The "Blah Blah Blah" of Former President Mujica

A scruffy old man is running around America preaching the same disconnection with the real world that made him a complete failure as the president of Uruguay.

Monday, August 31, 2015


On his way through the Latin American capitals, crowds applaud his coffee shop philosophy, while others who have specific responsibilities in life are surprised at the inconsistencies of the former Uruguayan president. Some clueless leaders even hold up his government as an example of the application of tax reforms - those that did not exist during his term when in fact all he did was waste state money forcing his successor in the presidency to take immediate austerity measures.

"As I tell you one thing, I tell you another"

This phrase, a workhorse usually used when he cannot reason with logic, is the emblem of his political philosophy, which does not exist as such, but merely expresses its inability to manage, and I wont say executive duties as president of a country, but simply the duties of a good man who is trying to make a living and support his family.

The urban guerrilla seduced him in his youth, probably because he had no other way to aspire to any other kind of personal fulfillment. After many years in jail, his peculiar verbiage and skills as an informal communicator brought him into politics and eventually to the presidency of Uruguay, voted for by the majority of the most peculiar Uruguayans, inhabitants of a country where success is regarded with suspicion, to the point where the most politically correct answer to the question '' How are you doing?" will never be" Very well, I have progressed in everything I have undertaken and I am very happy about it ", but unfortunately will be -said with a glum face- "More or less, do you want me to tell you?".

We could list dozens of reasons why José Mujica is considered to be little more than an old talkative guerrilla who extols poverty as a virtue, but we prefer to refer our readers to what someone else has expressed - another Uruguayan - also old and a former president like him, and a lucid young Guatemalan journalist.

In conclusion, José Mujica, former president of Uruguay, is nothing more than a vulgar media phenomenon, and in the best case, a dangerous political outburst.

See: Was Mujica's speech in Guatemala incoherent?
See: "A President and the values ​​of Uruguayan society"

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