domingo, 5 de febrero de 2012
Cuando lo que menos interesa es el país When the country isn`t important..
Para terminar, desgraciadamente, ni los indios se sienten panameños ni los panameños los consideran co-nacionales. Por eso no hay muchos intereses en pro del bien común. Los Gunas llaman a Panamá "el país." No sé cómo nos llamarán los Ngobe-Buglé.
Once again the Panamanian government is on an aggressive face-to-face with the inhabitanats of the Ngobe Buglè indians. I have no doubt that there is a hidden agenda written by persons or national or international groups trying to defend their own interests -- I`ve spotted too many non-Panamanians among the protesters.
I am very concerned about a comment in CNN En Español in which it was said that Panama's President, with his extreme right politics, is the second most dangerous president in the region after Nicaragua's Ortega. And the concept of an extreme right dictatorship was suggested.
Many of our polititians mentioned Singapur as our development goal. Singapur has boomed. Nevertheless, it is a very different country from Panama, and its inhabitants have accepted the paternalistic-dictatorial type of government. In fact, it is known as a "nanny state."
The Ngobe Buglé have taught us not to be a passive-aggresive counry. And they went as far as demonstrating that they could humilliate the country, made us their hostages... with psychological and economical tactics.
There is the need to be assertive, though not extremely aggresive. And we must remember that an individual human right ends where the neighbour's rights begin. How will all this end? I have no idea. What I do know is that the New York Time's announcement of Panama as the best tourist destination at the moment will have no validity.
Sadly, our indians do not consider themselves Panamanians and neither do Panamanians consider them as such. That's why the Guna group refers to Panama as "the country." I do not know how we are refered to by the Ngobe-Buglè.