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They are the disease of democracy

They are the disease of democracy

The ex-president, José “Pepe” Mujica, He spoke out against hate speech and stressed that it is “the disease of democracy.” He also spoke about social inequality and the accumulation of capital that is increasingly accelerated.

Mujica took the opportunity to philosophize, once again, and gave his opinion on hate speech and the economic and social inequality suffered by the Uruguay and the rest of the world.

The former president participated in a series of interviews called “President: beyond power” where he gave his opinion on current society and the political system. “Hate speech is the disease of democracy,” said the former president.

In that sense, he questioned technological advances by stressing that he does not want to attribute it to digital civilization but that “it is difficult to accept that the world is increasingly complex and more complicated and we are betting on simplistic and technocratic solutions.”

“In this increasingly complex society that is going to become more and more complex, we practice intolerance with those we do not understand or do not share. That is the disease of democracy. Insult and intolerance are the previous steps to authoritarianism. “That is the failure of democracy,” added the former president.

On the other hand, he argued against the accumulation of capital, ensuring that growing inequality is to blame for the increase in poverty. “The rate of capital accumulation is much faster than the growth rate of the economy. That conspires against democracy,” she remarked.

Questioning politics

At the beginning of this month, Mujica took aim at the president Luis Lacalle Pou by assuring that “you can buy a $60,000 motorcycle at a price”, by questioning the leadership’s expenses and warning that there is an “epic lack” in the references of the political parties.

Mujica assured that “those who govern have to have a moral commitment to their people,” during a campaign event for the Popular Participation Movement (MPP) that he led together with the former vice president Lucia Topolansky, where he considered that “the politician has to have to live as the vast majority of Uruguayans, not like the privileged minority.”

Before young militants of the Broad Front, in the neighborhood Dive, He called to “open the eyes” of the people and pointed out: “We have contradictions such as spending billions of dollars on new cars, but there are not 300 million to rescue the gurises and gurisas who are in misery and will be the majority in some years”.

“What society awaits them?” the former president asked himself and added: “It’s not that we don’t have money. We are starting with the leaders immersed in a tropical tranquility as if everything were perfect.”

Source: Ambito

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