The Arria case and the change of the political paradigm
By Luis Manuel AGUAA
I do not wish this note to be interpreted as a “defense” to Ambassador Diego Arria’s candidacy to represent Venezuela to the UN. It’s not. Among other reasons why Dr. Arria doesn’t need it. Those of us who really need Ambassador Arria to be our representative there are the Venezuelans, not the. Who is an institution in that organization of States is he, not anyone who can even happen to the pettiness of the G4 of the National Assembly, who are naming unprepared people in the diplomatic field. And Guaidó is the one who appears at the front paying for the broken dishes. There’s got to be a culprit and he’s the president in charge.
That’s why it’s the other way around. We Venezuelans need Arria, not him from us. Arria is the most internationally acclaimed Venezuelan in the country. Their international achievements transcend a mere bureaucratic position at the UN or elsewhere. However, without needing it would be willing to do it, and the only thing that is necessary for him to put the front is to ask him, but that if, With absolute independence in acting in favor of Venezuela, not the parties of the National Assembly.
And I’m sure he would do it not only for the Venezuelan distinguished he is, but because he wouldn’t mind doing a job he already did for the sole purpose of being useful to Venezuela at the worst moment in his history. But there’s the detail, Cantinflas Dixit. They don’t need someone who works for Venezuela, they need someone to work for them, not them. And that’s why they won’t appoint him. They will prefer someone who “does not opaque”, that “follow line”, that “does not remove the protagonism.” That is very typical of insignificant people, of which the National Assembly is very much plagued by the fact.
What I want to highlight in this note is that what is happening with the case of Dr. Arria at the UN is perhaps the quintessence of the problem we are suffering as a people and that to continue, there will be no foreign military intervention that is worth solving the fund Of this problem that we have inside the Venezuelan.
We Venezuelans have to change, and if this tragedy that has happened to us does not succeed, it will achieve absolutely nothing. The details of why Arria has not been appointed Ambassador of Venezuela to the UN are much better exposed than what this writer could describe here, in the article by journalist Orlando Avendaño in PanamPost (see why Guaidó has forgotten the nations Together?, in https://es.panampost.com/orlando-avendano/2019/04/10/por-que-guaido-ha-olvidado-a-las-naciones-unidas/). But the problem has deeper roots.
Venezuelans have a very deep aversion to the independence of criterion, to competition, to excellence, to the people who excel in any field, contribute and shine with their own light. That’s why you see Venezuelans reach the best positions out of the country, not Venezuela. Examples left over. I have the theory that as it is so extraordinarily difficult to make a career dodging pettiness, tripping and blockades in Venezuela, when you go abroad-that there are also enough pettiness, tripping and blockades-the degree is so comparatively Inferior that makes a Venezuelan achieve, with hundreds of times more probability, anything that is proposed outside of Venezuela. From there we see Venezuelans shining all over the planet giving us pride. But even by chance they are backed up later in their own country. That’s why they don’t come back and all of them die out, wishing to the end of their lives to do something for their country. And paradoxically, their own countrymen, by pettiness, do not leave them. How amazing! So I wrote 5 years ago a note especially dedicated to the case of Diego Arria (see the formula Arria or when the blacksmith’s house knives are stick, in Http://ticsddhh.blogspot.com/2014/03/la-formula-arria-
But in the political field the thing takes exponentially brutal nuances. There they champion and flourish the pettiness, tripping and blockades, for reasons of the very low level, personal, cultural, educational, etc., of most of the protagonists of Venezuelan politics. Recognize someone else in politics in Venezuela? Never! If the Venezuelan politicians of the time did not recognize anything to the very generalissimo Francisco de Miranda until centuries after his death, nothing more or nothing less than the only American (I do not say Venezuelan!) whose name is engraved in stone in the Arc de Triomphe of Paris, and to whom France gave the title of hero of the French Revolution and Marshal of France, do you think that the politicians of now will recognize something to Ambassador Diego Arria? That is a behavior that we have a historical obligation to overcome right now because the survival of our country is at stake.
But this must come with the substantive improvement of the quality of those who make politics in Venezuela. You see that in other countries, as in the case of the United States, personalities who after making a long career in private enterprise (as the case of Rex Tillerson, former secretary of state, former president of the Transnational Exxon Mobil), or after having Practicing his profession for many years (as in the case of former US president Barack Obama, professor at the University of Chicago and civil rights lawyer at the firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland) were prepared to serve Public through political careers in parties seeking voter votes. They do not become politicians to serve but to serve. It is the fair end of a career in which they have already achieved their professional stability and are now preparing to give what they have learned to society.
But that is not how things are raised in Venezuelan politics. It’s just the other way around. The system is based on the use of politics, not on serving people. To use it for profit, first of the match and then in the own, and then leave what remains of that to the population. There are people who make career in the games, starting with sticking posters in the streets, going to load the briefcases to the bosses, to advance to the point of “liveliness”, tripping and blockades to the highest political positions. If not to be told Nicholas Maduro, that of chauffeur of Metrobus came to President of the Republic, without having any qualification for that, under the shadow of a coup-chair. And that is exactly the same behavior of the official opposition that now handles decisions of the importance of what needs to be taken now with the UN. What do you think the answer will be? A person of the caliber of Ambassador Diego Arria? That’s like asking bananas to a mango bush.
Unfortunately politics in Venezuela is the field of action of opportunists and filibusters. When the boys of the university generation of 2007 integrated the Parties, including the President-in-Charge Juan Guaidó, some thought that they could represent some change in the way of doing politics in Venezuela. We were wrong. It was the opposite. They were mimicked in the traditional way of the old politicians of “making politics”, to the point that at this moment they are convinced that it is the only way to do it. What a waste of political youth!
Many of those young people in the National Assembly are blind followers of the practices and thought of characters like Henry Ramos Allup and the rest of all those people who were witnesses and responsible, by action or omission, of what happened in the country before the appearance of L Coupe Hugo Chávez. That’s why the trap they’re in is very serious because they don’t know how to do anything else. They do not have the professional experience that only give the years and practice in the exercise of a profession, which at least can give them an orientation of where to project solutions. That’s what I call having a boss. Come by the eyes of those old men who want to end their days with power. It’s really sad to waste a youth like that.
We have to turn the political paradigm of Venezuela around. That may take one or two generations if we start now, after politicians like Ramos Allup, Barboza, Borges, Rosales and many more have gone to a better life leaving Venezuela in peace. But it also requires understanding that we have to make politics an activity worthy of being carried out and that capable people understand it as in more developed countries. Perhaps that is why the international community does not understand why Venezuelans have not appointed Ambassador Diego Arria as our representative at the UN, when we all envy that we have such a giant of diplomacy, an extraordinary character Who would be proud to have, ready to serve our country, and not put it in the service of Venezuela in the darkest hour of our country. More pathetic and outrageous, impossible…
Posted in ict & Human Rights on April 12, 2019
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