With the theme I’m going to try then I risk projecting a false image of my person. Say this because in today’s societies, dominated by hedonism (pursuit of pleasure as a supreme goal), there is a tendency to make stereotypes with ease. For example, generally, when I put one of my thoughts, I am listed Communist, which demonstrates that having a critical system of current life vision makes people look for the best known model to represent that vision. When this happens, to not complicate things, I prefer to keep me quiet, because if I try to explain to them that I am not and that there are other stereotypes that define me better, would have to begin long explanations (due to the unpopular who are these stereotypes): secular, skeptical scientific, freethinking, libertarian humanist, bright, etc., etc. Notwithstanding the foregoing, I wish to refer to the subject of Venezuela. Many times, I’ve heard talk about horrors in that country, especially the limitations of individual freedom that supposedly It imposes or which seeks to impose the Government.
I don’t want to delve into that topic, since it gives me mixed feelings. On the one hand, apparently, the country is moving away from the neoliberal system (of which I am so critical), but that is to be achieved from top to bottom and a libertarian believes that the changes are below upwards. However, what really worries me, are the priorities that people in my country about problems that affect societies have. According to the experience that I have, almost all of my compatriots are terrible these restrictions that supposedly tries to impose the Venezuelan Government, but they found no terrible facts that happen under their own noses and that, from my point of view, many times, they are worse. To demonstrate that this is so, I would like to refer to some examples. -Freedom that have certain foreign companies to come to settle in the country and extract non-renewable resources and everything that it implies: environmental damage, internal conflicts, the creation of new needs, etc. The most important case of the last years, is the arrival of the mining company Barrick Gold and his Pascua-Lama project. -The progressive provision to the technology used in the identification of persons.
This, in order to, supposedly, give greater security to the citizens, however, thereby infringe clearly individual freedom. The most recent case is the implementation that did the Facerec University of Chile, a software that detects and identifies persons at a distance through the recognition of faces. -Total freedom and impunity that politicians have to violate laws. A fresh case, and that it may be seen by anyone, it is electoral propaganda that there is in streets, while even the legal period does not begin to do so. According to me, these examples do not generate the debate that should be; only the Communists always claim. And if you want to criticize what is happening in other countries, finally, consider it much more important to talk about the countries that used the force to liberate others (already know that country I mean). Finally, not I can not mention, that order in the social priorities that a person possesses in this world as hedonistic, will be the least complicate the existence. Therefore, to acquire what he thinks most and, generally speaking, most think what is said in the media.