May 15, 2022 5:02 pm

Cristina, the indolent leader

“What we do know is that in Argentina what will never end is what happened to us -and happens to us- due to the macrista pandemic, when in 2018 macri brought to IMF back to Argentina”, said the former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in another of his famous letters published on Tuesday of this week.

We could suggest that Cristina Kirchner usually appears with her epistolary pronouncements every time something happens that could make her uncomfortable, like this January 18 in which the memory, seven years later, of the assassination of the prosecutor Alberto Nisman placed her again at the center of the debate in one of the remarks that exposes her most publicly. He knows that he manages to change the agenda with a pronouncement. He did it other times; It is part of her behavior as an indolent leader, like erasing herself in the face of every tragedy that happens in the country. did it with Cro-Magnon in 2004, or with the events of social conflict in Tucuman and in Córdoba in 2013, when she was seen dancing in an act at the May Plaza while violence hit those provinces with problems with the security forces.

Also in 2011, Cristina Kirchner relativized the claims of the Patagonian towns that requested help from the Nation for the effects of the ashes of the Chilean volcano Puyehue. “What happens is psychological,” the President said that time, and even recalled the eruption of the volcano Hudson in 1991, when I lived in Santa Cruz. “We lived there and the two presidents came out, so it shouldn’t be that bad…”. Always in the first person, never in the place of another, like those affected who lost land, crops, animals and, obviously, quality of life.

After the tragedy of Once It took him five days to appear in public and say something about a railway accident that left 52 dead, dozens of injured and the fall of the veil that covered certain shady deals of his government in transport policy, which the justice later investigated and condemned. He reappeared on February 27 in Rosario, in the act of Flag Day, justifying his absence: “Never expect from me in the face of the pain of death, the speculation of the photo or the easy speech, because I know what death is and I know what pain is, and I do not tolerate those who want to take advantage of of so much tragedy and so much pain”. He exposed his pain above the rest.

And she also did it during the beginning of the pandemic, when after a long time the entire political leadership was seen working together while she, Vice President at last, honored her position with a prolonged stay in Cuba, attending to his daughter’s problems, a right that no one can take away or discuss, but while this was happening he did not show a single gesture of solidarity with his people whom he claims to defend, with few effective results, by the way, from all the evils that attack him.

But this week’s letter far outweighs any selfish gesture of the past. It is that using the tragedy of the pandemic that, in part due to the mismanagement of his government, punishes us with more than 118 thousand deaths, as an analogy to revile his predecessor Mauricio Macri by the agreement with the IMF is of an unusual level of indifference to the pain of those who suffered the loss of a family member or a loved one.

Public indolence in the gestures, postures and sayings shown by political leaders is also a form of social mistreatment, it is a clear demonstration of a lack of empathy with those who expect their representatives to think of solutions for the collective good because in this way they show that they are thinking of its problems and not in dialectical escapades that allow drawing attention to generate a debate that covers up another of social interest but that it is inconvenient for it to remain in the arena for a long time.

The indebtedness with IMF It is a topic that is debated daily, with crosses and data between the ruling party and the opposition. The people listen and choose to believe their own truth, it is part of the daily game of politics here and anywhere in the world. The pandemic is death, disease, poverty, a million children out of school, abnormal changes in our way of life, one of the worst stages that the modern world has gone through. Using her as a political Chicano is trivializing her, reviling her, not giving her the level of seriousness that she had and has for everyone. It is pretending capriciously, and without prior emotional elaboration of what has been said, that an economic management decision, justified or not, can be placed above the greatest health tragedy in a long time.

Good political leaders don’t react like that; they do not hide, do not evade or underestimate the tragedies; on the contrary, they usually see an opportunity in them to be and show themselves better.

This was not the case.

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