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