Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Show of Hands

The Little Enchiladita reports from Mexico City that while AMLO anointed himself "legitimate" president through a show of hands at the Zócalo (just like in kindergarten), she was stuck for two hours in her car with her two small children and was unable to reach her destination because of a mass rally somewhere.
She reports the city is in chaos (more?), the passions are inflamed, people are fed up and getting radicalized.
Her friends report that they ventured towards downtown Mexico City, now that the tent city has folded, and apparently the stench of human piss and shit that the tent city left in Avenida Reforma seeped through the closed car windows and made them gag.
Little Enchiladita reports that Cuahutémoc Cardenas got a terrible whistling down in absentia at a PRD rally because he dared contradict AMLO's destructive, insane tactics.
Also, that AMLO's "advisors", corrupt, old-guard politicos like Porfirio Muñoz Ledo and Manuel Camacho Solís, have been run out of fancy restaurants and hotels by outraged patrons. Camacho, apparently feeling the strain from defending the poor so strenuously, booked himself a massage at the J.W. Marriott spa only to be turned away by hostile patrons. I don't know if this is legitimate rumor or urban legend, but I like it. As I've said before, the poor can be excused for buying all this bullshit. I can only imagine their disappointment when they learn that they are being taken for a fantasy ride. It is amazing to me that they fail to recognize in the patronizing, paternalistic, contemptuous attitude of AMLO and his followers, the same kind of populist discourse with which the PRI abused them for 70 years.
But wealthy members of the "intelligentsia" who wine and dine in the most expensive places, who keep their savings safely tucked away in foreign banks, who send their children to private schools and live behind gated compounds with hosts of servants, burgeois lefties whose socialism is and has always been the most asinine, pathetic, unrealistic mental masturbation, people like snot-brained Elena Poniatowska, those people are unforgiveable. Again, it is okay to vote for the PRD if you believe Mexico's injustices need to be redressed. It is unforgiveable to lose yourself to this kind of manipulated frenzy, to abandon all common sense and a true wish for plausible change.
I hate the PAN (rightwing nutjobs) and I hate the PRI (corrupt vermin) and I hate the PRD (spawn of the corrupt vermin). None of them has the slightest idea of what a democracy really is. What we see today in Mexico is a democracy in its infancy, kind of the terrible twos stage, immature, confused, and misguided.
Maybe this is the price we have to pay for it, so brace for it, my dear Mexicans, 'cause coming of age is going to take a long, long time.

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