On March 8th, the city of La Paz was the scene of a feminist march that, among other savagery, destroyed public ornaments. Now, for many of us this is not a surprise. Every time that feminists march, I assume that they have the mindset of leaving their mark. Maybe destroying everything they see on their way is their thing.
Though, right now this is not the issue here. Let’s recap the event and analyze the slogans of that march.
One could see the same as always: “end patriarchy”, “end the wage gap” and, the most in, “not one less.” This last one, I support. The other two, are unimportant even to well educated-instructed women, in other words down to earth females.
Now, what is the bliss of innocence in slogan number one? It is that patriarchy is the government that both parents exercise in the family, hence, this slogan does not make any real sense, and it is reduced to a purely ideological question. I must assume that the people who were part of this march are filled with the arrogance of ignorance.
Furthermore, slogan number two: the wage gap, just a myth – that if it existed, it would be an advantage for the ladies. Personally, I know women who make much more than their husbands, so what is the back up of this slogan?
The last one: the “not one less”, in my opinion this could be the only one redeemable. But, unfortunately it is precisely there where feminists show the most contradictions. Let’s see the why’s.
First, sad but true, organizations such as Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) and Mujeres Creando (Women Creating) were the first ones to celebrate Jeanine Añez’s imprisonment, the second female president of my country (Bolivia). Not only that, but the former president’s marital single status has been used to deprive her of her freedom as an element of flight risk. Yes, being single or divorced -if you are a woman- is a crime not only unto the law, but to society as well.
In addition, it is an open secret that the animosity feminist organizations have for Añez is due to her pro-life stance. But they dare not mention it.
Furthermore, the feminist’s double standard is not reduced to the case of Jeanine Añez. Well, there is another case that happened right after this. The activist Yassir Molina had been arrested and shortly was released by a female judge, Ximena Mendizabal, whom is now being intimidated by the masista leadership. Guess what? This outrageous act is not causing the slightest claim on the part of feminist organizations, and Ximena is left on her own. So, one should start asking what are the parameters to be defended by these organizations? What are their roles? Apparently, sisterhood only applies to feminist activists and not to all women.
On the other hand, members of the governing party attacked a group of opposition activists in the city of Cochabamba. The most damaged victim was a young man known as Armando.
Armando is what could be called a special person, a sweet boy whom sadly lives on the streets. He makes a living with the coins he collects from taking pictures dressed as Mickey Mouse. Do you know what happened? The militants of the official political party MAS, destroyed his disguise and caused him a nervous breakdown. So much for MAS’s ideals, boasting all over the world about helping the ones in need.
Furthermore, racism. A concept Evo Morales always mentions in his speeches. Since according to him: his departure from the government, and subsequent fleeing from the country was due to the racist oligarchy that cannot bear having an Indigenous as president.
Even though this was already explained internationally, I shall do it again. Morales did not leave the government as a result of a coup organized by the oligarchy, he fled because the Bolivian people got tired of his abuses of power and electoral fraud. As they say in my homeland: “It was not a blow, but a kick in the ass.”
Additionally, it is not true that Morales is the voice of the indigenous people. In fact, indigenous people such as Professor Gabina Condori, Guadalupe Cardenas, and Rafael Quispe are his opponents and at the same time, victims of the cruel and ruthless persecution by the masista government.
Also, representatives of the Ayllu Chaquí (located in the department of Potosí) mobilized to report an immense fraud in their community. The final count details that the MAS had was 37.59%; the candidate of the Council of Ayllus Originales Chaqui (Caoch) obtained 35.01%. With these data, Caoch’s representative, Javier Apaza, pointed out that MAS (which had no candidate and had no ballots within the box), was announced the winner. Some things never change, so much for a lesson learned.
To sum up. As we see, progressivism is the greatest representation of hypocrisy. Since feminism is only an ideology functional to the socialism of the XXI century. Indigenism uses the Indians as political pongos (bolivian slaves). And the supposed love to the needy, which the left boasts as its flag, is only a lame excuse to come to power.
Bolivia does not need progressivism, but a free market, private property and a government that guarantees respect for life and liberty.