Pedro Manuel Hernández López: “Sumak Kawsay” (Parts 1 and 2)

«Yesumak Kawsay» (part 1)

I don’t know about you, but to me those two words – «sumak kawsay» – not that they sounded like anything, even Japanese, but that in reality they sounded like nothing and nothing that had a real, concrete meaning and was related to current politics. This feeling of lying ignorance lasted me until I decided to look them up.

In the holy Wikipedia I found this: “Sumak Kawsay is a neologism which – although in the Quechua language it means ‘Life in fullness’ – was created in 1990 as a political and cultural proposal of the indigenous organizations of Peru and Bolivia, and which was subsequently adopted by the governments of the 21st century socialism movement. The term alludes to the culmination of a socialism less consistent and more independent of European socialist theories, more connected to a community and ancestral thought and way of life typical of the Quechua ethnic groups and to be promoted as a new model. organization worldwide. In Ecuador, ‘Sumak Kawsay’ translates to ‘Good Life’ and is a ‘constitutional principle that includes a vision of the world centered on the human being as part of a natural, social and spiritual environment.

More specifically, the “Good Life” is the fulfillment of needs, the achievement of a quality life and a dignified death, of loving and being loved, of the healthy flourishing of all – in peace and harmony with nature – and of the indefinite extension of human life. cultures. The “good life” presupposes the availability of free time for contemplation and emancipation, and that the freedoms, opportunities, capacities and real possibilities of individuals in any political society are expanded and flourished in a way that allows them simultaneously to achieve what the society, the territories, the various collective identities and each one—considered both as a universal and a particular human being—values ​​as desirable life goals.

Before going fully into the catastrophic moral, social, labor and economic consequences resulting from the Madrid «15-M» movement of 2011 and the social discontent that has dragged Spain since the beginning of the economic crisis of 2008, it must be remembered, that the cuts in social and public assistance were the reasons why thousands of people took to the streets of Spain and – under the cry “they do not represent us” – stormed and camped in Madrid’s traditional Puerta del Sol square, giving rise to the “indignados del 15- M”, a social movement that crossed the country and turned upside down the state of almost the entire constitutionally established political, social and legal order.

Since then, we have only the “Spirit of Hope” (Goddess Elpis) in Pandora’s Box, but not that of “The Good Life”. This box, after it was opened – first by the Bolivarian Socialist ZP and then by the Social Communist Sánchez – released all the evils, misfortunes and catastrophes it contained and which swept Spain. For this reason, using this residual and hopeful spirit, we must emulate former President Sarkozy and proclaim with him – loud and clear – the guidelines of his speech – delivered in his Eliseo candidacy – but adapting it to the current disorganized Spain of prevailing Sankhism.
The successors of 15-M lowered the moral level of politics. All those politicians who claim the M legacy of 2008 teach others lessons they never apply to themselves; they want to impose behaviors, rules, and sacrifices on others that they never impose on themselves. They proclaim, “Do as I tell you, don’t do as I do.” In Spain, it is the left-wing successor to that 15-M, which is in politics, in the media, in the administration and in the economy. It is the Left that liked the power and privileges of caste. It is the left that does not love the nation because it does not want to share anything with it. That he does not like parliamentary monarchy because he does not like equality, freedom or democracy. This supposedly protects public services, but that you will never see her on public transport. That he loves public school so much that he takes his children to elato and very expensive private schools. Who says he loves the suburbs but cares a lot about living in them. That she always finds an excuse for the bullies, provided they remain in those quarters where she, the unruly forsaken, the aged and eternal, never goes. Who daily signs numerous orders against the eviction of squatters and their variants – such as “Adascolaus”, “Mónicasoltras”, “Ionesbelarras” and of course “Irenemonteros”, among many others – but that they do not accept that they do not settle neither in its Galapagareño mansions nor in its luxurious and elitist neighborhoods.

It is the left that makes great speeches about the common good, but locks itself into the patronage favoritism and self-interested corporatism of its comrades.

Note.- We will continue with the 2nd part of former President Sarkozy’s speech, but adapted to the sad political reality of “this Spain of ours and this Spain of mine”, as the ill-fated singer-songwriter Cecilia sang to us in the seventies.

Sumak Kawsay (Part 2)

Continuing with the adaptation of the speech of the candidate for the President of the Republic of France Nicolas Sarkozy… we must not forget that…

Since 2004 it has not been possible to talk about morality or ethics or justice or democracy because the ZP and Sánchez governments have tried to impose relativism on us in almost all areas of our lives: the idea that everything is the same, what is true and false, beautiful and ugly, that the student is worth as much as the teacher and that you don’t need to give grades so as not to traumatize the bad students… This is not worth it to us.

Today, more than ever, we must defeat the frivolity and hypocrisy of those intellectuals, demagogues and pseudo-progressives whose only thought is that of one who knows everything, can do everything from his absolute and undeniable power, and who condemns orthodox politics by applying his own, the one that suits them at all times.

Since 2004 they have been trying to make us believe that the victims matter less than the criminals. That authority was dead, that good manners were at an end, and that there was nothing holy, admirable, and respectable under the sun. The official slogan was: “LIVE WITHOUT OBLIGATIONS AND ENJOY EVERYTHING WITHOUT OBSTACLES”… It’s not worth it either.

Since 2004, they have wanted to close the school for excellence and civic education. They killed scruples and ethics as they attached themselves to a hypocritical and populist left that allowed millionaire compensation for the rulers, the big managers of related companies and the triumph of the predator over the entrepreneur… And it’s not worth it.

Since 2004, this left has been caught up in power and is in politics, in the media, in the economy and in every public and private activity. Since the crisis of work culture has set in and led to a moral crisis, it must be rehabilitated… This is true for us.

Since 2004 they have deprived law enforcement and created the idea that a huge gap has opened between the police and the youth, that criminals are good and the police are bad, as if society is always to blame and the innocent criminal… This is not worth it .

Since 2004, they are the ones who renounce merit and effort and instill hatred towards family, society and parliamentary monarchy. And with the greatest impudence they profit from state assets, and even make businesses with ill-directed money, in front of everyone’s eyes, in the most cynical way and call them ERE… And it’s not worth it.

However, today we must return to the old values ​​of always, those of respect, education, culture and duty, long before unearned and unjustified rights. These values ​​are only achieved again, not without effort, and are earned by affirming and respecting all the previous ones… That if it works for us.

We need to return to “sumak kawsay” which, since the last decade of the 1990s, has been developed as a political proposition that seeks the “common good” and social responsibility based on its relationship with mother nature and a brake on the monopoly of infinite resources, which is emerging as an alternative to traditional development. The “good life” enhances the realization of the human being in a collective way with a harmonious, balanced life and based on ethical and moral values ​​against the development model – based on the economic and selfish approach – producer of material goods and consumer of values ​​Monetary… This applies and for us.

Initially, although the concept was used by local movements in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia together with a group of intellectuals, we must reintroduce it and use it now – sooner rather than later – throughout the European Union, for to define specifically an alternative development paradigm that paradoxically – both the UN and the WHO defend – as the offices and branches of the “Bilderbeg Club”, and that although its aims are to help people improve their living conditions and countries to achieved peace and sustainable development, one of the most controversial aspects is its secrecy and the fact that the press does not have access. These two characteristics – secrecy and exclusivity – have for several years given rise to various conspiracy theories surrounding the Club, including those that claim it is the place where the fate of the world is decided, as well as those that link it to an attempt to establish a “governance “. global”, which ends the sovereignty of states and thus creates a “One World Order”.

This is Biedelberg’s ultimate goal. It’s impossible not to think of Orwell… Could it be that the good George traveled to the future, becoming the George Soros of the 21st century? We know that he is one of the main members of the Biedelberg Club. A philanthropist or an absolutist megalomaniac on such sensitive issues as migration, gender ideology, the legalization of abortion or the decriminalization of marijuana? What is true is that George Soros advocates that one of the most effective methods of destroying national identities is to end racial, genetic and cultural homogeneity, and this is interrupted by deliberate “uncontrolled” mass migration .

“Sumak Kawsay” must adapt to world policies and oppose the goals of the Bidelberg Club to achieve a human, holistic and political dimension and achieve a more open, fairer, more democratic and free society where they are mutually respected .and the eternal constitutional principles of the international legal order are reevaluated: freedom, justice, social equality and political pluralism.

Pedro Manuel Hernández López, retired doctor, journalist and former senator from Murcia.

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