Thursday, December 28, 2006


After too much sun and fun as Callie says, I guess it is time to think about what´s coming next as the year comes to a close. It is clear to me that one of the most important things to be considered by the progressive forces in Mexico for the next year (next Monday) would necessarily be the Anti-neoliberal Progressive Front real consolidation.

It is evident that AMLO was able to attract widespread popular support: it is time to reap what was sawn: First thing in the agenda? Education, and within education, political formation.

The construction of a real democracy necessary implies, as a sine qua non condition, the citizenship conformation. It is not enough to simply oppose the hegemonic forces: it is imperative to do it from a well informed, critical position.

According to official data Mexico has 103 million inhabitants: 8% out of them are illiterate, 40% has elementary level of education, 23% college education, and 1% doctorate level. The rest? Go figure. To say this might be kind of repetitive but it is always important to bear in mind that nearly 50 million people barely know how to read and write!

One of the first steps in this direction could be the elaboration of a good communication strategy with a well planned project and the use of alternative media: TV PSOE is a good example of how things can be done.

Otherwise, we are condemned to become, in Chomskyan terms, a little bit of a cynic or to perpetually experience deja-vous as it was the case with the Coup D´Etat in the last presidential elections.




At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dearest-

It is because of people such as yourself, the World will work out.May 2007 be a year where your dreams and actions come true. And should they not, do not be down on yourself for you have another year, another day to achieve greatness for the good of others...

Love you

At 11:16 AM, Blogger MICHELLE said...

To reiterate and touch on the prior comment,

as long as you are still living, you can still keep doing ..

"live. plan. do. accomplish."

that will be my new year's mantra. what will yours be?

At 10:51 AM, Anonymous max said...

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At 6:41 AM, Blogger Henny said...

Hi....Happy new year 2007 hope the next year better than last year...amien


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