20 March 2020 ~ 58 Comentarios

Globalism and Nationalism: Put the Planet First

By Carlos Alberto Montaner

The current crisis began in an open-air market where live animals were sold, in a remote corner of the world. Covid-19 spread from China’s Wuhan province to the rest of the planet. It seems that it originated from the habit of drinking bat soup that the Chinese have, or at least some Chinese.

The New York and London Stock Exchanges plummeted. Cinemas, theaters and concerts around the world were closed. Many shopping centers and restaurants were also closed. Experts announced that unemployment would increase exponentially. In the United States it could reach 20% of the population. Chaos. Armageddon.

The anecdote will result in several million deaths, even more than two million in the United States, according to The Economist magazine. It must end the idiotic debate between “nationalists” and “globalists.”

Nationalism is not only stupid. It is even worse; it is impossible, despite what Brexit supporters say or vote. It is an incontrovertible fact; globalism, that is, the notion that we are all interrelated and must shelter behind supranational institutions, although many of them are frustrating, however perfectible, and we must behave as human beings beyond flags and hymns.

That was the dilemma posed to the United States after the end of World War II–trying to rebuild the planet and help even the defeated countries, or risk another similar conflict as a result of resentment and nationalism, that explosive mixture that had burst only two decades after the end of the First War.

Fortunately, the F. D. Roosevelt and H. Truman tandem was in the White House and they both understood their country’s contemporary history. After Roosevelt died and the war was won, a journalist asked Truman if it made sense to rebuild Germany and the rest of Europe at the cost of $13 billion through the Marshall Plan. “That figure is infinitely less than what the war cost us,” the president replied. He was right.

The idea of “put America (or England, Russia, China or Germany) first” is foolish. It is true that globalism slows down the processes of wealth creation due to the clumsiness of international organizations; and it is no less true that abuses are committed against some key nations such as the United States, but the cost of abandoning the path of solidarity and internationalism is too high to assume.

Globalism arose, in an embryonic way, thousands of years ago, when two people belonging to different tribes established a kind of exchange beyond their respective languages. Those were the remote antecedents of the UN, the European Union and the fight to mitigate the problems of climate change that are being debated today.

At the end of the 15th century, globalism gained a new momentum with the discovery of the Americas in 1492. The Kingdom of Castile, chance and marriages of convenience within the royalty allowed the arid plateau–then determined to reconquer the territory that had been taken by the Arabs many centuries before–to transform into a formidable imperial power that ruled the world for a century with the help of the Church, the Genoese bankers and the trading instruments devised in the Netherlands.

Finally, since the 17th and 18th centuries France and Germany (which became a nation unified by Prussia in the 19th century) picked up the baton, as England unleashed the industrial revolution and rose to the top of the world, spawning in America thirteen colonies that ended up becoming independent and, as they took into account the thought of the Scottish Enlightenment, ended up becoming the most successful republic in history.

None of this would have happened without a globalist mindset. Nationalism must be forgotten. After all, states, as we know them, are only a few hundred years old. Little by little, the planet is unifying in the most successful expressions. Overcoming many obstacles, with ups and downs, representative democracy, the cult of human rights, the market and freedom are gradually prevailing. That is also globalization. Put the planet first.

58 Responses to “Globalism and Nationalism: Put the Planet First”

  1. manuel 20 March 2020 at 1:52 pm Permalink

    Now you are talking. Good! Welcome back man!

  2. Víctor López 20 March 2020 at 3:00 pm Permalink

    El localismo, reverso de la globalización, nos retorna a los tiempos de las alcabalas y derechos de paso, que empobrecieron Europa durante milenios, llevar un queso de Avignon a París multiplicaba su precio tres veces . Llegar al “Laissez faire et laissez passer” costó mucho, y permitió a la revolución industrial extenderse por todo el orbe, y desarrollar exponencialmente el comercio hasta llegar al bienestar de nuestros días. Es tan insólito como estúpido el promover sistemas aislacionistas. Medio mundo se moriría de hambre si se suprimiera el comercio de cereales y de las materias primas e industrializadas. De donde va a sacar camiones Nicaragua si no los importa? …y con qué los va a pagar si no exporta su café y su ganado. Es tan elemental que no cabe ni siquiera el interés de debatir tal cosa, allí si unos cuantos ineptos e infelices quieran oponerse a la globalización, en poco tiempo estarán comiendo mierda y pidiendo ayuda.

  3. Manuel 20 March 2020 at 6:04 pm Permalink

    The first story is that the American Dream is dead. The cost of college is ballooning even as higher education becomes a prerequisite for an increasing proportion of white-collar jobs. Those jobs have become more important to the American middle class as manufacturing and many other forms of well-compensated blue-collar work disappear. The debt from obtaining this quasi-mandatory college education (especially at expensive, cutthroat elite schools where admission is statistically impossible) puts newly minted adults in a terrible position. They feel they cannot move forward with one of the major milestones of 20th century adulthood: homeownership. Nor can they afford to live in major cities with job growth, such as New York and San Francisco, where rents have been increasing and vacancy rates dropping for the last decade. Seventeen percent of adults say they cannot pay this month’s bills in full. Feeling financially insecure, they defer childbearing, and when they do have kids they are stressed about how to pay for child care and education. Less-educated male wage earners have been hit hardest by these economic changes; as a result, they are struggling with unemployment, obesity, disability, suicide, and drug abuse. In extreme cases, this leads to “deaths of despair” and decreasing life expectancy. Some could be helped with medical interventions, but when they seek treatment, they’re hit by a combination of rising health care costs (and attendant medical debt) and a confusingly opaque system. One-fourth of adults say they have forgone necessary care because they were unable to afford it. Government spending on health care, mostly for the elderly, is out of control, yet some elderly people are still choosing between filling their prescriptions and buying food. One-quarter of nonretired adults have no retirement savings or pension whatsoever. Oh, and now there’s a global pandemic.
    The second story is that modern Americans are living the dream. They have more education, bigger houses, greater employment options, and better stuff than ever before. Unemployment, which was just shy of 10 percent at the start of 2010, is now 3.6 percent. Real median household income recently hit a high of $62,000 per year. In February, Gallup reported that 90 percent of Americans say they are “satisfied with their personal lives.” New homes in the United States are 1,000 square feet larger than they were in 1973; living space per person has doubled. Interest rates are low. More Americans than ever are obtaining college degrees, and those degrees are paying dividends: The lifetime net return for a typical college graduate is more than half a million dollars. Consumer goods overall are cheaper and higher-quality thanks to innovation and global trade, and per-capita expenditure on food has gone from more than 17 percent of disposable income in 1960 to just over 9 percent today. Health care is expensive, but 92 percent of Americans have insurance—and our ability to treat cancer, AIDS, and other diseases has improved tremendously. Zooming out, more people are healthy, well-fed, literate, and safe from physical violence than at almost any time in human history.
    Both of these stories are basically true. Which one predominates in your thinking is a function of your temperament, your political persuasion, and your personal situation.
    Market-minded optimists may be tempted to focus on the second story, especially if the goal is to fend off large interventions into the economy. The impulse is to say that the rumors of the death of the American Dream are greatly exaggerated and that people are simply mistaken about whether life is—on balance—worse in meaningful ways.
    But it’s important to take the first story seriously on its own terms, not least because it is the story that has completely dominated American electoral politics in 2020 on both the left and the right. While Democrats and Republicans disagree with each other (and among themselves) about how to solve those problems, they are not—for the most part—disagreeing about the list of problems to be solved.
    One explanation for the gap between how bad things feel to a substantial segment of the population and how good certain economic indicators look is that many things are getting much better even as a few important things are getting much worse.
    At right, you can see the sectors where things have gotten more affordable. You can also see where things have gotten more expensive—in some cases wildly more expensive. In recent decades, the incredible gains from the private sector have outpaced the costs of the burgeoning state, which is why overall economic data look pretty good. But these gains are not distributed evenly.
    Some people will look at this chart and see a to-do list: Every one of the red lines, they presume, is a problem that needs to be fixed by the government. A different interpretation is that the red lines are caused by government interference. The blue lines are areas where consumers are benefitting from a relatively open global market in manufactured goods and technology.
    Again, it’s possible that both are true. The government has been meddling in those red-line sectors for decades, creating confused expectations about current and future prices, true levels of supply and demand, and more. Solving these problems will indeed require legislative and bureaucratic changes. But the palette of possible solutions should not be limited to sending in the feds with wagons full of money and rulebooks.
    To seriously engage with the idea that the American Dream has become unaffordable, this issue of Reason delves into the question of how we got where we are today. In “Student Loans Aren’t Working” (page 24), Deputy Managing Editor Mike Riggs looks at the role of federal subsidies in pushing up the price of college while destroying the ability of the market for education debt to assess risk. In “Can’t Afford Your Rent? Blame Herbert Hoover” (page 32), Gallup economist Jonathan Rothwell goes back to the origins of residential zoning policy to explain a host of housing woes. And in “How Doctors Broke Health Care” (page 36), historian Christy Ford Chapin examines the way doctors, insurers, professional associations, and politicians created the United States’ current confusing and cronyist medical system.
    Bad things happen to politics when Americans feel like the future will be worse than the past. Reactionary and socialist ideologies ascend. The stories we tell ourselves about the problems we face have profound implications for the policy directions we take in the future. But there’s much more to the story than what politicians and pundits are telling us right now.
    KATHERINE MANGU-WARD is editor in chief of Reason

  4. Humberto Mondejar Gonzalez 20 March 2020 at 7:34 pm Permalink

    They are commercial and financial transactions with any country regardless of the system’s politics and ideology.
    Example, trade between the US and China before Trump came to the presidency, …

    They are commercial and financial transactions taking into account your country, politics and system ideology.
    Example, that a banana that leaves Guatemala reaches its ripening point when a Canadian puts it on the table at home and those countries are democracies, …

    Modern globalization and its free trade agreements have so far been an irreparable aberration for Western families.

  5. Humberto Mondejar Gonzalez 20 March 2020 at 7:34 pm Permalink


  6. Humberto Mondejar Gonzalez 20 March 2020 at 7:35 pm Permalink

    Sovereign Annexationism vs. Imperialist Annexationism.

  7. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 10:22 am Permalink

    In the USA it is known how they started with the symptoms:

    The worst day was March 9: 163 began
    to suffer a crown:


  8. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 10:23 am Permalink

    In the USA it is known when they started with the symptoms:

    The worst day was March 9: 163 began
    to suffer a crown:


  9. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 10:52 am Permalink

    That changed in 2012, when a local diver found distinctively Neolithic pottery in the water around crannogs in the Outer Hebrides, the windswept islands off of Scotland’s western mainland. Local museum officials and archaeologists joined in the search and eventually identified five artificially constructed islets with Neolithic origins, based on radiocarbon dating of stone-age pottery and/or ancient timbers discovered near the edges of the artificial structures.

    Reuse of the islets over millennia made it hard to find signs of Neolithic life on the crannogs. But the water surrounding them tells a different story. For archaeologists used to finding just bits and pieces of six millennia-year-old pottery, the condition of the nearly intact Neolithic ceramic vessels found in the water around the crannogs is “amazing,” says Duncan Garrow, an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Reading, who co-authored the paper. “I’ve never seen anything like it in British archaeology,” he says. “People seem to have been chucking this stuff in the water.”

    But why were Neolithic people tossing their “good china” off of artificial islets? Without direct accounts from the time period, archaeologists can only speculate as to why the crannogs were built, how they were used, and why they became places for pottery disposal.

    Garrow and his colleagues surmise they were used for feasting, another unknown set of religious or social rituals, or both. Vicki Cummings, an expert in Neolithic monuments from the University of Central Lancashire who was not involved in the research, says these crannogs appear isolated from both everyday Neolithic life (since they’re located away from domestic settlements) and death (due to a lack of tombs or human remains).

    Neolithic Britons loved building things with big rocks, but the crannogs are unlike settlements or other monuments. “Who would want to spend all of their time putting stones in a loch?” Cummings asks, pointing to the fact that some of the stones used to build crannogs weigh around 550 pounds. “It’s a crazy thing to spend your time doing.”

    Cummings suggests the sites’ isolation, and the pottery that surrounds them, could point to rituals that marked life transitions—like the passage from childhood to adulthood. “Clearly it was not appropriate to take the pottery [brought to the Neolithic crannogs] home,” she says.

    How many more of these “new” Neolithic monuments are out there? Only 20 percent of Scotland’s nearly 600 crannogs have even been scientifically dated, and Cole Henley, a former archaeologist who specialized in Neolithic monuments and landscapes of the Outer Hebrides, warns against assuming that there are more of these sites, or that other places like Ireland may have them as well.

    “ Extrapolating is dangerous,” he says. “It’s like trying to do a jigsaw when you’ve only got five pieces and you’ve lost the box and don’t know what the picture looks like.”

    Paper co-author Garrow admits the research is only just beginning, and his team plans to conduct a broader survey to date more crannogs in the Outer Hebrides. He hopes to use the scientific techniques that helped home in on the Neolithic crannogs—such as underwater surveys using side-scan sonar— to create even better ways of spotting new artificial stone-age islets, or prompt a reconsideration of sites already written off as Iron Age in origin. Still, it’s unclear if the practice was widespread, and given the sheer volume of crannogs and the expense of surveying and archaeological diving, it’s unlikely researchers will be able to date all of them any time soon.

    But, says Cummings, that doesn’t mean they’re not out there. “Obviously we managed to miss these,” she says. “[This new research] suggests that we really need to reconsider what we know.”

    It won’t be easy. “We need to be open minded when we’re looking for sites of this date,” says Cummings. “They could be in any range of bizarre places.” New Neolithic sites might be buried under what archaeologists always thought were Iron Age or medieval crannogs—or just hiding in plain sight in the center of a windswept Scottish loch.

  10. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 7:05 pm Permalink

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are hoping to use the blood of patients who’ve recovered from the coronavirus to treat severe infections. They hope “convalescent serum” containing antibodies harvested from the recovered patients’ blood might be used to slow or treat the disease. Doctors using similar transfusions during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 reported a 50 percent drop in deaths.

  11. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 7:06 pm Permalink

    “Never cross a river that is on average four feet deep.”
    Essayist and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb, quoted in The Times (U.K.)

  12. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 7:13 pm Permalink

    This map, which can be found at


    is “intuitive to use and beautifully designed,” and all the data that is collected and displayed is made freely available to researchers. “With panic setting in all over the world, there’s a strange sort of relief to be found in seeing the data right there, in black and white (and red and green).”

    • Manuel 21 March 2020 at 7:15 pm Permalink


    • Manuel 21 March 2020 at 7:38 pm Permalink

      Click on “Confirmed” and on “Active”

    • Manuel 21 March 2020 at 7:39 pm Permalink

      Here to stay:

      “ Scientists in China believe they have identified two unique strains of the new coronavirus—a discovery that, if confirmed, could mean new variants will crop up year after year in the same way as seasonal flu. ”

      • Manuel 21 March 2020 at 7:41 pm Permalink

        Lo que quiere decir que hay que pasarse de harari
        Y seguir el nacionalismo trumpista

        To be safer

  13. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 8:28 pm Permalink

    Dia donde mas personas empezaron con síntomas
    en EEUU, marzo 9: 194


  14. Manuel 21 March 2020 at 8:29 pm Permalink

    Dia en que mas personas empezaron con síntomas
    en EEUU, marzo 9: 194

  15. Manuel 22 March 2020 at 4:51 am Permalink

    “Mi abuelo Letts no pintaba escenas del campo, vivía en el campo, había nacido para ser un hombre de campo, un agricultor, un hacendado. Desde joven había invertido en campos de algodón. Luego había adquirido unas tierras al norte y sembrado manzanas, naranjas, mandarinas. Amaba la vida ruda del campo. Despertaba al alba. Antes de que amaneciera, antes de que sus decenas de peones desperezaran y salieran a trabajar, mi abuelo ya estaba subido en un tractor, o montado a horcajadas sobre un caballo, supervisando las faenas del día. Sus peones lo respetaban. Trabajaba más que todos ellos. Sabía de fertilizantes, de técnicas de regadío. Viajaba y se instruía para producir las mejores manzanas, las naranjas más jugosas. Era un hombre de éxito, un soñador. Siempre quería conquistar tierras baldías, agrestes, y convertirlas en campos ubérrimos”

  16. Manuel 22 March 2020 at 5:52 am Permalink

    hace 35 años tuve mis ultimas peleas

    mas chico tuve tres o cuatro, luego en 1985 me vi envuelto en 2, me fueron encima

    ese año nacio mi odio por mis padres, irracional, lo reconozco, pero odio y luego he ido aprendiendo por que, y lo que comenzo siendo un rencor por la falta de empatia por todo lo que me toco siempre perder, yo siempre era el mayor perdedor en todas las mudanzas, luego termino encontrando su asidero en esa indiferencia total hacia mi, sentia que les sobraba

    35 años han pasado y sigo pensando lo mismo.

    Asi que tuve que abrirme un mundo solo, primero en la medicina, luego en la familia, mi esposa e hija, y en este nuevo pais, aca donde vivo orgulloso

    • Julian Perez 22 March 2020 at 12:47 pm Permalink

      Manuel, el odio a los padres no es muy irracional, sino circunstancial.

      Con relación a eso, te diré algo muy interesante que dice Dennis Prager. Como sabes, él es judío, muy estudioso de la Torah y está publicando una serie de comentarios sobre la misma (la Torah hebrea son los 5 primeros libros del antiguo testamento, conocidos también como los 5 libros de Moises, pues se supone que son de su autoría) de los que ya publicó Génesis y Exodo.

      Dice que hay un mandamiento de AMAR al prójimo, pero no a los padres. A los padres se pide HONRARLOS, pero no amarlos, y es a los únicos a los que se pide honrar. Lo de amarlos a menudo es practicamente imposible.

      La familia es una institución absolutamente necesaria para la sociedad (y yo agregaría que la óptima, inclusive con sus problemas, es la biparental), pero lo normal es que tenga sus disfuncionalidades. Una familia absolutamente funcional es una rara avis. Fíjate que TODAS las familias del Génesis son disfuncionales. Las relaciones entre hermanos, aunque solamente en un caso llegaron al homicidio, peores no pueden ser.

      • Julian Perez 22 March 2020 at 12:49 pm Permalink

        No creas que ¨siempre te tocó perder¨. Las pruebas por las que uno pasa en la vida no hay que mirarlas como contratiempo, sino como oportunidades de crecer. Quizás en realidad te tocó ganar.

      • Manuel 22 March 2020 at 2:05 pm Permalink

        Gracias Julian, por effected tu magnifica perspectiva

        Muy atinada

      • Manuel 22 March 2020 at 2:06 pm Permalink

        Gracias Julian por ofrecer tu magnífica perspectiva

        Muy atinada

      • Manuel 23 March 2020 at 5:40 am Permalink

        Fíjate que TODAS las familias del Génesis son disfuncionales. Las relaciones entre hermanos, aunque solamente en un caso llegaron al homicidio, peores no pueden ser.”

        de esto se valen los comunistas para lograr que su columna vertebral, cientos de incondicionales fieles, respondan siempre a ellos, al Estado, y no a sus intereses familiares o personales. Logran el milagro de desaparecer a esas personas, infestarlas, como seres con derechos, u solo tiemem los derechos que graciosamente les permita ese EsTADO. TODO lo que antes era “su magestad” ahora lo es el gobierno comunista

        me ha tocado tener muy cerca a unos cuantos de esos infestados. por suerte di con mi esposa y luego la niña, que son suficientes para llenar el mundo, aquellos vacios que dejaron los infestados, en trance todavia, dueños de la “familia” a donde arribé hace 46 años

        • Manuel 23 March 2020 at 6:06 am Permalink

          SI se fijan bien, las victimas son sobre todo esos esclavos deshumanizados, siempe fieles al Estado, no el que ha logrado liberarse de todo ese lastre

        • Manuel 23 March 2020 at 6:34 am Permalink

          CUANDO les vean en marcha compacta, por las calles de Italia, oscuros asustados, no les odien, muchos están sólo pensando en como escapar

          • Manuel 23 March 2020 at 6:35 am Permalink

            lo esencial invisible

  17. Manuel 22 March 2020 at 11:16 am Permalink

    the world is always escaping any understanding. It is the smugness of humans what makes many believe they can control a thing, dulled by the temporary success here and there.

    See back in History and you will see this pattern repeating itself endlessly out of human infinite self-serving conceited stubbornness

    • Manuel 22 March 2020 at 11:25 am Permalink

      Lo dije hace unos días. Siempre hay una o pocas variables que se desajustan y son capaces de arrasar con todo
      Es lo que ha pasado siempre, y seguira pasando siempre.

      el mundo siempre ha estado loco, somos nosotros los que pretendemos endilgarle cordura, con nuestra infantil esperanza de que el mundo envejezca, madure: mandan los medio, porque son los que saben manipular la opinion de la gente, y esa opinion cuenta porque hay una batalla campal para ganar votos. Se ha desabarrancado ese mecanismo y ahora no hay quien lo pare. Es lo que sucede cuando algunas variables se salen de control y se llevan en su disproporcion al talon, Aquiles y cuantas Troyas se les pongan por delante

    • Manuel 22 March 2020 at 11:41 am Permalink

      muchos se dan cuenta, como ud Julian, que el rey va desnudo, pero nadie se atreve a decirlo, como en la famosa historia, habria que ser o loco o niño o no tener nada que perder como ud o yo

      • Julian Perez 22 March 2020 at 12:35 pm Permalink

        Manuel, creo que, como en la caricatura de Supermán, lo mejor es sentarse a leer, escribir, hacer algunos streamings de programas o películas, oir música, jugar bridge o a ATITD on line, o lo que sea. Más o menos lo mismo que he hecho siempre con muy pocas diferencias.


        • Julian Perez 22 March 2020 at 12:36 pm Permalink

          Creo que no tengo mucho que agregar a las opiniones que ya he manifestado.

  18. Víctor López 22 March 2020 at 1:23 pm Permalink

    Bueno, yo me quité la camisa y eché el machete a la espalda, traje hoy marañones, limones y guanábanas, tracé el espacio de mi huerta personal y tiré líneas de trabajo. Voy a iniciar un vivero de cactáceas miniatura en los comederos de cemento que han quedado fuera de servicio. Estoy con buenas reservas, estañones con diesel y la promesa de un año sabático forzado (por el que nadie me puede criticar jajaja).

    Ahhhh cómo me gusta jactar!

    • Víctor López 22 March 2020 at 1:24 pm Permalink

      Cómo hecha a perder el texto el traductor de esta columna.

  19. Manuel 22 March 2020 at 5:24 pm Permalink

    Alzheimer’s con su letalidad del 55% no ha
    conmovida a in solo “periodista” todavia:

    Alzheimer’s death rates increased 55% and the number of Alzheimer’s deaths at home increased from 14% to 25% while deaths in institutional settings decreased, from 1999 to 2014


    mata dos millones por año

    Seguimos esperando recursos, investigaciones,

    More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias

  20. Manuel 22 March 2020 at 5:28 pm Permalink

    Dónde la “prensa” y los escandalizados por los mayores
    asesinos son recursos ni prensa suficiente en investigaciones
    y demás?


    EN MILLONES, las cifras hace 4 años eran estas:
    EIC: …………………..9+
    infarto: ………………………….6
    infeccion de vias resp………..3
    ALZHEIMER’S y otras………2+
    cancer de taquea-bronquios..2
    accidentes de transito……..…2
    TOTAL………………….CASI 35 millones de muertes

    • Víctor López 22 March 2020 at 5:54 pm Permalink

      El sida también…

  21. Manuel 22 March 2020 at 6:15 pm Permalink

    El jueves China reporta cero casos
    el pais de 1 400 000 de habitantes y cero
    caso nuevo el jueves 19

    Raro no?

    Dónde está la prensa investigando este caso
    Tan insólito, escandalizada, como es posible
    que tenga miles de activos y ningún caso nuevo el
    19, y uno solo nuevo el 16 🙂

    Una comedia


    • Manuel 22 March 2020 at 6:20 pm Permalink

      For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started, China has reported no new domestic transmissions of Covid-19, a major milestone in the country’s fight against the pandemic

      En 3 meses, y luego de pasar los 81 400 casos
      en esta semana lunes 16 un caso y jueves 19 cero 🙂


      No hay cerebro

    • Manuel 22 March 2020 at 6:22 pm Permalink

      esto quiere decir que para el mes que viene
      en usa tambien tendremos dias asi
      con uno o cero casos nuevos

      Que horror!

      que pandemia tan horrible!

    • Manuel 22 March 2020 at 7:02 pm Permalink

      el pais de 1 400 000 000 con un solo caso nuevo
      doméstico en dos días en la ultima semana

      Eso es noticia

      Cosa rara

      • Julian Perez 23 March 2020 at 7:13 am Permalink

        Por cierto, se piensa que el vector inicial del COV-19 pudieron ser los murciélagos.

        Saliéndonos un poco del tema, eso me recordó algo que leí hace mucho tiempo, cuando era niño, y probablemente en Selecciones.

        Se trataba de unos arqueólogos que habían enfermado y fallecido después de entrar en un monumento egipcio (¿o quizás azteca?), no sé si una pirámide. Por supuesto, se empezó a hablar de una ¨maldición¨. Pero al final resultó ser que la tal maldición era un virus transmitido por los murciélagos, que abundaban en el interior del monumento.

        Parece que los murciélagos compiten con las ratas (que transmitían la peste bubónica) en eso de ser vectores de enfermedades. Después de todo, son ratones voladores.

  22. Víctor López 23 March 2020 at 8:39 am Permalink

    No lo leí completo pero parece que en este blog se prefiere “razonar” como progresista. Si los medios y las autoridades hubieran hecho mayores llamados a la calma y a minimiza la crisis, ese mismo charlatán estaría escribiendo ahora que debieron haber hecho lo contrario. Las cosas son como la realidad se encarga de demostrarlas. Más bien se tomó como el SARS, el ébola y demás, porque tanto los políticos, como los medios y los “especialistas” no saben leer, ni proyectar ni sumar. Los datos estaban ahí, cuando digo saber leer, me refiero a LA INTROYECCIÓN CLARA DE LOS DATOS. Lo estuvieron obviando y luego se expandió como un resorte comprimido, hoy las bolsas caerán (Europa abrió a la baja) aunque el nikkei subió. Esa alza del nikkei, BIEN LEIDA, significa un recueste de Japón hacia el bando Chino, ese 1 solo “nuevo caso” en China, era para “festejar la victoria”, pero BIEN LEIDO significa que china reinicia su producción, o sea que hay un reacomodo de jugadores en lo político y económico. Un saludo.

    • Julian Perez 23 March 2020 at 9:18 am Permalink

      Oh, perdón por el atrevimiento. A veces a uno se le olvida que la única persona capaz de razonar en este blog (y posiblemente en el mundo) es usted, y que todos los demás dicen tonterías. Limitaciones que tiene uno… 🙁

      • Víctor López 23 March 2020 at 9:25 am Permalink

        Jajaja usted no dijo nada, público un post ajeno que verdaderamente es una necedad co forma de progresistas. No es mi culpa, si la realidad se parece a mis opiniones jajaja. Un saludo muy cordial.

      • Julian Perez 23 March 2020 at 9:27 am Permalink

        Ah, no, no era de razonar… Era… ¿Cuál era la palabrita? Creo que era una referencia culta… ¿Pensamiento analítico? Sí, más o menos. Como tal cosa no era posible aquí, solamente quedaba la opción de dedicarse a lo lúdico (y me parece que también a lo onírico, recuerdo la narración de un sueño…) y a algo que me parece se llamaba ¿cultura del insulto?

        Lo que no entiendo muy bien es por qué el coronavirus no puede derivar hacia lo lúdico y lo onírico y solamente se presta para el alarmismo y la pesadilla. Será que lo lúdico ha derivado a los ¨Hunger games¨ y lo onírico a los caprichos de Goya o al Jardín de las Delicias del Bosco.

        • Víctor López 23 March 2020 at 9:29 am Permalink

          Estoy ocupado, en cuanto pueda lo medio oriento jajaja. Un saludo.

          • Julian Perez 23 March 2020 at 9:35 am Permalink

            Hay una pila de tontos por ahí que piensan como yo:


            Buena suerte con su autoexilio en la Costa de los Mosquitos, donde parece que se ha aprovisionado para un año de aislamiento. Saludos de mi parte a Harrison Ford, que quizás ande por ahí.

          • Julian Perez 23 March 2020 at 9:53 am Permalink

            Y, por favor, basta ya de ponerse la etiqueta de conservador, que ya no le pega, y tachar de liberales a las opiniones antialarmistas.

            Los apocalípticos siempre han sido los liberales. Usted se está haciendo eco de la CNN y de toda su parentela. Yo sigo fiel a mi costumbre de darle más crédito a los medios conservadores.

            Le recomiendo la vía délfica de conocerse a sí mismo. No se siga creyendo conservador. No lo es.

          • manuel 23 March 2020 at 10:20 am Permalink


            los comunistas reales tambien eran unos alarmistas de primera, y por extencion toda esta crapula “liberal” “intelectual”, de “izquierda”, “marxismo cultural”

            el Alarmista en Jefe de toda esa gente era Fidel Castro, no dejaba de decir que la Especie Humana estaba en peligro de extincion, y la Tercera Guerra Mundial esta muy cerca… todos coinciden perfectamente en eso. La logica, como ya he dicho muchas veces, es que el Capitalismo no puede resolver esos problemas cataclismicos, y “un mundo mejor” no capitalista, mas humano, que ponga al ser humano en el centro (sic! los campeones violando los derechos de todos los humanos, usando como pretexto un Estado super enorme donde ellos puedan robar a sus anchas mientras viven su propaganda a lo Goebbels de todos los programas sociales, todos una farsa, que han implementado para el bien de los pobres) como este victor es un chota del coño de su madre, ya no sabe con que mierda venir a joder

            pobre gente

          • Julian Perez 23 March 2020 at 10:35 am Permalink

            La razón de ello es muy sencilla, Manuel. Meter miedo es muy efectivo para restringir las libertades.


            “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Ben Franklin

          • Manuel 23 March 2020 at 11:49 am Permalink

            …y estan festejando J,

            But. Once again, they gonna bite the dust 🙂

            “early last week, the Trump era—which defined itself by a lurid celebration of “alternative facts,” a contempt for science, and an assault on global institutions and the “administrative state”—came to an end”

  23. Víctor López 23 March 2020 at 8:41 am Permalink

    *reacomodo de jugadores

    El texto está muy alterado.

  24. Julian Perez 23 March 2020 at 10:18 am Permalink

    Para salir un poco del aburrido tema del coronavirus.

    Mi amigo Mandy, que se jubiló, ha empezado a hacer unos videos educativos para ocupar su tiempo (él es físico) El primero me gustó y espero que guste aquí también, así que lo comparto. (No tengo que pedirle permiso porque es obvio que su intención es que se divulguen)


  25. Víctor López 23 March 2020 at 11:44 am Permalink

    “Hay una pila de tontos por ahí que piensan como yo…”

    Si, los hay para todos los gustos, sino mire a Manuel… Seguir una doctrina podrá parecerle conservador a usted, los “liberales” (que hoy día no son tal cosa) también siguen una doctrina. Soy un liberal en la antigua excepción del término, hoy nos llaman “neo liberales”, soy acérrimo defensor del individualismo y de la libre empresa, tampoco vivo en la Costa de los Mosquitos, tal cosa no existe, se llama costa de los Misquitos o zambos-misquitos (y eso está en Nicaragua). Resido en un cantón considerado con “el mejor clima del mundo” que es también el más buscado por los pensionados de América y Europa residentes en el país, donde poseo (solo como dato curioso se lo cuento) el mayor y mejor conjunto de fincas, y también de residencias (ahhhhh…).

    Hizo muy apropiadas referencias pictóricas, Julián, lo felicito, es un conocedor. En lenguaje pictórico, cuando se enoja sus diatribas me reflejan obras de Chagall. Produzco mi propia pintura como usted sabe, que al igual que mis escritos son de mi única autoría. Ejerzo también esa llamada “literatura de la ofensa” (no del insulto), es un arte y como tal ocupa práctica, por eso aunque muy moderadamente la he aplicado en este blog con algunas sátiras. El insulto desvirtúa la ofensa, es de aldeanos… de obreros. Yo sé que me entiende. Un muy cordial saludo.

  26. Manuel 23 March 2020 at 11:56 am Permalink

    …y estan festejando J,
    But. Once again, they gonna bite the dust
    “early last week, the Trump era—which defined itself by a lurid celebration of “alternative facts,” a contempt for science, and an assault on global institutions and the “administrative state”—came to an end”

    En su necesidad de algun triunfo esta la histeria que les
    Aparta de la realidad:

    Trump ha probado su punto> China es un peligro, y
    Toda su politica de America Primero, nacionalismo,
    Y crear empleos sin cesar, aunque algunos precios
    Suban en un inicio, o con el tiempo, se vera premiada
    Y TENDREMOS presidente trump pa rato

    Esperen y veran

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