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It happened again. Marxism won once again in Latin America. Gustavo Petro won the presidency of Colombia, it was not enough for the citizens of that country to observe more than two million Venezuelans fleeing socialism in their streets, it was not enough to live daily with the inhabitants of the neighboring country touting the stories of failure of the collectivist economic system in Venezuela, Colombians also want that, they have been indoctrinated, deceived, and believe that by electing a messiah who will take from the rich to give to the poor, their problems will disappear.
I am not really surprised by the decision taken by the Colombians, I lived a couple of years in Bogota, I watched hundreds of times how Venezuelans rode the Transmilenio (the mass transportation system in the Colombian capital) to tell the misery they lived in Venezuela and the reasons why they now sold candies in buses, but nobody really listened to them, or maybe they did listen to them, but somehow their heads would use the magic formula of modern leftism “that is not true socialism”.
To the point, it is not surprising that in the impoverished countries of Latin America the yoke of Marxism is strongly imposed, what is truly surprising is that in the United States the same thing is happening, with absolute silence on the part of local authorities and politicians.
Of course, we all know that a large part of the Democratic Party now agrees with that socialist system, however, a large part of the Republicans live completely isolated from international politics, and do not seem to care that their entire backyard is filling up with openly Marxist and “anti-imperialist” leaders.
Only Senator Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar, and Governor DeSantis made insistent statements about the danger that Petro’s arrival to power would represent; the other senators, congressmen and governors of the Republican Party, at the national level, seem to be unaware that Colombia, their most important ally in South America, has now chosen an enemy of the United States for the House of Nariño.
Could it be that GOP politicians to the north of the country believe that geographic remoteness makes it less important for the hemisphere to be filled with socialists? Could it be that this new generation of politicians does not understand the importance of international politics for the United States to remain the world’s leading power?
Putting America first is a great slogan, and that is precisely why international relations cannot be neglected, isolationism cannot be practiced, and political movements and leaders openly contrary to America’s interests cannot be allowed to expand, for that is a guillotine that sooner or later will cut off the nation’s head.
Republicans, open your eyes! The Marxists are taking over the continent, national security is in danger.
Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American