Cambio> April 22,2010
The inaugural speech of Bolivian Head of State was distorted by the press of the opposition to manipulate public opinion, says.
“In a world conference on climate change, Morales blames chickens for homosexuality,” was today’s headline circling the globe on the Internet. As the good carnivore that I am, I devoured the article in search of its scientific value, but I only found a conscious effort to discredit the President. I realized immediately that, as always, the international press was just repeating the distortion made originally by the Bolivian press owned by Morales’s opposition. It was not strange to me, because the right has always used its press as the most efficient machine to fabricate public opinion.
They assassinated a President as progressive as Gualberto Villarroel, using the ladies’ organizations created around the Catholic Church, to demonize Villarroel as a “tyrant Nazi-fascist, who wanted to destroy the sacred institution of marriage.” In reality, they assassinated the character of the man who abolished servitude, and protected indigenous woman by legalizing the “Common-law marriage,” also called “de facto marriage,” after two years of cohabitation, recognizing also the rights of their children.
In fact, the mining Moguls assassinated him, because, by defending Bolivia from plundering, he had move against their disloyal advantages. The mechanism was, as always, simple: to destroy him first in the eyes of the people, then the Church, and then the rest of the world. They did it through their private press, simply making up the news, and consequently fabricating the national public opinion, which echoed into international opinion.
Morales may lack precision when speaking, but one can not allow his opposition to attribute expressions so aberrant to his speech. He did not redefine homosexuality. He simply said “when men eat those chickens, they have deviations in their beings as men.” That statement courageously denounces a problem that is real and very dangerous for humanity. Testosterone is the hormone of muscle growth, and when ingested, forces the body to increase the production of estrogen, the female hormone, to restore the balance at higher level.
That happens to bodybuilders who consume the synthetic version of testosterone simply known as steroids. The problem is that when obtaining it by external routes, the testicles reduce their own production. When the ingestion is suddenly cut off, the system stays with a very high level of estrogen, with very weak testicles to work in overdrive and restore the balance. It’s at that moment when men develop what is called in the slang of the sport a “bitch teats.”
They can laugh all they want, the ignorant “chicken-ester” opponents of Morales, but I would suggest that they look at themselves in the mirror and begin buying bras. The damage also takes place in woman, and even though it’s less noticeable because larger breasts are natural for them, it increases the risk of breast cancer in both genders. The truth about steroids is that they are as lethal as they are illegal, and while their use in humans is punished with jail time, ironically the farmers keep using them with impunity in our food.
The opposition wastes time ridiculing Morales, but that keeps them ignorant because they will never realize, that Evo is correct. In fact, he is aligned with a powerful world-wide movement in defense of Earth and the environment. Perhaps the right ignores still that Al Gore, Vice-President of Bill Clinton, won an Oscar and a Nobel Prize for his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” in which he blames industrialization for global warming and the destruction of the environment. Perhaps the opposition to Morales ignores also that President Barack Obama has a vegetable garden in the White House, and that First Lady, Michelle Obama leads a movement to promote the consumption of organic foods. Perhaps they ignore still that this movement is already irreversible, and that there are trillions of dollars invested in it. Perhaps they ignore still that the globalization of the industry is an act of madness, by which the great North American capitals have filled the seas of cargo ships, transferring raw materials from the poor countries which have to sell them to be able to eat, to countries that manufacture parts, where the capitalists have managed to impose many advantages, then they bring all that to China, where their factories have more flexible environmental regulations and pay an average of one dollar per day in manual labor, for the final assembly of products. And perhaps they ignore that soon after these capitalists launch a massive distribution to the entire world to sell goods a little cheaper, and kill their competition, which ironically, does not exploit people or pollute the planet like they do.
The opposition to Morales ignores still that the globalization of industry was the unsustainable project of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, based on cheap petroleum for transport and industrial fuel. That it is consuming the earth’s oil and producing wars in the Middle East. That contaminates the seas, the fish that we eat, and even the water that we drink. Perhaps they ignore still that, according to the experts, in the last 50 years half of the oil of the planet has been consumed, and, that if this madness does not stop, and we return to living with what we produce locally, and commencing with the neighboring countries, petroleum and potable water will begin to be scarce in less than 50 years. If we do nothing, our lives at last will be lost in an unfair war, all for a glass of our own water.
Morales may be a President who lacks some precision in his speeches, but he is absolutely right in what he says. That is why; he is as successful as he is, in spite of the enormous capital invested by his opposition to try to assassinate his ideas.