Argentina’s plan to save the ‘culo del mundo’
Apologies for delays on posting. I’ve been a lazy blogger. Also I’ve been busy working on a new post on small businesses (one in particular—hint, it’s a hot topic, hee hee), and that is sort of eating up my normal posting time. Unfortunately, you will have to wait for that one until next week. For now though, let’s talk about something that has been buzzing around annoyingly in the news for a while: the Malvinas.
As previously mentioned in my post on Cris’ return, the Malvinas issue has surged in political discourse once more. And it’s becoming more intense. Now that Argentina has been pushing to sit down with Great Britain and talk things through, GB responded saying, well, first of all, no, and that second of all, Argentina’s actions are far more “colonialist” than they ever were. Good one, David.
Cris said that there are 16 cases in the UN against colonialist acts, 10 of which pertain to GB (and one, obviously, on the Falkland/Malvinas). Since I am currently breathing the air of Argentina, I’m opting to call them the Malvinas. Don’t get too excited though, I’m really only indifferent towards the issue. If you peruse the local papers, it seems like the Malvinas issue is always somewhere on the front page. Cristina is insisting on talking to GB through diplomatic means, and GB repetitively rejects the offers.
I suppose you can say that things have “escalated” beyond just words. For example, Argentina threatened to stop sending flights to the Malvinas, and cutting down on air transport. Ships with the British Union Jack were also rejected from Argentine ports, and Argentina advised MERCOSUR members to follow their act. Prince William, I like to call him Guillermo, came down to the Malvinas for some military-thing. Even my mom called and asked if the Malvinas issue is serious, and if I’m in any sort of danger. I laughed a bit. And then consoled her.
I’m over it. Is it lame that I don’t care? Malvinas is one of the main issues that garners the support of argentinos of all political colors. The issue is being manipulated by both Cris and David, obviously to gain popularity and divert attention away from the real issues at hand. Real issues like the fact that Europe’s economy is sinking faster than the titanic on fast-forward, and Argentina’s economy is… well you know, the usual disaster. Cris and Dave will continue to talk the talk, individually, not together, but will never walk the walk. Besides, what, are they going to start a war over a piece of land? Who do they think they are? The USA?