This comment was written at the beginning of the month of October of 2009, I do this mention, so the comment may not seem anachronistic. Yesterday Jaime Bayly in his Sunday evening; the presentation of his book the OCOG and the insane, the day it aired Friday 2nd of this month, in the city of Arequipa. Addressing the crowd (which were as about 10 thousand people, according to the daily mail) not spoke nothing of the theme of his book, more well I dedicate to make a feint of electoral campaign. A purely populist speech, which focused on three points, which I want to do a little analysis. While it is true that this journalist will never be President (although anything can happen in Peru, by experience) I agree with some of his ideas, but I think that you skipped some aspects that ceased to mention within each theme.
In your first point said: that public education had to have the quality of the best private schools. He mentioned that it should give breakfast to all students in schools. Didn’t realize that students from wealthy families who attend good private schools (such as his daughters, as he himself said it), eat breakfast at home. He did not mention that to match these aspects, public schools would have to have the same infrastructure of individuals; the quality of teachers, in my view is relative, because in State schools, if there are some excellent pedagogical quality teachers. I think that to avoid falling into cheap populism, we need to see well first that encloses all this, without removing validity of the proposal said in your second point: that congressmen, should not collect salary; in other words, that their collaboration in Parliament, serious as I say nonprofit collaboration.
At this point I agree completely with the terrible child, but we must not ignore other aspects that hydration this measure: administrative expenses proper to the Congress. The congressmen would have to be professionals or entrepreneurs who devote part of their free time for such work, and should be more in number of participants, to be able to designate working shifts. The idea is good, but the applications are complicated; the thing is not so easy. Populism not us blind. In your third point said in other words: that all the military, would be to join the ranks of the national police, and a possible conflict with any border country, would request help from the United States, so that, as he said verbatim you fumigate the adversary. At this point also I agree completely, but as I repeat, the thing is not so easy. For a person like me who does not believe in borders, effectively shouldn’t exist armies, because it wouldn’t be against whom fight. I’m suddenly also crazy like Jaime, but each loco with your theme then Jaime, competed in many respects; one of them for example when speak of love, there if that was more lost Claus on July 28. I talk about life and death, and He was also more lost dog in procession. I sincerely hope that Jaime, not President of our country, and that most well continue with their interviews, writing books, that while it is true, are fun, from an unrealistic point of view.