sábado, 14 de abril de 2012

Mediterranean identity, a factor to enhance

   The peoples of southern Europe, where it has to include France, much as she wants to escape to his fate and identity, have a cultural, biological, social and cultural heritaget that should unite them, rather than put them away.   Our civilization has grown and developed in the Mediterranean basin, first in the Middle East, where the first civilizations were born, then in Egypt, to achieve its great explosion in the Greek civilization, which has brought important contributions both within the Arts, whether the level of Science, examples of which are Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Politics and brought us the Democracy.
   The Roman empire, who succeeded him, brought a model of administration, a language, a pattern that definitively marked the people who lived within its domain.    The barbarian invasions from the center of Europe only brought the darkness in the Middle Age.   It was the audacity and innovative spirit that led to the Portuguese that they put in small boats to discover new worlds outside Europe, scene of successive wars, saturated by a feudal warmongering that enslaved the people, that made our country discover his  vocation,  which is making more sense in this poor and humiliated forgotten corner of Europe .
    Also our neighbor Spain, had an equally large role in this discovery of new worlds, being responsible for the discovery of America and the iberization of Central America, much of South America and an increasing portion of the United States of America.   We can proudly say that Iberian people opened new horizons, expanding the known world, exporting our culture, language and values ​​for various continents, giving rise to new countries, making the first real globalization.
    The French Revolution brought the people to power,  projecting in an unique wayt he ideals of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, well loved by of the world Left and that the Right never had the courage to openly oppose, although it does so in a covert way.
     And Germany? The German arrogance brought to the world two bloody conflicts that ever left them humiliated and destroyed, a lesson they should never forget.    It was precisely the devastating effect of World War II that led to the creation of a European community, in way to could serve as a buffer to any expansionist and bellicose desire capable to bring back the pain of the war once more to this continent.   Today the European Union is divided into PIIGS not PIIGS. I think it is time for PIIGS raise his head, honor their past and make a fist on the table - and if I need a kick - in a Europe that rejects them,  to unite around a common plan which made valid again the European project .
   It is my conviction that if Latin countries of southern Europe ( PIIGS +France) ara acapable of organize collectively and acting together, can act as a new cultural, economic and military capacity  giant, to assert itself independently in a globalized world, with ability to survive of an utopian Europe, germanocentric and increasingly nationalist, sinking day by day.

quarta-feira, 4 de abril de 2012

12M. Portugal, one year later ... What is the difference?

He spent a year since the 12M, the demonstration of portuguese indignados, and in that time wat has changed? The Right came to power!In Portugal and Spain! How can the youth revolt, which envolved the whole society and not just precarious workers has become a massive vote on the Right, who defends the precarity, deconstructs the wellfarel state, increasing the gap between the very rich and very poor and leaves the strategic sectors in the hands of a faceless and soulless capitalism ? Just because the Left has failed to convince almost no one. But why the Left has failed to convince hardly anyone? Because the Left has encysted in a cycle of decadance! The Left is no longer a set of values, an ideology, to become a caste of good speakers who move in the power, using a benefits package mirroring those assigned to a feudal Right, but better moving in the proximity between public and private interests.The Left is not more a rational Left to become a libertarian Left, where freedom is confused with anarchy and irrationality replaced the equilibrium in which the duties have been replaced exclusively para rights.

A Left without rules,  consumerist , opportunistic and hypocritical does not work, or rather, only works as there are those who pay for the ramblings of those who took power with the promise  to promote the realization of the wishes of a headless body who use the vote as if they were watching a football game! Of course, the Right which is rulling us will fall and the  Left wiil return to power.
I hope that during this time the Left can understand why she failed,  understand the reality of a world inevitably globalized, to be sober, ecological, sustentable, to promote individual happiness by promoting collective happiness, to be an example to be able to enforce the rules, be humanist without falling into the facilitisme, be fraternal without losing authority, and without forgetting that the world is composed of human beings who have feelings, individual desires and affections.