by Irene Bianchi
I often wonder why the government insists on denying the plain facts. As if, by not acknowledging them, they’d vanish magically into thin air. They deny corruption, inflation, poverty, unemployment and crime. They deny discontent. They do not seem to take into account the opinions and feelings of so many citizens who do not trust the so-called “model” — people who are not happy with their policies and their measures. Citizens who have the right to disagree and express their disagreement openly, without fearing any kind of “revenge” or punishment.
Ultimately, this aggressive, stubborn, ignoring attitude on their part conceals and entails a certain weakness, lack of a long-term plan, which results in spasmodic improvisation. Reactions instead of actions. A dangerous procedure for the leaders of a nation, I dare say.