Monday, May 27, 2013

10 Years of Kirchner Regime in Argentina

 Just wondering if you had seen this article and your opinion of it:

What do you think?
Is this just propaganda or can economic collapse from excessive
sovereign debt and hyperinflation be turned around in 10 years?
Do you think the US will recover in 10 years or less?

 Supporters of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner gather at Plaza de Mayo square in Buenos Aires on May 25, 2013. (AFP Photo / Juan Mabromata)

The guy from the Union drops by the shop and says “Everyone has to go to the president’s parade. Now ”. The bus is waiting outside, and as the last of the workers leaves, my sister-in-law closes the door of the family business. Another day lost.
What a lot of people may not know when watching these photos of the parades and political rallies in favor of Cristina Kirchner is that those attending may have other motives for assisting. Many may not even have a choice.
If you are recipient of a welfare program of some sort, you have to go if you expect to keep getting paid. Like in school, attendance will be checked. If you belong to one of the unions that is affiliated to the K government, you have to go too. You don’t have a choice, or is it that you don’t support the national and popular revolution…? 

It used to be that white collar workers were spared from being dragged like cattle to these demonstrations, but that’s changing too. Banks affiliated to the government, municipal workers, media agencies under the wing of the K government, anything directly or indirectly linked to the K regime or any of its social and political offsprings, they all have to go and show their loyalty to the “chief”, Cristina Kirchner.  True K militants are a minority, but while they may be there out of their own free will, their intentions are anything but idealist: Anyone joining the Kirchner political party, Front for Victory, or their youth organization known as “La Campora” do so knowing that they are joining an intricate network of corruption and crime. They know well what they are getting into and want part of the action, and who can blame them? 
After ten years of running Argentina like their own private company, the Kirchner family has amassed not only a fortune measured in billions, but also a network of followers, not only most governors and politicians, from judges to senators, but also actors, musicians, journalists and  entrepreneurs. Those that have been loyal have been rewarded with riches. Those opposed have been dealt with. And I mean dealt with as in dragging three business partners that weren’t playing along and putting a bullet into each of their heads (Sebastián Forza,Damián Ferrón,Leopoldo Bina. The ear of Ferrón was cut off and sent to another associate, who committed suicide 12 days later). 

For a seven or eight year old child, Kirchner rule has been all they’ve ever known, and those loyal have achieved success, getting the promotions denied to others, driving new cars and having plenty of cash. By the time they are out of school, joining the K ranks is an opportunity in a country where those don’t exactly abound.  

As Cristina Kirchner toys with changing the Argentine constitution for indefinite reelections, there’s not much hope in the horizon. The brainwashing and corruption of the young has already been achieved. Even if a new political party eventually raises, the K generation will still be there and it will be well over half a century until the younger ones start to die off. That’s a long time.
Either that, or a very bloody civil war. Those are the only choices left for a country ruined by the festering rot that took over Argentina after its economic collapse.


Greek Caste System said...

This article reminds me of Greece in the '80s, with the "socialist" leader Andreas Papandreou as K.
Except the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party (XA) all other parties in Greece are in a near collapse state.
Germans do not permit euros to be printed for favors.
People vote for XA just because of its anti-systemic nature, not because they turned Nazis.
Hard time for demagogues.

Unknown said...

Hmmm. This all sounds strangely familiar.

Wags said...

I like when you comment on current events in Argentina. It's a very different perspective than what we get from the mainstream media.

Anonymous said...

Here we rarely get ANY news about Argentina from mainstream media. Last news from Argentina was about the new Pope. I appreciate you keeping us informed.

Lance said...

They got their tall ship back and may need it. Seems to be one of the last functional naval vessels.

Anonymous said...

The United States is unfortunately suffering the same disease with a similar corrupt regime who rewards their cronies with riches while punishing all opposition. The whole world is now ruled by neo-Marxist fascist thugs.