- Oct 17, 2012
A multimillionaire left wing with Louboutin shoes?
North Korea´s real name is Democratic People´s Republic of Korea.
Oh the irony.
As a social democrat I get a little offended that someone would believe that she is really left wing in her heart and that North Korea is a democracy
You are right in a way, but in Argentina peronism has sadly destroyed the concept of left and right.
Its not what is her, is what she represents, all the progres here (the liberals in America) simpathyses with her, and the way she governs is under that ideology. YPF nationalization, the AFJPs to the State, the subsidios to the poor, the taxes to some big corporations, the 125, etc. Of course she is a millionaire (most of that she has stolen) like any other important politician, but that does not matter if we talk of how she leads the country.
About left and right, its true that in its beggining and under the Libertadora dictatorship (up to Videla I would say, from 1946 to 1976) left and right were opaqued by peronism, probably because we were in a welfare society, and liberalism (in an economic sense) wasnt trendy precisely, but since Peron death, peronism disappeared and got cutted into pieces and then left and right re appeared.
Menem was right and Cristina is left. They have nothinhg in common, NOTHING. Not even peronism. The 90s were the time where peronism died as it was along the XXth century, although lots of people voted peronism with Menem.
So Menem wasnt peronism but he cleverly used its platform and its net of punteros to win.
Cristina (mostly in her speech but not only there) stands for the historical issues linked to peronism: equality, internal market, mobility, economic growth, social inclusion, etc totally other society, in fact the opposite, than the one of Menem.