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The “Great Ostrich”

What good is it to us to hide our head in the earth like an ostrich, rather than mature and solve our problems?

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It must be an instinct of preservation: when there is something that bothers us, we don't want to see it. We're oypically being the ball-headed. Like the ostrich.


In Buenos Aires, we spent 20 years enduring systematic, even programmed, light outages every summer. Inside, they have to have generators, because in the fields the light does not reach. Unmeasured heat? No, I don't. Lack of investment by private companies and absent State. When we had electricity, we put the air conditioner on 18. He sucked us an egg if others had no light. Then we'd picket on the street and that's it. No one gave us a ball, obviously. But when it comes to voting, we forget.

We spent 20 years enduring that they financed the services of electricity, gas, water, trains and collectives with funds from the ANSES and issuance of currency. They took out the money from the pensioners and denied them compensation and 82% mobile. There, much we say, we don't protest. Although we should have, because we pay pensions for workers.

The collectives were all made hangers; the trains derailed, didn't work or crashed (in Eleven, due to lack of maintenance, 51 people died). And traveling by plane was only for rich and porteños. When it comes to voting, we forget.

In 15 years we went from being a gas exporting country to an importer. It is obvious that if you have a natural resource, it is cheaper to extract it than to import it. We were buying something we had left. Motives? Unknown. Guess: when it came to voting, we didn't care.

In a RICO country, we had 13% annual average inflation. Countries like us are at the most 4%. And very few of them had huge soybean crops, paid 50% more than what is paid today. I'm talking about tens of billions of dollars. But we didn't complain about inflation, because the bondi came out 50 cents.

La Plata was flooded and the government admitted the suspicious sum of only 90 people killed. In Santa Fe, as many others. Indness of the weather? No, I don't. Lack of works, that's all. But we still vote without thinking.

80% of CONURBAN Bonaerense has no basic services (sewers, running water, electricity on the streets); let alone asphalt. But of course, black people are used to it; they are not screwed to lose all furniture with every flood.

We went to Europe with the boys, the uncles and the cousins. And now we don't want to pay the card...

Let's get our head back into the ground, see if we can get it off. Or that way we can try to mature, reason, be objective, not blame others, get to work quietly. And have the country that we should not only have, the one that we deserve, we who break our orthos working every day without screwing anyone and paying taxes. The country we can have.

Publication Date: 18/02/2019

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By: SiorBeniamino 18 February, 2019

Uno piensa: cuando vivís en una oligarquía, que podés hacer? Aunsi nadie llega a las votaciones, un presidente será elegido. Los chetos egoístas hacen lo que quieran: cómo podemos quebrantar este ciclo, este sistema?

By: Bob Ventura 20 February, 2019

Estimado: no tengo respuesta a tu inquietud; imagino que nadie la tiene. Dicen que la democracia es el mejor sistema. Ejerzamos el voto con responsabilidad, no queda otra. Gracias por leer. Saludos.

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