This is not my first Cacerolazo, my first one was on somewhere in 2008, when K. took a few decisions to bring the agriculture (el campo), down. Protests were long, day after day, for weeks. Every evening at 8 pm people would open their windows, or just stand in front of their front doors, banging cooking pots and pans, while cars were honking their horns. I thought it was quite impressive. Some people would do it for 5 minutes, but others would keep on standing and banging in front of their window for half an hour or more. Then it was summer, everyone had his windows open and the noise is contagious. Now we are approaching winter, and windows are closed….
But the protesting has started again. Against inflation, corruption, insecurity, impunity, abuse of power, deceit, restriction of liberties,… In short, against everything that is not quite right here. And that is a lot.
What surprises me the most is how people complain, but yet don’t do anything about it. Some people say it is because in Argentina nobody is starving. Others say that it is because the profession of ‘politician’ is not considered an honorable job (as they have the reputation of being corrupt), nobody really wants to be one and start an opposition. But this flag says it all :
(‘I am not worried about the corruption, the violence, the dishonesty, the people without ethics, but what worries me the most is the silence of the good’ -which seems to be a saying by M.L.King)
This time people were asked to gather in specific places, the major one being the Plaza de Mayo, but every neighborhood seems to have its get together spot where one can go and make as much noise a you can with your cooking utensils. It is peaceful, but it is loud.
I was invited by mail, and asked to spread the word….just like hundreds of others.
All kinds of people go,
Young, old, women, men,…
Singing, banging, proud…
Today there weren’t all that many people, but the word spreads slowly. Maybe next week, or the week ofter that, the Cacerolazo will be everywhere in town….
this is the mail I got :
Por favor difundir a sus amistades. Gracias !!!
AQUÍ TODOS LOS PUNTOS DE ENCUENTROS DE CAPITAL FEDERAL, PROVINCIA DE
BUENOS AIRES E INTERIOR DEL PAÍS !!! DIFUNDIR !!
CAPITAL FEDERAL : PLAZA DE MAYO Y EL OBELISCONO IMPORTA DE TODO LO QUE NOS ACUSEN, NO IMPORTA COMO NOS CALIFIQUEN,
SI ESTAS EN DESACUERDO Y HARTO DE TANTA CORRUPCION, INSEGURIDAD,
INFLACION, IMPUNIDAD, KLIENTELISMO, ABUSOS DE PODER, ENGAÑOS,
RESTRICCION A NUESTRAS LIBERTADES, ENRIQUECIMIENTO DESMEDIDO DE
FUNCIONARIOS, INTERVENCION DEL ESTADO EN LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN, CENSURA, JUSTICIA DEPENDIENTE DEL PODER POLÍTICO, APRIETES, ENGAÑOS,MENTIRAS Y TANTO MAS…
PARTICIPÁ EN FORMA PACÍFICA Y PRUDENTE, NO TE PAREZCAS A LO QUE TANTO
CON LA CONSTITUCIÓN TODO, SIN LA CONSTITUCIÓN NADA !!!!!
QUEREMOS NUESTRA ARGENTINA DE VUELTA !!!