Monday, August 15, 2011

AMLO´s World: A highly recommended interview

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) made an interview with La Jornada that I highly recommend to be read in it entirety. This is AMLO´s world, and AMLO at his worst:  Absolute no self-criticism for anything he has done; blaming everyone else for his problems; playing the victim beyond the point of absurdity; and a frightening authoritarian and Manichean view of politics, where those who don't agree with him are either, on the left, "traitors" for not obeying his commands, or, for everyone else, belonging to the "Power mafia."

Among the most inane statements: He launched his absurd "Legitimate presidency" because he knew that the PRD would "turn their back on us." After having incurred millions in fines for its encampments and demonstrations on behalf of AMLO throughout the summer and fall of 2006, the PRD finally realized they could not continue like this for the entire six-year presidency of Calderón.

Yet in AMLO's world, the fact that the party dared to disagree with his strategy and not follow every command of his, makes them "traitors." Now, following the growth of his MORENA movement, which in October will officially become a "Political Association," AMLO feels vindicated, and lets it show.

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