Socialism continues to gain ground in Latin America. In response, Emmanuel Rincon, Editor-at-Large at El American, analyzes in Culture War the errors of Latin American leaders who claim to oppose progressivism. He points out that it has become common to look for historical facts to blame for current problems.
“In our time, historical victimization to avoid individual responsibility has become a daily occurrence. For many thinkers it is easier to blame the Spaniards for the poverty of Latin America”, says Emmanuel.
Similarly, he recounts his experience at the “Presidential Forum in Defense of Democracies” and how none of the leaders who participated thought to talk about the lack of competence and the failures in the academic preparation of citizens. Nor did they comment on the importance of strong businesses, open markets and creating strong economies.
“The most used word was that of blessed inequality. Everyone, without exception, used it to refer to what is relatively wrong with Latin America,” he noted.
Culture War and the socialist recipe
In this sense, Rincón said that it is worrying to continue listening to the same recipe that has led the continent to poverty and Third Worldism. The same one that says that the only one that can put an end to inequalities in the government.
“It seems that Latin American leaders find it difficult to understand that the monster to be defeated is poverty and not inequality. And that the wealth of some is not the cause of poverty for others”.
Finally, he explains that the political crises that have occurred in the continent have been because there is no willingness to take measures different from those promoted by the progressives. “The latest political crises we have seen in Chile, Ecuador and Colombia, have similar components with presidents who claim to oppose 21st-century socialism, but end up using the same failed policies of their supposed enemies”, states Emmanuel in his new installment of Culture War.