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(en) Brazil, CAB:[FARPA-AL]Now they want to talk about fighting hunger (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Sun, 18 Sep 2022 08:16:10 +0300

From electoral debates to government programs, the fight against hunger, poverty and misery has been heard repeatedly in the pulpits and platforms of candidates for the Government of Alagoas. Mixed between the nitpicking and performances of the opponents among themselves, these opponents of the people are unconvincing. ---- Data that used to go unnoticed today are conveniently used to demonstrate the harsh reality of a state that, in fact, grows in conditions of hunger, illiteracy, the absolute lack of prospects for work and sustenance. What they point out as a solution: tax exemption and business development, or palliative measures (urgently necessary but, alone, insufficient) of aid grants. They put the fight against hunger as propaganda, while ignoring the complexity and how their own decisions - within the personal political history of their allies, parties, and coalitions - even ACCENTATED the hunger situation.

Where does Paulo Dantas' trajectory show that he intends to fight poverty? He arrived "at the last minute" taking over the government of Renan Filho (MDB), of which he was deputy, and tried to hurriedly release various measures aimed at elections. However, if your demarcation is the story of the former governor and son of Renan Calheiros, let him also bear the burden: it is not possible to forget how much FECOEP was tied up and used in a dispersed way, leaving those who need it most in fact in a helplessness situation - and we are talking about a fund that had more than R$ 800 million!

Where does the trajectory of Fernando Collor de Mello (PROS) point towards someone who really wants to think about those who need it most? He who is the flag bearer of Bolsonarism and anti-people measures, who defaulted on savings and today defaults to his company's former workers. He also voted in favor of the so-called "secret budget", which allocates funds to the Budget through the rapporteur's amendments. In addition to voting for what would be a new labor reform in order to make life even more difficult for young workers, who could be hired without the right to vacation, 13th, FGTS and other labor rights. If the measure had been approved, it would have made it even more difficult to inspect slave-like labor, increase the working hours of miners, reduce overtime payments, etc.

Where did Rodrigo Cunha's (PSDB) trajectory demonstrate legitimate social interest, when he voted in favor of the Social Security Reform, the PEC dos Precatórios that will manage R$ 100 billion of the Precatórios for Auxílio Brasil, in an electoral dynamic that handles the Ceiling of Spending, but not a penny among the richest. In fact, Cunha, who preaches transparency so much, also voted in favor of the Secret Budget.

From Rui Palmeira, the story comes from here in Maceió and we don't forget that it was his management who built a cost containment plan that intended to mortify the retirement of municipal servants and other attacks on the civil service. It was he who consummated the extinction of the Vila dos Pescadores de Jaraguá, bringing absurd impacts felt until today by the traditional fishing community that today struggles for sustenance, still facing illness, deaths, to benefit economic segments with the deepening of the process of segregation, hygiene and racism. environmental.

Speaking of housing, we extend to environmental issues, where the silence is brutal on the part of ALL OF THEM regarding the impacts of criminal mining committed by BRASKEM, which today slip much more than in the five neighborhoods directly affected. In the eviction and absurd impunity of a company that, in the end, will WIN with all the destruction caused against the people.

Fighting selective hunger? How is this possible? Contributing with everything that strengthens the insecurity of life, housing, security, health, education and obviously food of the people? Nothing new and so deserving of the criticism made in the 1920s by Maria Lacerda de Moura: "It is not a question of smearing the cause of the bloody wound of misery, even at the heart of opulence, alongside idleness that cynically enjoys itself after throw a few nickels at the starving, nickels stolen from the hard work of the exploited of wages. There is only the concern of throwing a crumb into the gaping mouth of hunger, perhaps to be left in peace... And having fun at the expense of pain, bitterness, hunger, is to insult suffering".

It is the trap of charity that limits itself to uprooting the dignity of the people and demobilizing them, as she adds: "It is when we come to the conclusion that charity humiliates, depreciates, devirilizes; it defies the one who gives and the one who receives; when we feel that the solution to human problems is not charity that suffocates all the inner fibers from which, from the gaping faces of misery and leftovers, the superfluous; the charity that strangles all the latent energies of those who stretch out their hands to slavishly receive what is left of the orgies and exploitation of those who live at the expense of other people's work; when, by itself, the morality on which the prevailing society feeds decrees the bankruptcy, that odious morality, of the pious rich and the poor classes receiving alms, of charitable and exploited exploiters calculatedly guarded by the armed force, which maintains external passivity. .

It is not a matter of just pointing out the history one by one, to discredit the intentionality of the fight against hunger.
Here we denounce the hypocrisy of speeches that do not match the practice, while we understand that even the best-intentioned with a coherent posture, and who even denounce this type of practice, by placing themselves in this place of candidacy in Alagoas, dispute a a place that - within the political trick of the representative regime - will be able to accomplish little for the good of the people, in fact, it will be able to do almost nothing for it alone to "bring the people to power". Not within this institutional framework, since the construction of popular power will not come from the top down.

To those who still realized: there was no woman, and even if there were, we still remember when Lacerda de Moura notes how much "that these claims cannot be limited to charitable action or a simple right to vote that does not come, any way to resolve the question of human happiness and will be restricted to a very limited number of women." Her context in keeping with the time was critical of the misrepresentations of feminism interpreted through suffragist eyes, but it is what she says about the fight against misery that touches us so much.

It is necessary to be very, very careful, with the traps posed by the charitable takeover of the electoral process. It is still worth how much "we owe to governmental superstition, to sectarian religious superstition, to patriotic superstition, to nationalist superstition, to the superstition of material progress, to the greed of the few and the servility of the majority - the predominance of this civilization of two social classes: the of the rich and the poor. Humanity will find it difficult to understand that social life could unfold in an environment of solidarity, of mutual assistance, without masters or slaves, without protectors and protégés, without parliamentary representations in graduated mediocracies".

It may cost, Maria, but the day will come.

And that is why this conversation is not one of hopelessness. As Malatesta puts it, "we are not simply a negative force, but we want to be and we are an active, operative, effective force in the struggle for emancipation". It is with him that we also know how much "the isolated, occasional propaganda, which is often done with the aim of calming your conscience, or simply to give free rein to your passion for discussion, this propaganda is for nothing or next to nothing. It is forgotten, it is lost before its effects can be added to one another and become fruitful, in view of the conditions of unconsciousness and misery of the masses and, on the other hand, all the forces that are against us. "

It's not just hopelessness in voting or criticism of charity: What we understand is just that the path of hope in a better world is not that way. And as many times as necessary, we bet that, instead of representation by a State that decides from the top down, only in the organization of those below that we can face and enforce our rights and, above all, actually fight hunger by reaching its causes, taking care of what is emergency on its own, building a future in which it has no more ground to exist.

The rich will not return in peace what they took from us. They won't return it on the platforms or when they come down from it in their offices. Will not return. The trap of charity that buys votes is well aware of this and therefore needs hunger to exist. It is this charity that confronts everything we bet on: an emancipated, libertarian society that takes root while taking care of emergencies through mutual support. It is this mutual help that shows solidarity while building a new reality shoulder to shoulder. The campaign to combat hunger that we invite is, therefore, an opposite and concrete path. It does not involve choosing candidates, but choosing people, social movements, neighborhoods, schools, unions, to build solutions collectively.

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