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(en) Anarkismo.net: Colombia, MedellÃn (A) cobble, No.22, January-February - EDITORIAL - "The value of peace or peace as a business"

Date Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:07:21 +0200

Maintaining autonomy in the construction of the thematic agenda for each issue, the newspaper The Stinger's still poses as one of the main elements for the performance of a communication released to existing forms in which it occurs, that is, as an instrument alienating generator of a steamroller and ignorance of social facts. ---- Still, not wanting to play this strange coincidence that almost all media babble about the same issues, whether from different positions, we can not overlook the fact that the FARC-EP are in Havana in formal talks with the Colombian state. It seems important that peace be now an illusion of great change, to offer an approach that asks: how capital is not only economic benefits but also the war in its opposite: the pax [1]? Answer that question would be to understand key aspects of our local social reality, Colombia.

Social war in Colombia, which has to do with social classes, between them or within them, is characterized by an old history of armed confrontations since the same colonization process, including the creation of the Colombian state as a political form of owners of northwestern South America, to the present day: the era of the state as a political form to aspire, even by the rebels.

State control has been imposed as the end, as the possibility of practical realization of utopias and the only mechanism that can organize society at the whim of his executioners. As dominant idea significantly displaced other forms, and even having colonized culture of rebellion, today only anarchist groups, a minority within their own Marxism and communism, and some indigenous communities of Cauca, pose as social foundation of effective autonomy over State and Capital, without trying to emulate its institutions and procedures. In our history, weapons and war have been central elements of Colombian society.

But to gain the capitalist rulers and a period without armed confrontation with the guerrillas?, Why in exacerbations in general trading company, trying to finish negotiating the social antagonism between two opposing parties only?, Is the cause of social hierarchy, no influence of our own lives, the work product of effort into the wrong hands, can be overcome in a pact between two real actors armed power, a gradual submission relating to the other?

For discussion we consider two levels.

In politics:
Maybe today in the minds of the fractions having Santos and keep in office may be echoing this concern: What benefits can lead to an armistice with the FARC-EP to the economic model that consolidates today? Obviously, ask that question in the same breast bourgeois is not easy, because the capitalist accumulators of land and livestock representatives of a significant fraction see nothing desirable the issue of land ownership and usage. While other fractions may be seeing a possible scenario beneficial careless exploitation of mining and energy resources and agro-industrial products.

The "General Agreement for ending the conflict and building a stable and lasting peace" [2] consists of a 6-point agenda in which, the first is the one that is most striking: "The policy of agricultural development integral ". The Colombian government is not worried about political participation (second item on the agenda) under state mechanisms. The same story can attest that the bureaucratic system, elections and political parties, have been a filter and a barrier which has to pass all aspiration to state power, and certainly the political movement to collect veterans FARC-EP and other opponents, will have to beat those big electoral machines of the Colombian oligarchy. And if you still can cast the funnel, and are known tactics that would eradicate the problem, for example, the genocide of the Patriotic Union.

In short, the political value that certain bourgeois fractions can be seen in the so-called peace, will focus on: legitimacy of institutions, increasing numbers of voters and participation in the electoral system, legitimacy of authority, justice and State sovereignty, delegitimization and systematic repression of other forms of popular resistance because peace has already been agreed and major fractures in social movements.

While there is a continuity of economic models, among which stand out the session public functions to private capital, the extractive economy, energy production, foreign investment, infrastructure upgrading and conversion of productive roles in different regions as a result of the FTA, monocultures for the production of agro-fuels, the consolidation of a financial capital Colombians strong and internationalization, in the balance, can be outweighing the cost of peace than war itself.

Given the avalanche of proposals of the FARC-EP in relation to land titling, their potential uses, handling and benefits, it seems not unreasonable delivery of public lands and other seized by the government. Small agricultural regions are demarcated and respected, taking into account respect to mining property and private property, ensuring the economic role that today less interested, the agriculture and food production.

Beyond this short analysis that tries to find the arguments for which benefits may be more peace for capital and authority, ie a momentary change in the paradigm of war as a business, so we hope the reader is that dares to think if the rule of capital and the state as its insurer is it really possible as vociferous peace?

In these times we have to maintain a strong voice in the midst of so much noise arising from peace show. Since the scope of the powerful reasons why there is, in the balance of the policy, an actor who merely eliminate the current accelerated exploitation mining and energy resources can mean a rent increase, and hand, dip in the ocean procedures and state mechanisms subverted a lot of people that prevent the exploitation of resources and effective control of the territory.

Peace or war? Powerful ready their calculators. That is the business.

The (A) Gihon. January-February 20013

[1] The pax concerning a state that refuses longing for the fact that the State is the main facilitator of the war in general, etymologically derived from Latin and defines the idea of ââa period of stability, without wars and pacts, as it was also used to refer to agreement or tribute. Historically, mark a golden age so nostalgic remembered by Western culture.

[2] http://www.mesadeconversaciones.com.co/sites/default/files/AcuerdoGeneralTerminacionConflicto.pdf
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