People expected to be served from the government. Once this is met, there is a more cohesive society. In the cases where it is not possible, there will be the leading to chaos in the society. The people are found to face a system that is against their interest. These cause the people in the communities to worsen their quality of life. They are not allowed to grow. This stifling of the growth of the people causes certain level of backlash (Bartlett 71). In this system where there is not enough meeting of the issue, there is chaos in the society. The people use the tool of voting to address these concerns of the people.
The people in power and the elitist try to control the people by using a number of techniques. They berate, bribe, intimidate or attack the people who question the authority.
In Cudahy, candidates who dared to participate in the elections were languished by the officials . One of the candidates had a Molotov cocktail that was flung inside candidates premises. There were cases where bribe was a normal function and there were also rigged elections (Vives). Drugs were used to control the people and there was the use of armed bodyguards. These were the governmental authorities who used their power to create a system where the people were controlled. For example, Mayor David Silva, Councilman Osvaldo Conde and Angel Perales were convicted of acting bribes for setting up of a marijuana dispensary store (Associated Press). These show that the governmental authorities used a number of techniques to control the people. These in turn cause the common people in the communities to become victims of the processes. These were some of the techniques that were used by the authorities to control the people. The ways in which the people overcome these techniques are explained in the following.