The realities of the current election do not exactly point towards a massive turn to the left but rather, towards a fragmented voter base with a preference for varying degrees of leftist agendas.
Once again, rape becomes a political tool and women’s bodies are used as the battlefield where political maneuvers are enacted for male politicians, leaders and journalists to further their agendas.
Unlike traditional social protests directed either at politicians or the political system itself, these protests put the blame in a new active participant, Televisa, the media company that, according to protesters, supports the status quo while denying air time to the public discontent.
This time, the Spanish middle classes are joining workers and identifying more with working class struggles than with corporate interests or EU mandates.
Dominique Strauss Kahn seems to be a visible symptom of a larger culture of misogyny and contempt for human rights. The fact that Strauss Kahn targeted already vulnerable women points to a seriously alarming potential consequences of this lawless state
The media coverage of these killings suggest that foreigners are responsible for the crimes of which they are victims, which in turn reinforces a racist narrative that remains strong within the public at large
It is perhaps time that the European Union abandons all pretension of democratic representation. Nobody elected these Heads of State and their corporate ties have been purposefully obscured.
This is the victory of a disobedient woman. A woman who systematically refused to be pigeonholed, controlled and manipulated. A woman whose policies might not be to everyone’s taste, but whose political skills cannot be derided.