I have tried to keep this blog apart from issues that lead to subjectivity and provoke the soul to be torn by particular opinions (except football); But living a few years, working others, almost being born there and developing friendships with many natives has made at least dedicate a post to line the subject.
I refer to the case of Honduras, where the state of apparent democratic peace for many years is about to end unless something supernatural happens. In an image of 450 pixels barely seen on the map, only the 2% of the visitors of the last few days have arrived at this blog from that country, even so it is the ninth country.
Honduras lived the shadow of coups almost all the last century, say the experts in the matter (to live it and not to know it) that in this country 3 dead are enough for it to be a coup d'etat. The international media are transmitting what they have been able to understand best, we must be here to understand it (if that is possible).
Without trying to be an ideologist, aware that the policy is not compatible with the dwg format, here are five agreements:
1. The main culprit is corruption
In all our Latin American countries this has been a virus that has damaged the confidence in our politicians, we also wondered if there are corrupt people who could make important changes for the sake of the majority.
Nobody can deny, that in the depths of his being there is a list of politicians who have 30 years sucking from the state boob, and will continue there for 30 more, inheriting his last name from his children. That happens all over the world, but it is also corruption and it is closing the opportunity to non-political people who have much to contribute ... and believe it or not, they could have more accurate ideas.
2. There is a social debt, which must be paid
Speaking with friends, who have very good economic conditions, they themselves recognize that there is a large social debt to pay. This situation sooner or later explodes, and people are willing to take the opportunity.
I am a supporter of social causes in a country where the vast majority have been eating mT3rda, pity that left-wing leadership models are terrible examples to follow. But the social convulsions are necessary for changes, what happened, the social debt must be paid by someone ... someday; we only hope that it does not cost the dead 72,000 of El Salvador.
In the end it is necessary to happen to bring about changes.
3. The Facebook generation must come
But we are all aware that new generations must emerge, and not the heirs of their parents' politics. It is terrible to see that after two days, there is no contingency, only good intentions, but no clear plans.
Given this, new leadership must emerge, they must take advantage of the situation to create contingency, make plans without despair and make their way without losing the credibility of the majorities. The opportunity to assume power, they will have it in their time, but once there they do not forget that they are the Facebook generation (to give them a name).
4. Nobody has the absolute truth
I do not want to fall into the same mistake, there will never be an absolute truth in this, because if we go to the bottom, everyone is to blame; some for acting, others for not doing it, some for letting themselves be handled, others for believing that they are so enlightened that everyone else is wrong. But in the end, there are principles commonly accepted by all, these must be followed while they are valid, conscious that over time they will be obsolete because democratic models are dynamic.
5. The two ends do not have a solution
One extreme defends social causes, the other defends sovereignty, one claims to be in the name of the people, the other claims to be the people, one says that he is leaving, the other wants to arrive. But both extremes do not seem to show a solution or have proven to be so.
The exhaust valves of the preservatives and the radical ends on the left are not a solution. Countries require more long-term planning with the discipline they prefer to give up so that everyone wins, instead of fire-fighting actions to get along with what "my mind" says I should please.
The last year I spent a week in Bolivia, Right in the time of the rebellion of Santa Cruz, so that I could see that the truths of the international media did not look much like the people in the same place; A week next to a American middle class, and what he thinks of Obama and his country is another story; I was about to become an orphan when the War of Farabundo Martí forced me to flee; I spent several years working for someone who spent his spare time writing a vision of a country, without having plans to be president.
So when my Spanish friends consulted me on the Facebook chat that was going on, I had serious doubts if I told them what I thought or sent them to the media that have extreme truths. Because if I understand something is that in this life, nobody has the absolute truth ... except me.
I could put myself aside, and hide behind 985 words of this post, recognizing that while some suffer the crisis looking for a strategy that outstrips the other side, I could go to run 45 minutes, with my son's Ipod, take an adrenaline rush , Spend paying the endless fee of my credit card, listen to the opinions of the media and calm back to my house where my children were waiting to play with the Wii.
The thing is, I do not feel right anymore.
If you are going to act, do it for your principles, I am a technological poet, not an ideologist. But you, you do not need advice on what you should do.
Follow your ideals.