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(en) colectivo libertario evora: There is no dog nor cat that does not want to represent us ... (pt) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:02 +0300

As anarchists and libertarians, determined in the radical change of society and in the transformation of the social relations of power and production, we are told little by electoral folklore that, every four years, they collect the cattle to take to the polling station, closing His paper in an "urn", that is, in a place destined to the dead, in which the vote counts for nothing because the whole game is already predetermined by those who manage the strings of capital and power. If voting were to change anything, as libertarians have always said, voting would already be prohibited. ---- However, as a collective based in Évora nothing of what happens here is indifferent to us, so, after careful reflection, we decided to intervene in these elections. No, of course! Presenting lists or participating in the comedy-sick show of the local elections - which could be a moment of affirmation of the place and of the citizens' proposals, in the spirit of the assembly of libertarian municipalism, and became a caricature of the most retrograde and reactionary Has partisan political activism in his recurring assertion of "vote for me that I am better than the partner on the side", transforming local life into a swamp similar to that existing in terms of national politics, where the interests and way of life of Parties and their leaders (large, medium and small) overlap with the needs and interests of the general population.

Not to speak, of course, of the corruption that is generalized to the other strata of power. Whether local or national, corruption and public use by the private (whether personal, partisan or group) is distributed in a very equal way.

No! We would not intervene in this way because it would mean that we also wanted to participate in the banquet of representation and the use and abuse of public goods for their own or group advantage and that, rather than fighting for another society, we would be taking advantage of the crumbs it provides to Who follow their dictates.

No! Let's intervene by word and analysis. To show that the little reines and rainhitas who appear for the dance do not differentiate them and who could well dance together, without this multiplicity of acronyms and slogans; Than to the blatant violence of these electoral periods, other periods have been - and there will be others - in which concord reigns and that everything boils down to a question of places and who is in power; That of all these shining heads, all together, there is no idea to change the world and society, but at best, how to help her survive and be more effective in her effort of prey and domination. '

It's so sweet, it's so good, listening to them in opposition and then when, in the chairs of power, they perform exactly what they criticized in previous management ...

Let us now turn to this fact which seems always so essential in the usual politicians: renewal. Or, as they say, policy change. We know that they might even be the best candidates in the world, but we also know that it is impossible to change the system from the inside. But then, what will be possible with these candidates who present themselves to us, all political people, bereft of parties, full of vices and manhas, and although the age in this case is not a post, closer to the reform than to the capacity Of great transformations or changes?

Where is the suggested renewal? Why all this sight of doubtful taste?

The CDU holds its candidate, political and autarkic professional, who managed to reconquer Évora to join the PCP coalition with himself four years ago: Carlos Pinto Sá, 59 years old, mayor since 1993 (Montemor, later Évora);

The PS, after the collapse and defeat four years ago, advances with Elsa Teigão, 50, a teacher and leader of the county, trying to recover the lost ground;

The PSD, with only one councilman in the Chamber, bets on its current deputy, António Costa e Silva, 49;

The Left Bloc, without any councilman, insists on Maria Helena Figueiredo, 62 years old, while the CDS, who never had any elected in the municipal organs of the county, advances with Pedro d'Orey Manoel, 48, just to make a number.

I admit they are already yawning. And the proposals of each of them have not yet arrived. They may be less ambitious than the 20 subway stations of Cristas para Lisboa, but there will be promises for all tastes. From now until the end of September is the season of hunting.

Citizen voters do not distract yourself. If you are caught unawares, whether in Geraldo Square, next to the market or even in a suburban street, there is no kiss, no handshake or selfie that you can escape! And I can not imagine what the Fair will be this year ...

Of all this we will be giving news.

Luis Bernardo

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