The Big Apple is the scene of a dispute between Mexicans who accuse each other plains or fifís. A national tragedy has become a street scene. The dispute soon grew on social networks.
It is worth pausing and reflecting if this is how we want to present ourselves both inside and outside of Mexico. Like two blokes facing each other, insulting and disrespecting each other.
The protesters against Xóchitl Gálvez are not paid by Morena, they are part of Morena, they want to show their support for President López Obrador and the 4T in different parts of the United States. They will welcome him when he travels to that country, they will serenade him at the hotel where he is staying, they will bring blankets, hats and good cheer. And yes, they also like to insult. I had two confrontations with them, because I didn’t know them and they insulted me on the street.
The first time they shouted at me, outside the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, I decided to approach them, talk, and show them my work. They are not very happy that it is not a youtuber bootlicker, but they understood that he was not a puncher either. That I did my job and I gave everyone a voice. We shook hands and I left without incident.
We are all Mexicans and I believe that what we want is the best for Mexico. That’s why it saddens me to see how the protesters in New York dealt with Rafael Elías, one of Xóchitl Gálvez’s advisers. The character agrees with them. He went crazy, talking about their clothes and even took their wallet. A sign that money doesn’t make you a better person, quite the contrary.
The cries of New York show the hesitation of both sides of the dialogue, to find solutions to the problems that afflict us all, to recognize what the leader of one or the other good works. And what should they demand from those who represent them or want to represent them.
Defending a political project or insulting others does not contribute to what those who are there should promote: the real changes that allow only those who want to emigrate to leave. Because if things were good here, wouldn’t they have come back?
I asked them to their face. They recognize that their support for the President or the 4T does not remove the pending issues and challenges that their families face in Mexico every day, so they must continue there.