By Serafim de Oliveira
Washington D.C — “Begging” and accessing natural resources serve as manipulative psychological tools for those in positions of economic, military, political, and social power to maintain the status quo.
In essence, these practices oppose the exercise of citizenship through public policies and norms, such as the right to life, the principle of equality before the law, the freedom of opinion and expression, communication and information, and democratic participation in public policy decisions.
Misinterpretations of everyday reality
Nevertheless, the new elite allied with the current party leadership continues to repeat past political mistakes by using misinterpretations of consensus realities and bitter attitudes
The intergenerational class often occludes their mistakes through an obsession with illicit wealth gained via repressive state policies and the marginalization of diverse ideas in society. We feel their influence daily.
Denial of Natural Resources on a Systematic Basis
However, these policies of security and…
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