What To Expect From The Government After The Collapse
Fernando Ferfal Aguirre
December 23rd, 2011
People want to believe in “change” or “hope” and thus grant him [The President] that power.
He promises he’ll use this power wisely and only for a little while. Like a little boy with a new toy, he promises to give it back soon. But that toy is SO nice, it makes everything easier for him and it feel so good to play with it…
In Argentina that toy was called the “super powers.” So-called emergency powers beyond the powers usually granted to a president by our Constitution.
Combine that with rampant corruption and placing puppet in the Senate and the Supreme Court, and governors in a few key provinces. A president in Argentina holds more power than a king of old Spain or England ever did.
And so freedom is lost and things become more “medieval,” as in the relationship between the king and the peasants.
“How does that reporter dare to criticize what I do? How dare the weak, whining opposition question my demands?”
Little by little, they get drunker with power and lose their perception of normal political reality until they no longer even bother covering things up.
…In Argentina, the official statistics managed by the INDEC are openly modified to fit whatever the president wants. 22% unemployment looks bad to our international investors, so a good patriot is expected to submit figures of 8% instead. That sounds much nicer. Besides, the worst the media can do is say it’s a lie. The “official” number is 8%, and some will call that figure bullshit…but it’s so much better than everyone having that 22% number in their heads.
Things reach a point where everything is bullshit.
What to Except From The Government After The Collapse
After an economic crisis and with a “benevolent” authoritarian figure in charge, you can expect the following: