The narrow victory of José Antonio Kast in the first round of the presidential election (barely 150,000 votes difference with Gabriel Boric out of 7 million) places Chile on the verge of a sinister outcome.
By Atilio A. Boron
For Page 12
Behind this Führer of operetta, proud of his Nazi ancestors and confessed admirer of a tyrant – and also a thief – as Augusto Pinochet, today the decomposing remains of the traditional Chilean right. His perfidious personeros, nested in various parties, who at first despised him and scoffed at his ridiculousness now exalt him as the messiah destined to save chili from the clutches of the vandals on the left, or the aliens that the president’s wife Sebastian Piñera He thought he saw in the great days of October 2019.
Kast, What Jair Bolsonaro, Donald Trump and Santiago Abascal (the leader of Vox, of burning nostalgia for the good times of Francisco Franco and the Holy Inquisition in Spain) are the outgrowths that capitalist society segregates once its irreversible decline has begun. Good manners and hypocritical invocations to democracy and human rights they give place to the vomits of these grotesque men who accelerate the march of humanity towards its destruction. From beyond the Andes came the exultant greeting of Javier Milei, another demagogue of the same lineage, who in a tweet sent his “congratulations for achieving to translate into votes an overcoming proposal for chili and that at the same time it alienates it from impoverishing socialism. LONG LIVE THE FREEDOM FUCK. ” In full tune with the stupidity of the Argentine, Kast He responded by saying “Thank you very much dear Javier. Long live freedom in chili and Argentina damn it! “
Beyond these manifestations, what matters is what this subject and the reactionary crowd that surrounds and raises him (and that celebrated his triumph on Monday with a significant rise in the Santiago Stock Exchange) is the specific project that he intends to impose in case of being elected president of chili. The “Government Program” from Kast is exposed in an extensive document of 204 pages that is entitled “Dare Chile“and that opens with a“Republican Manifesto“In which the evils that afflict that country are exposed:” the progressive punishment of property; the promotion of an intervening state; the identification of irreducible enemies such as private enterprise and the market system; violent protest and vandalism as justification for the transgression of norms and disrespect for authority; resurgence of a fallacious neo-Marxist discourse of the struggle of the sexes, races, sexual orientations, corrupt views of human rights, the interpretation of science (and the) harassment of the Christian faith. ” (pg. 3) Following is an extensive enumeration of the 829 (Sic!) corrective measures required to remedy such an excruciating situation. It is irrelevant to reproduce them here, but I invite my readers to make an effort and dare to rummage through that smelly garbage dump of reactionary proposals to accurately characterize what awaits you chili yes this Führer from seedy canteens will come to The coin.
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# 72 “reinforce the bonding of chili with United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Germany, as head of the European Union, as strategic political partners. We also promote closer ties with countries of the Pacific Asia, due to its growing economic importance. ” Of course for Kast and his wise advisers China does not exist.
# 74 “an important aspect of the security issue is to prevent national political actors from seeking transnational alliances in order to increase their chances of coming to power in chili, and even do it irreversibly. A serious danger is the historical tendency of subversive regimes such as Cuba and Venezuela to support by illegal and hidden means groups and political parties of the Chilean extreme left, in the face of which our elected governments have shown extreme weakness and tolerance. ” The old theory that conflicts and social struggles reach the idyllic chili from the outside; before from Soviet Union, today from Cuba and Venezuela.
And then another nonsense typical of a caveman and that I as a proud graduate of the FLACSO I can’t stop mentioning. Recommendation number 77 of its program warns that “a special case deserves the situation of the FLACSO, an entity of alleged academic character, which for decades has led to political activism and the labor refuge of former national and foreign politicians. This entity will be notified of the end of its operations in our country. ” The truth is that I had not found people for years as ignorant and primitive as the editors of this eyesore, unable to assess the international academic credentials of the FLACSO. The program continues to affirm in its number 82 that “We will withdraw chili of the UN Human Rights Council”, Something that was already present in number 30 where the“ Closure of the current National Institute of Human Rights and its replacement by a transversal institution dedicated to the effective defense of Human rights of all citizens. ” The next section, 31, promises “more prisons for chili and more protection and benefit to Gendarmes…. The Guarantee is over ”.
The auction of this fascist and grotesque project at the same time is a re-issue of the gloomy Condor Plan, that in times of Pinochet, Videla and company will blind the lives of thousands of Latin Americans and condemn as many to exile. The # 33 declares, without ambiguity, that it will advance in the “International Anti-Radical Left Coordination. (Sic!) What’s going on in Colombia it’s not by chance. The pattern of the antisocial outbreak is repeated in chili. We will coordinate with other Latin American governments to identify, arrest and prosecute radicalized agitators. ” Pinochet ran the Condor Plan, but never confessed its existence. KastInstead, he announces it with his chest inflated with arrogance and looking for the complicit wink of Washington.
In short: a program based on the Franco regime’s war cry: “¡Long live death! ” and combined with a ultra-neoliberal economic program. In short: this madman has achieved what until now seemed impossible: to appear in chili a more reactionary, despotic and violent politician than Pinochet. Kast did. May the electorate wake up on time and prevent this monster from becoming president and sinking the land of Salvador Allende, Victor Jara, Pablo Neruda, Gladys Marín, Violeta Parra and so many others and others in barbarism.