Right to say "yes", and right -and often duty- to say "no"

Monday, January 27, 2014

Agree or disagree, expressing freely, without restrictions.

Only in recent years,

-If it has been said no when the twosome Reagan-Thatcher promoted the substitution of the "democratic principles" -as well established in the Constitution of UNESCO since 1945- by the market laws, and the United Nations by plutocratic groups, G7, G8...G20!

 -If it has been said no with a truly popular outcry to the Iraq invasion! If it has been said no to a monetary union in Europe without a previous economical and political union!

-If it has been said no to that fateful day of May 10th, 2010 in which the “great domain” imposed its guidelines of total economical dependence!

-If it has been said no to the health, education, science and justice cuts!

-If it has been said no to the reactionary LOMCE (Law on Education)! If it has been said no to the amazing progressive reduction of "historical memory", leaving many facts unclear, leaving many open wounds!

etc., etc., etc.

Until recently, most citizens could not express.  They remained silent and silenced.  Not now.  Now, digital technology allows many people to express themselves progressively.  And the voice of the people can be, it will be very soon, the expression of citizen power, essential in a genuine democracy.

I understand there are many people who refrain from expressing his opinion owing to the harmful outcomes that can be originated from it. But I encourage all others to join their voice or their cry -"we will always have the word" said Blas Infante- to show, always without violence, what they think should not be accepted in the context of civil liberties.

It is not tolerable that each day is invested in military expenditures and armament more than 3 billion dollars when dozens and dozens of people die of hunger, and it is not tolerable that 2 billion people living below the poverty threshold, and it is not tolerable that, with total disregard of our intergenerational commitments, we let the habitability of Earth to be deteriorated, and it is intolerable that 85 people have a fortune equivalent to 3.5 billion people, half of humanity...

And it is not tolerable to see today how it is intended to "cut" the scope of global justice, when Spain was at the forefront...

Let us say no. Or to say yes when we believe we should agree but being owners of our destiny. Otherwise, we would deserve the terrible sentence of Albert Camus that I say frequently "I despised them because being able to do so much, they ventured so little”.