I don’t know what to do. This is terrifying. I live in Códroba Argentina and the city is literally besieged by delincuents. The police went on strike and vandalism does not cut what’s going on right now. Everybody is going crazy, there are gunshots, Is 2 AM here and no one is sleeping. They have robbed most stores in the city, the big and the little ones, thats a military outpost near my house that got burned. I almost never write anything on tumblr but the gunshots, the helicopters, the stress and the impotence are driving me insane and I just have no idea what to do. I’m afraid they’re gonna break into my house, the mortorcycles keep going around and I know they’re robbing. They ransacked the Walmart, and the Carrefour, and little stores in the center of the city. Everything is just going to hell.
I love my country, I love living in my country, I love my people. I hate it when argentine people say that there’s nothing worst than this country (and they do that a lot) because we have a lot of wonderful things. People don’t tolerate injustice (and we have a lot of that, so this country is one protest after another), our legislation about workers rights is quite good. The best colleges in here are public and free. It’s a tolerant country, there is little conflict about race, and religion and sexuality (well, you know, not everyone is that tolerant, but we do have marriage equality there are virtually no hate crimes and the level of acceptance is high whatsoever). Really, this country is welcoming and I love it even when is chaos.
But this society has no course. It is helpless, orphan, we live under chaos. At least the neighbors help each other out, because if it’s up to the authorities, they just don’t exist. No one respects them because they have been stabbing us in the back during our whole history, and since no one respects them, this is chaos, and everything good in this country goes dimmised.
It’s scary. But it’s also terribly sad.