How the Latin American Left Is Plotting Colombia’s Downfall
Part of society sees the left as an oxygen tank and bets on it, not realizing that what they are about to breathe are scopolamine and anesthesia
Spanish – Some believe that the most defiant left will not control Colombia. The same left that is tied economically, ideologically, and culturally to the left-wing international organizations that devise joint strategies to achieve their objectives. It happens all the time in the academic, political, economic, and scientific spheres that develop around the world. Organizations of all variants come together to develop joint policies to promote their worldview.
It is enough to see the objectives of the events that take place at a regional and international level, the organizations that integrate them, the companies and people that finance them, and the consequences of the application in the world of these views. Some are more successful than others, but they are not perfect. Each of these worldviews seeks to contribute to or take away from society. They are made up of those who go out to work daily to respond with their obligations, to try to enjoy life with those they love, and those who firmly believe that others should assume their responsibilities, those who seek to achieve their goals through law or violence.
This is how many of the people who make up society are, those who seize and impose, those who under strange arguments manage to restrict freedoms, or those who contribute to the world, living coherently with their convictions and the logic of their arguments. International events are composed of such people and organizations. They look for a common way to build the world they want. Hasn’t Hasn’t that been the case for millions of years? We meet according to our interests, feelings, reasoning, and ideals.
So why is it so difficult to believe that the Colombian left, which is associated at the national level according to its different approaches, does not also integrate international organizations that aim to achieve similar objectives? The existence of the Sao Paulo Forum, the Puebla Group, and the Socialist International (SI) is not an invention of the “fascist right” to sow terror in societies. These are formal organizations created and integrated by official left-wing organizations from different nations, and of course, Colombia has its share in each of them.
For example, the Colombian Liberal Party is a member of the IS, which was founded by questionable left-wing parties. The Liberal Party describes itself as a social-democratic party. It was involved in the 8000 process scandal with the socialist president Ernesto Samper Pizano. The M-19 Democratic Alliance, which was founded by guerillas of the same name, is also a part of IS.
The Sao Paulo Forum was founded by the blood-thirsty Fidel Castro and the corrupt Lula. It has the following members in Colombia: Patriotic March, which includes Hugo Chavez’s Chavez’s close friend, Piedad Cordoba, who has good relations with the tyranny of Nicolas Maduro; Progressive Movement (or what is almost the same, Human and Decent Colombia), formed and led by Senator Gustavo Petro, who is the perfect example of authoritarianism and of the fact some people can obtain a doctorate in economics without knowing anything about economics; Green Alliance Party, whose bases are the M-19, where Mr. Petro has a strong influence as several of his followers occupy important positions in this group, such as Governor Camilo Romero, the representative of the Inti Asprilla, among others; the Colombian Communist Party, which throughout its history has supported illegal groups that spread death and terror in the country; the Alternative Democratic Pole, which includes the delirious Jorge Robledo, the dangerous Ivan Cepeda, and in which Petro was also an active member; the Marxist People Present for Socialism; the Patriotic Union, led by the unreliable Aida Avella; and the Citizen Power Movement, where Cordoba has influence.
Nor should we forget the recent participation of the FARC in the latest meeting of the Forum, held in Caracas, and in the recently created Puebla Group, which aims to support Maduro and will hold its next meeting in Colombia: “We call on the members of the Puebla Group to meet for the third time in Colombia during the next 6 months and thus give continuity to this progressive impulse that has undoubtedly already begun to lead change.”
The Colombian left is represented in this group by former president Samper —who from Unasur helped strengthen Venezuelan tyranny— and former minister Clara Lopez, a leftist leader who has campaigned for different parties, including the Democratic Pole.
— Grupo de Puebla (@ProgresaLatam) November 9, 2019
El presente nos obliga a un nuevo impulso del hacer y el pensar. Necesitamos de lideresas como @ClaraLopezObre , una de las participantes de #ProgresivaMente, para planificar el mañana. pic.twitter.com/UatbadHdj4
— Grupo de Puebla (@ProgresaLatam) July 13, 2019
This is why it is neither strange nor conspiratorial to state that international organizations, such as those mentioned above, are driving instability in countries where they have lost power or believe they are on the verge of regaining it. Venezuela is drowning in the politics of the left; Nicaragua is gaining momentum to plunge further into the swamp with Ortega leading the way; Mexico is rapidly beginning to walk down a winding road imposed by Lopez Obrador; Argentina trudges along with a damaged compass; Chile’s leftists realized that breaking the government would be easy; Panama is an almost uncluttered question; Spain has decided to secure the noose of the gallows, while Bolivia tries to remove the rope, and Colombia is an appealing destination because of its proximity to the United States, and its opposition to the Cuban and Venezuelan regimes.
Colombia’s political and economic instability favors left-wing sectors that are beginning to strengthen their roots in Latin America. The avowed enemies continuously want to create distractions to hide their crimes, argumentative flaws, the rampant reality that has shown time and time again that the ideal world posed by populists is just a mirage, one, if implemented, will create resentment among people towards other people’s way of living.
Colombia can withstand an onslaught from the regional left if the course is corrected if essential steps are taken to dollarize the economy, massive state spending is lowered, taxes that have exhausted natural and legal resources are eliminated. Colombian President Ivan Duque needs to set aside the gradualist stance of Argentina’s Mauricio Macri because it is bound to lead to the failure of not only of the current government but of Colombian society itself. If we continue on the same wrong path as others, Colombians will light the fire of the Falaris bull, with the torches given by the political leaders who, under the promise of a warm place, will burn us.
If questionable characters continue to be allowed to call themselves warriors for freedom, justice, and peace, sooner or later, a tyrant will arrive at the Casa de Nariño. One who will want to impose his way of seeing the world by law and violence. He will believe himself to be the judge and executioner of all aspects of life; of his own life -which is the ideal- and of the lives of others -which is absolutely dangerous.
They rely on regional and global strategies that bring them closer to power and guarantee that they will keep it for a long time. Maduro, the Castro, Morales, Ortega, Correa, the Kirchner, the Frente Amplio of Uruguay, among many others, are the perfect examples that having regional alliances is the best way to take power. They have demonstrated this for years. The fall of the Soviet Union did not matter; they went on whispering grudges, spreading lies, and taking advantage of the annoyance of Latin Americans, who hear their throats being torn apart by the hand of a state that wants to conquer everything. They see on the left an oxygen tank and bet on it. Without realizing that what they are about to breathe are scopolamine and anesthesia. When they wake up, they will find a country destroyed by those who promised progress.