A president who cannot “give papaya”

“Man is further away from himself when he speaks with his face uncovered. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.” Oscar Wilde
The cards were uncovered before the elections. Many of those who lost power went into rebellion against the new legitimate president of Colombia. Many joined him, forming a Historical Pact, obtaining votes and positions, but who are not identified with his government program, nor with the idea of ​​a fair, participatory, decent and ethical social democracy. In that pack of opponents there will be few who will act honestly and defend the ideas of that movement.
His start has been much better than everyone predicted; journalists with a bad reputation and a worse conscience did it. Magazines with prepaid commentators did it, “opinion leaders” with a price, but without values. Ethics is not important for those who manage information as a lucrative business, manipulating the masses, distorting the truth, lying; they support misrepresentations, they echo accommodated phrases, out of context to harm and cause uncertainty.
The military forces that have very honest people, also have scourges that do not feel ashamed to behave like criminals. Our defense institutions have been sullied by people without honor and without shame, causing irreparable damage to the institutions they represent. Nothing is going to stop the military insurgents who do not accept change. It is a fight without scruples and without dignity, in which private interests prevail over the common good. They do not recognize themselves as servants of a State. They are convinced that with the reason of force, they can destroy the force of reason. They will do whatever it takes to create chaos and destabilize institutions, with the support of right-wing extremists who have no ideas, but have many interests.
Not getting involved in the Nicaraguan problem was a wise decision, when we have differences over the possession of water and land, which an unscrupulous dictator wants to take over, without morals, without conscience; a miserable psychopath who manages his dictatorship with absolute disregard for all the governing precepts of civilized, democratic and free countries. From the civilized world, only strong social democracies, like the European ones, the governments of some American neighbors, will respect and support a non-violent and non-traumatic change for Colombia. For others, chaos will be a delicacy, which they will swallow with greed, happily, because they know that if there is no peace, they can hide their rottenness, lack of government and dishonesty.
Petro cannot fall into that game, when he enters to comment on the elections for a new Constitution in Chile. That will only bring you trouble and criticism from extremists and the disempowered here and there. His function is to make changes that do not wait in Colombia a reality, without allowing himself to be confronted by those who have always opposed him, just because that is how they undermined Colombia throughout its republican history, weak but supposedly democratic.
Everyone knows that Uribe and his entourage of extremist courtiers will do whatever it takes to destabilize his government. It’s only been a month and they make him responsible for everything they left behind during the last 20 years, especially with the clown and puppet who ruled us for the last 4 years, in which everything was stolen, they made a holiday; nothing had value, one could commit a crime without penalty but with glory, without caring about the fate of millions of Colombians who live in oblivion and extreme poverty; those dispossessed of their lands, those forced to abandon them, in order to increase the possession and illegal appropriation of vacant lots, for people who do not need them.
You have appointed people of the highest quality in government ministries and organizations, but you cannot forget that you still have entities in the hands of people for whom legality and honesty are worth nothing. A country that elects a murderer and a criminal in the Electoral Council is doomed to live in permanent disgrace.
In a way, Mr. President, you must be careful with what you say and do, because they will not forgive you for anything. He begins by purging the unscrupulous that surround him, give real importance to the armed forces, with human reforms, that serve its members. He does not believe in Escafs, Polos, Rodolfos, Lizcanos, nor in their similarities; those will undoubtedly be the ones to set the traps for you, and they will come out stronger if there is chaos.
“It is wise not to trust entirely those who have deceived us once.” Rene Descartes.

A president who cannot “give papaya”