The Colombian people (La Picota, Bogotá) | international


It is the reality show syndrome: the reality inside, completely lost in its presumed omnipresence, the participant utters a phrase similar to "the whole country knows who I am …" instead of saying that a handful of spectators of a program look at it as at a zoo of wild animals. Some social network characters also experience, with tens or thousands or hundreds of thousands of followers, the same illusion that the whole world is in tune with their reactions. The only thing missing was that, in his speech last Thursday, President Duque released the phrase "we share the indignation of the Colombian people with the decision of the Special Peace Jurisdiction, JEP, to order the freedom of defendants for drug trafficking in the US aka Jesus Santrich! "

The next day, Santrich, a former FARC commander, tried to commit suicide in his cell at the La Picota prison when he learned he would be extradited, but was healed in prison and retaken by the prosecutor's office: he is insured that There is new evidence that he returned to the joys after the peace agreement.

Before committing the grave error, of eternal beginner, of transforming Santrich into a symbol of peace, it would have to be said that Colombia started last week because I had to start: with a courageous campaign, a leader in my place, made so that it crosses the backbone of this company is the news that since 1 January 2018 they have killed 317 social leaders. On Wednesday, the prosecutor announced his resignation, said he was outraged by the PEC's decision, but the alarming thing is that they killed Wilson Saavedra, a former FARC commander who participated in the peace talks, and reached 139 number of ex-guerrillas killed. . And on Saturday, thanks to the testimony of brave soldiers, the New York Times revealed the return of extrajudicial executions due to the old policy of giving results at all costs.

And no, "the Colombian people" is not a unit disgusted by the decisions of the PEC, but a complex, struggling people, in default to agree on the minimum: the "no kill" of their faith. And yes, most of the "Colombian people," according to Gallup, disapprove of Duque's work, believes things are getting worse and less suspicious of the PEC than the prosecutor's office. And it would be another country if its president had given hard speeches that would make it clear that the true symbol of peace are the hundreds of murdered leaders and the hundreds of leaders that must be protected, if the governed and their leaders shared the indignation for the violence that was generated in the State, if that culture was finally banned from that idea – of culture that was not educated, but evangelized – that there are "good deaths" here.

This Colombian week began with a redundancy: the search for political peace between the forces of the establishment. It has not been insisted that the law does not know transitional justice because it does not know armed conflict. The word "patocracy" was not used, which according to Lobaczewski, the Polish chemist, is the government of pseudo-moral psychopaths who encyst in institutions. It was not recognized that being president of Colombia in this government was once again reduced to presiding over the war on drugs, nor that the end of the FARC, which did more harm to the law than to the FARC, showed that we will continue to be a Country at war – with the corruption and dehumanization it brings – as long as we continue to cultivate in vain and extradite in vain, as if we expelled our weakness before the United States. Who knows what the Colombian population thinks, but we should surrender, without further delay, to respect for life.

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