Tuesday, September 13, 2011

La democracia no es buenas intenciones solamente, Sr. Allende (post mortem)















Los ignorantes (o sea, que no saben, no que sean brutos) y la gente de buena fe y aún los que defienden a personajes como Allende confunden moralidad con historia.

Y no se dan cuenta que ellos mismos bajo un régimen como el de Allende, Chavez o Fidel a la larga  terminan
en la lista de sus enemigos. Son gente de buenas intenciones y piensan en grandes ideales, "democracia", "igualdad", etc., pero no son prácticos y no pueden ver como esos mismos lideres que admiran usan la democracia para destruir la democracia, la libertad para acabar con la libertad.

Por eso no pueden distinguir entre una dictadura motivada por necesidad histórica y una dictadura motivada por ambición personal al poder por el poder mismo.

Fue la izquierda misma, como en otras ocasiones historicas ha ocurrido, la que motivó y provocó el derrocamiento de Allende con su insistencia en violar y atropellar la constitución democrática misma que tanto sus defensores dicen que amaba por haber sido democraticamente electo.

A Allende le importó un bledo la democracia cuando por voto de 81 a 47 el congreso, los representantes tambien electos por el pueblo, condenó las violaciones constitucionales de Allende y demandó que cesara de inmediato en esas violaciones. No lo hizo. En 1973 la Corte Suprema de Chile denunció la destrucción de la legalidad gubernamental, de la separación de poderes, por parte de Allende al no obedecer y sostener las decisiones judiciales de la Corte Suprema.

Allende volvió a hacer caso omiso a la separación de poderes cuando insistió en 1973 en hacer un plebiscito por fuera de la constitución para pasarle por encima a las ramas judiciales y legislativas y sus demandas constitucionales y atrincherarse en el poder y seguir gobernando por decreto. En otras palabras, Allende era otro Zelaya, bajo la influencia de Fidel y la KGB.

Pero los que tanto cacarean de que Allende fue democraticamente electo, no quieren ver esto, como si haberlo sido era licencia para acabar con la democracia en Chile. Esta historia es irrefutable, y el que no pueda entenderlo es por obstinancia, o no puede ver lo que ha sucedido en Venezuela, o es que simpatiza con esos tipos de "democracia".

La democracia no es buenas intenciones solamente, sino el respeto a sus instituciones.

Allende vino y se fue, Pinochet vino y se fue.  Apoyada moralmente por la academia y por las mismas gentes que aman gobernantes electos democráticamente, todavia tenemos en Cuba la única y verdadera, y más larga dictadura militar de todos los tiempos en este hemisferio.

1 comment:

Jose A Amoros said...

Just a small aside comment about the Nixon-Kissinger era of detente in Latin America. Powaski's narrative about Chile, could be corrected in future editions (pp. 197-198, "Cold War"), and granting that the book cannot possibly cover everything, I'd like to add something. Yes, the U.S. intervened in Chile by funding the opposition to Allende and aiding in creating, or rather exacerbating and exploiting the economic chaos that Allende's own policies initiated.

To begin with, the prevailing narrative of Pinochet as the typical, personally ambitious, Latin American right-wing fascist general biding his time to take over, does not meet the historical record. Pinochet had been pretty much neutral and not an ideologue regarding Allende's election. Pinochet had been not only a general but a professor in the military academy and author of a well-received book, "Geopolitica" (1968).

In addition, post-Cold War documents have shown that Allende was very connected to the KGB, in fact, according to a testimony, an actual agent; a fact which probably didn't escape the CIA, and Cuban intelligence.

If there was a great intervener in Chile it was Fidel Castro. A successful socialist regime come to power via free elections was a great challenge to the regime established in Cuba come by and maintained by force of arms and a cuasi-Stalinist state apparatus. Questions were already arising in LatAm as to whether or not Fidel was going to put "his" revolution to the test of free elections. A USSR supported socialist regime in LatAm would have been a completely different play in the LatAm theater, something that perhaps was of best interest to the USSR in influencing LatAm politics since the charge of direct intervention could not have been made.

On his state visit to Chile, Fidel was accused by Chileans of intervening in the internal affairs of Chile by way of his many political statements about Chilean politics and by meeting with more radical left-wing Marxist groups which were actually not happy with Allende's pace at changes. Fidel, whose visit was to be for a few days, stayed close to a month in Chile meeting with those groups, and ended in convincing Allende (as he did later with Chavez) of replacing his Chilean personal security detachment with agents of the Cuban state security apparatus.

It is believed that this was Fidel's actual program to sabotage Allende's "socialism via elections". Allende would have been a great replacement for Fidel's main role as the protagonist in LatAm revolutionary politics, and a more palatable option for detente politics.

Perhaps Allende tried to socialize Chille too fast believing that his electoral mandate for socialism was greater than it was in actuality. Together with the pressure from radical groups receiving moral encouragement and other types of support from Fidel, and the lackluster results of his own policies (nationalization of Chilean assets, etc.), Allende incurred in more than twenty constitutional violations, including the one that sealed his end: an attempt to have an unconstitutional referendum further eliminating the constitutional separations of power (in which he had increasingly incurred already despite many warnings by the Chilean Supreme Court). Allende insisted on the referendum despite a parlamentary 81 against 47 vote including members of is own party. The die was cast. The supreme court and the parliament ordered him to cease and desist and to present himself to the Chilean Congress. He didn't and so then came "the coup" which was actually an attempt just to arrest him.

And finally, contrary to Powaski, Allende was not murdered, as a recent second autopsy has confirmed, but committed suicide with an AK-47 which was given to him by Fidel Castro. Contemporary witnesses at the time present with Allende confirmed that claim, and have stood steadfast to their testimony.

"Chilean president Salvador Allende committed suicide, autopsy confirms"