Skip to comments.South America’s Autumn of Anger
Posted on 10/30/2019 6:38:51 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
QUITO, ECUADOR Protesters here in this capital city dug up cobblestones to throw at the police and set fire to the office of the comptroller general.
In Peru, enraged marchers picketed Congress and images of a traffic cone, hurled from a distance, crashing onto a lawmaker's head went viral. In Chile, protesters clashed with police, looted shops and burned buses. And in Bolivia, marchers have been peacefully confronting police decked out in full riot gear across the country.
Across South America, October has been a month of public fury at elected leaders, in expressions ranging from social media ridicule to lethal clashes in the streets between masked youths and law enforcement. Some have likened the protesters, especially those in Chile, to the "Yellow Vest" movement in France. States of emergency and curfews were declared in Ecuador earlier in the month, and this week in Chile and Bolivia.
Although the precise triggers and broader political dynamics are distinct in each country, underlying issues appear to resonate beyond the region and chime with the wave of populist politics sweeping the world: economic inequality, corruption and elected leaders out of touch with the citizenry.
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People should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people.
Around the world, people are standing up, or trying to.
Build the wall 50’ higher and 50’ wider. And HURRY.
Why the left in this country is so rabid, they want our guns so we are defenseless against their mental illness and their destructive agenda
They are rioting against the results of the socialism and atheism that they voted for.
Autumn or Spring?
“”What they have in common is this complete lack of trust in political parties and leaders,” says Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington think tank. “There is just this enormous discontent that leaders seem so disconnected from the people they represent.””
The swamp is everywhere!
The phenomenon is easy to explain. Everyone of us, including the politicos and bureaucrats, care first and foremost about our self interests. The power, the perks, the prestige the fame are the interests those people share in common regardless of party and thus they band together to protect them.
The answer is less centralized government with most of the power concentrated in the localities where it would be much easier to hold the politicos feet to the fire. It was what the founders intended, but we’ve been going the other way since the beginning. Reversing it would take nothing short of a revolution.
Instead of decentralized power and having people make decisions locally as far as possible, the “solution” is always a stronger, more authoritarian and centralized government that the people have no control over.
I'm reading the latest book in the Monster Hunters International series titled "Guardian". There is a small description of the Portuguese government that made me think, "This is exactly how our own liberals think." See excerpt below:
The little I know of the Portuguese system of government was that it's the same kind of controlling, super-regulating state as most of Europe. But the feeling I was starting to get from the people told me that while they vote for jerks who regulated everything, they were convinced this was needed so other people behaved properly, while each individual by himself had the absolute certainty that the rules didn't apply to them. Each individual was an anarchist in a country that wanted to control everything. - Monster Hunter Guardian by Larry Correia and Sarah A Hoyt - Simon & Schuster Books
It seems that each liberal believes that when their dreamed of utopia is achieved, that they will be the one at the top making the decisions for everyone else. Now that the rules they adopted are being applied to them as well...well...that's an outrage.
South Americas Autumn of Anger
Umm, it’s spring in South America.
” Good afternoon. Wide World of Sports is in the little republic of San Marcos where we’re going to bring you a live, on the spot assassination. They’re going to kill the president of this lovely Latin American country and replace him with a military dictatorship. And everybody is about as excited and tense as can be. The weather on this Sunday afternoon is perfect; and if you’ve just joined us, we’ve seen a series of colorful riots that started with the traditional bombing of the American embassy - a ritual as old as the city itself.”
The little I know of the Portuguese system of government was that it’s the same kind of controlling, super-regulating state as most of Europe.
The second I read this sentence, I thought “Sarah!”
And I was right. She & Larry Correia are shining stars in the universe of science fiction.
And hence, the situation we seem to be speeding towards.
Yup, I love the writing of both these authors.
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