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Monday 04 of July 2022

Politics is Moving


U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on stage during campaign event at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York,photo: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on stage during campaign event at Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York,photo: Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Now, people no longer prefer the devil they know, but the devil they don’t

At this time in which we live, everything that is happening around the world has become a fascinating spectacle, that sooner or later will come to Mexico.

In that sense, it is important to keep watching our northern neighbor, which on April 5 held primary elections in the state of Wisconsin, leaving various aspects highlighted.

One is the failure of Donald Trump and a wall that is moving away. And the other is the victory of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and, thus, a system that continues to decline. In conclusion: Now the response against the U.S. political system are the votes of Sanders and Trump, as they represent the profile of the current political establishment.

Now the United States is showing a behavior similar to that of Spain during its general elections on Dec. 20, 2015, since a strong protest vote against the old system and a considerable change in the political class also took place there.

This phenomenon has arisen because of distrust, the necessity of finding new leaders, and the intention of dealing with those people who are polluting everything with their corruption. These elements also remain indispensable in the publications of social networks and the Internet.

However, we can still celebrate two things. First, that the political debate is more alive than ever in the United States. Second, that we should all be aware that the era of comfort has come to an end, whether the establishment wins at the end of the day or not.

Because now, people no longer prefer the devil they know, but the devil they don’t.

Meanwhile, here in Mexico, with the electoral process of the 12 governorships and its campaigns in full swing, we should ask who the ones shaping the current Mexican political class.

And I don’t mean the independent candidates or those who pull the strings behind the political parties and candidates. I mean the so-called political establishment.

There is still much to learn, including the fact that there can’t be anything secret anymore, and that it is only a matter of time before the Panama Papers come out to the public light throughout the world.

Another lesson which must be learned, not only by politicians or the media, but also by the rest of society, is that we must organize ourselves based on what role we each perform.

But make no mistake, because even as we are part of the system, so it is the political class that is now already dying.