Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Self-Revolution??

2 de Octubre ni se olvida, ni se perdona??
October 2nd, don't forget, don't forgive...

When I see the nationals news I just can say... For real???

Or is just my perception that Mexico is going under...??? Chaos everywhere... community police out of the law, due to the lack of gov in many towns; millions of kids with more than a month without classes; a bunch of "teachers" collapsing the Capitol (sorry capital); delinquency everywhere, and a very silent but unstoppable abatement of the freedom of speech... If you see/read Mexican news you have a perception, which is totally the opposite of see/read the news of Mexico from abroad... The economy, security, etc... honestly I fell if where living in 1984 (the novel).

Tax, education and energy reforms have polarized the already divided country... From my perspective I don't trust and I don't want the tax and energy reforms, is there a way in which a citizen like I can do something to avoid them??

45 years ago a group of youngsters gave their lives for what they believe, they express against the government, and the gov react... With the consequences that we know...

Now I have almost 30 years... I'm not a youngster anymore... Before I believed that doing the things right, give the best of my in my job, supporting the less fortunate was enough for make this a better place to live.... Now I think this is not enough ... I see the passivity, the lack of commitment, the prejudiced comments, the double moral of my society and I'm sick of it...

But I know that "feel sick of it" don't make any change... We have to be part of the solution, not of the problem.... Be prepared... Cause I'm tired of just being sick... I'll start to do something first with myself, with my weakness and then I have to do something more to this country that I love the most...

U're welcome to help me, any idea is welcome!!!


Emilio


P.s. Doc maybe there's still those revolutionary youngsters in Mexico, of whom you read of them when you where in India.

5 comments:

naga said...

ni se olvida, ni se perdona - i was surprised too when i saw this. its right not to forget, but not to forgive, i tihnk the media is not doing things right. i think that it is creating a hype to hide other day today problems faced by common hardworking people. but remember, people r not fools. they enjoy the show and participate, but they understand. they keep quiet does not mean that they r not worried, many times they keep quiet since they feel that they can not change the system. i feel that it is right to feel that way since they dont see any positive inputs from the youngsters. i think that if only youngsters, students, teachers, and society in general fulfill their role by taking up responsibilities, instead of only showing their dissent and anger by way of demonstrations can really result in positive changes. the change we all expect should come from us, instead of waiting for others to make our life better. i have lived here now for the past 12 years to say this confidently. i have seen lot of good hearts and care for others in Mexico than anywhere else, but youngsters are more concerned on individual life rather than thinking what they can do for betterment of life in their circle. but again, i am confident if the few youngsters i have the honor of knowing in Torreon and Saltillo do their part, that can be good start. For those who doubt this, please remember bigger trees emerge from small seeds. finally, never give up hope and ur responsibility to make things better.

Alejandra said...

Emilio, I think changes are there, but it is just like evolution, the larger the living thing, the longer it will take to evolve. A country, a society, will take a long time to actually show up any sign of change. But that doesn't mean is not evolving. People who want this to be different are there, people who actually cares about others are there. But they are not in sufficient number, at least not for now, to produce enough influence. Plus let's say, in terms of government our country has existed for several years living with a tremendous infection. It will be long before those revolutionary people will be able to compensate for those other that are the cause of our diseased system. It will be long before we can develop resistance.

Alejandra said...

aaaah, I had to go back to say it. I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD that you wrote about "the capitol"... hahaha... sorry, I'm quite slow.

Take care!

Omar said...

México el país de la eterna represión. La mayor parte de la población en México es gente joven, personas en edad "productiva" sin embargo, que porcentaje realmente esta haciendo cosas productivas y positivas que ayude a sacar al país del lodo, es la mayoría? Hay un problema de trasfondo desde mi punto de vista, cuantos de nosotros sabemos realmente que será de nuestro futuro, cuantos de nosotros vivimos al día económicamente hablando, cuantos de nosotros estamos dispuestos a cambiar nuestra zona de confort por hacer algo "diferente" que cambie el barrio donde vivimos. Creo en la gente de mí país, creo en los jóvenes y también creo que los grandes cambios se generan a partir de pequeñas cosas. Des afortunadamente creo somos la minoría la que deseamos la revolución en los hábitos y malas costumbres de los Mexicanos.

Kryz Montenegro said...

Exactamente, como comentabamos hace unas horas en el Lab, viendo la cantidad de manifestantes por el acontecimiento de el 2 de Octubre; que porcentaje representan los que en realidad les importa generar un cambio, y cuantos de ellos lo hacen como una fecha legal para manifestarse anarquicamente?
Desafortunadamente la cantidad de quienes nos interesa un cambio para bien es muy poca, y por lo general no tiene voz en esto, en cambio aquellos que solo buscan crear caoz los superan en numero y al final esa manifestacion es vista como una manera de desorden, que no busca mas que perjudicar.
En mi opinión, creo que solo se basan en la muerte que sucedio en aquel entonces, y crear caoz sin un objetivo claro, solo como venganza.


Que puede hacer la gente como nosotros, la que busca el cambio y el bienestar del pais? Empezar por uno mismo, demostrando que la superacion depende de lo que llevamos dentro.
y como decia el Doc, para obtener un beneficio hay que saber negociar, intercambio que convenga a ambos lados.