world are a very diverse society. There can be no society where everyone is homogeneous, in the sense that there is no certain difference. Each person is unique. That is what we are familiar with in psychology. At least, there are different thoughts in everyone’s mind. If we count the world’s population, which is seven billion people, then there are seven billion different thoughts.
There are three types of political culture in Indonesia, namely parochial, caul, and participant political culture. However, what we will discuss in this good opportunity is parochial political culture
Understanding Parochial Political Culture
Parochial political culture is a political culture that many people in remote areas have. Parochial comes from the Greek paroicous which has a foreign meaning. The reason for parochial culture is so named cannot be separated from this meaning. Parochial political culture is a political culture where people are foreign to politics. This political culture can also be known as apathetic political culture.
Examples of Parochial Political Culture in Everyday Life
After discussing the meaning, characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of parochial culture, of course, the reader will understand more deeply about parochial political culture. Furthermore, the author will invite readers to recognize this political culture in everyday life. Immediately, here are some examples of the parochial political culture in everyday life:
- Not Participating in Elections
An example of the parochial political culture in everyday life which we will discuss on this occasion is that people in this political culture do not participate in elections. This is because they do not have sufficient knowledge of the types of elections that exist so that they cannot carry out any of the principles of elections.
- One Leader Leads All Areas
An example of a parochial political culture in everyday life, wherein one leader becomes a leader for all areas of life. This means that traditional leaders are also the ones who decide what political and economic life will be like in the area.
- Dislikes Discussing World Politics
Communities with parochial political cultures have examples of behavior, namely they do not like all discussions related to the world of politics. their dislike is because they do not have adequate knowledge about the field. Lack of discussion in this field will eventually cause the public to become increasingly foreign to the political field.
- Strongly Trust the Leader
An example of a parochial political culture in everyday life, which follows, is that people really trust leaders. This belief is like a double-edged knife, it can lead to good things or the opposite can happen. The positive result of this is that the leader can carry out his policies without hindrance.
- It doesn’t matter who is the leader
People who have a parochial political culture often don’t care about whoever is their leader. They only believe that the leader is the right person as long as that person does not have any publicly known disgraceful behavior. This is certainly not good for social life considering that a leader must be chosen carefully and must pay attention to all the abilities that are important to have a good leader.