After 40 years of democracy, Argentina faces an important election with its heart on its sleeve. At stake are the fundamental principles and values of social cohesion, which seek to replace the leadership of the State – and the security forces – with the worst vision of violent capitalism, where all for himself. A society without restraint for the powerful, free to impose laws on the strongest of wills. Another option for voters is to end forever the political expression that represents no less than a third of the country’s voters, precisely the one who fights – or should – for the common good and the interest of the popular majority.
In the presidential election of 1983, Raúl Alfonsín was decorated with the concepts of the foundation of the preamble of the constitution: “If someone asks us why we march, why we fight, we must answer them that we march and fight to build national unity, strengthen. justice, “consolidate internal peace, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and ensure the benefits of freedom for ourselves, for our posterity and for all the people of the world who want to live on the land of Argentina.” Women and diversity have not been expressed.
In 1989, when the new democracy was collapsing due to military coups by carapintadas and market coups, after five years of war economy and more losses than victories in the battles given and not given against the de facto powers, Carlos Menem promised a big salary and a productive revolution to fulfill that in the democracy you eat, you heal and you educate.
In 1995, the slogans of Riojan were different, in line with the destructive behavior of the Washington Consensus and extreme individualism. It is a divided society, where some fill their pockets or enjoy trips around the world and others have no choice but to picket to imagine their tragedy. Democracy abandons the idea of the common good and dedicates itself to material, personal success. AFJP was a symbol of that time.
The Alliance that consecrated Fernando de la Rúa as president in 1999 stood there: “Does anyone want to continue this?” And society voted no, but the government of the radicals, liberals, Peronists and center-left sectors continued in the same way and ended, in December 2001, with a series of deaths and a state of siege.
In 2003, Néstor Kirchner promised not to leave his democratic and social justice convictions at the door of the Casa Rosada and he followed through in such a way that the day he had to leave this world he was embraced by people who did not forget him.
“We know what we do, we know what is missing,” was Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s slogan to continue in 2007, reinforced in 2011 with the utopia that “we will continue everything. ”
But in 2015 the candidate was the project and the winner was Mauricio Macri, a symbol of the most rancid capitalism, who had to disguise himself as a sensitive person to lie to his commitment “not to change even what is good and improve what is bad. “.
The united Peronism promised in 2019 with Alberto Fernández and Cristina to “start at the end” and “come back better”, to end the members of that formula fighting like a dog and a cat , when they should be united to face. calamities such as Macrista’s legacy, the pandemic, the upside-down world, the vice president’s attack and the worst drought in history. More than 40 percent of the society below the poverty line cannot express in a worse way the level of failure and frustration due to the failed experience.
This is how the chainsaw candidate, Javier Milei, came out of the television studios and social networks, funded by a sector of the red circle and surrounded by Menemistas who want to return to complete their work of privatization – Banco Nación was one of the first known, which managed to escape the liquidation of the national patrimony in the ’90s – and eliminated the prize of social justice, classified as theft or scam.
The construction of the image of caste as responsible for all evil hides from the general view the responsibility of the dominant companies, of the allied media or members of the concentrated sectors, of the financial spokesmen who are corrupting the country, of the vulture wants. to match the wealth of hydrocarbons, minerals and others that can be used in a development project.
“When a person feels hurt, betrayed, angry, they may think that revenge is revenge. But revenge always brings blood, literally or metaphorically,” analyzed psychoanalyst Débora Blanca. Voting as an act of revenge is a shot in the foot.
The prevailing feeling before the election is one of vertigo, of extreme uncertainty, more than any vote for president since 1983. One of the main characteristics of vertigo is lightheadedness. It is not easy to think when there is vertigo and dizziness, when the noise of the chainsaw covers everything.
Argentina’s democracy has accumulated disappointments, failures and fatigue. It is full of broken promises. But vindicating the dictatorship and the genocide that preceded it or the ascension to high public power of those who hurt it the most is hardly the way to fix it.