Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Parallel, my ass

Mexico's electoral court has rejected the allegations of fraud by AMLO but he, who is apparently not aware that he is commiting political hara-kiri, is vowing to set up a parallel government. Excuse me? That he lives in a parallel universe is now obvious to everyone, but that doesn't mean that the whole country needs to tailspin into an endless political twilight zone. His behavior is not only utterly insane, but totally unacceptable and he is plainly looking to provoke violent confrontation. As Mr. Ex-Enchilada pointed out, at this point in the proceedings, all he wants is to become a martyr, because he suffers from Jesus complex.
I think that the government's measured response so far has been, though probably frustrating to the citizens who want normalcy to resume, the best strategy to wear out this maniac and his poor, misguided followers. But at a certain point, he needs to be stopped. He cannot abduct the country at will. If his party had any responsible brains; not political, opportunistic, manipulative brains, they'd try to contain the damage themselves, by neutralizing him, confronting him, and forcing him to save face in a mature, responsible manner, but apparently nobody else is at the wheel of the PRD. Which is not surprising, but it is very disheartening.
Since the recent birth of Mexican democracy, only six years ago, Mexico is still at the immature, infantile stages of democracy, and the concept is bandied about and misused by its politicians, who wouldn't know real democracy if it kicked them in the ass.
It's not a coincidence that there is a spoof of Barney singing songs to AMLO in youtube.

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