22 October 2019 ~ 3 Comentarios

SABEMOS QUIÉN GANARÁ

Por Fernando Londoño

Seguramente que también lo sabe usted, lector querido, y que no hay nadie que lo ignore. Estas próximas elecciones las ganará NADIE.

Por supuesto que en la noche del domingo o al amanecer del lunes la Registraduría dirá quién y quiénes sacaron más votos que los otros candidatos. Lo que no significa que a esas horas se pueda saber quién ganó.

No puede ser más triste el panorama actual. No hay una idea rectora, una posición ante la vida, una concepción del mundo, dirían pensadores alemanes, que produzcan un entusiasmo y que muevan a alguien en alguna dirección. Todos los candidatos han dicho que van a combatir la corrupción; que prometen aliviar el desempleo; que nos van a devolver la seguridad perdida; que construirán vías por doquier; que protegerán el medio ambiente; que multiplicarán el impulso empresarial; que mejorarán la economía, especialmente la de los más pobres. Eso es lo que se llama la feria de los lugares comunes, particularmente ingrata cuando entran a ella, sin pudor, los que se predican o confiesan seguidores de los alcaldes o gobernadores vigentes. ¿Si tienen tan buenas ideas ahora, por qué no las pusieron en práctica ayer?

Al pronto se advierte, en este ceniciento paisaje, que los partidos políticos desaparecieron. Que no significan nada. Que no valen nada.

El Partido Conservador, viejo de 170 años, guarda su pensamiento de hoy en la mente de su Director Omar Yepes, que no es muy profunda alcancía. El Partido Liberal no tiene jefe ni pensamiento alguno que lo identifique o dignifique. La U es una lamentable tribu, se supone la de Santos, pero que por vergüenza no menciona su origen. Cambio Radical es Vargas Lleras, que no pasa de una pobre personal ambición.

Los partidos cristianos son muy jóvenes y todavía tan pequeños que se limitan, casi en todas partes, a servir de apoyo y de comparsa a algún grupo que considere ganador. Habrá que reconocerles, en este desierto, que algo tienen de oasis refrescante.

¿Y el Centro Democrático? Todavía no sabemos si con motivo de estas elecciones ya logró reunir, en alguna parte y con algún propósito a su Directorio de 45 miembros. El Centro Democrático es de un caudillo maravilloso, agobiado por muchas pesadumbres, traicionado por innumerables intereses parroquiales, perseguido sin piedad por jueces inicuos, que va de acá para allá, sin descanso ni sosiego, tratando de rescatar los restos de un naufragio.

En este debate electoral, que tendrá todo menos de debate, se juega el porvenir de las maltrechas regiones, de las adoloridas ciudades, de los pueblos que gobiernan las mafias, como en Culiacán, para que no nos digamos mentiras. En cada región, en cada rincón de este país, hay una mafia al acecho de ganar también el poder de la administración. Porque lo que se llama el PODER, sin adjetivación ni acomodo, lo tienen íntegro.

Lo de Bogotá es lamentable. Claro que será peor si queda en manos de la izquierda que Claudia López representa y encarna. Pero desaparecido de la contienda Samuel Hoyos, vaya uno a buscar un principio político redentor, una posición salvadora que entusiasme y consuele, una diferencia sustantiva entre los jóvenes candidatos de derecha, que entre tanto afán no tuvieron tiempo para pensar la ciudad. ¿Nos harán la misma prueba divisionista que condenó a Bogotá a la pena de cuatro años de Petro?

Lo del Valle y Cali es penoso. Que pueda ser Gobernadora la señora Roldán, es sencillamente una afrenta intelectual a la Patria de tantos pensadores, escritores, políticos ilustres. Y que repita Alcaldía un mediocre guerrillero que está a las puertas de la cárcel, resulta estremecedor. ¡Qué gran ciudad es Cali y qué triste porvenir le aguarda!

Se salvará Antioquia, Dios mediante. Andrés Guerra sorprende cada día. Es un hombre de Estado. Una persona de pensamiento diáfano y concepción alta y elevada de su gente y su destino. Alfredo Ramos, futuro Alcalde Medellín, se supera cada día. No le ha cedido turno al resentimiento que fuera explicable por la atroz injusticia que Colombia ha cometido con su padre. Lenguaje sencillo para una cumplida visión de la ciudad de sus amores y preocupaciones. Lo que le falta se lo dará el tiempo.

Barranquilla le apuesta a la prosperidad, que no es poco apostar, pero tampoco es mucho decir. Cúcuta y Norte de Santander están en grave riesgo de quedar en manos de una empresa gangsteril. Con García Herreros se abrirían las puertas a la decencia y la esperanza. De Santander y Bucaramanga parecen en fuga los grandes de otros tiempos. Solo una mujer, Angela Hernández, le da altura a la contienda y esperanza a todos. El Quindío es un botín, Risaralda y Pereira merecen mucho más y de mi tierra, Manizales, de la Colina Iluminada, mejor no hablar.

¿Quién ganará? No hay duda. NADIE.

3 Responses to “SABEMOS QUIÉN GANARÁ”

  1. MANUEL 22 October 2019 at 12:25 pm Permalink

    el comunismo victoriano lo identifico Julian:
    Julian Perez
    20 October 2019 at 10:27 am
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    También marxista Lo dice la Internacional:
    Ni en Dios, ni en reyes ni en tribunos
    Está el supremo salvador
    Nosotros mismos nos haremos
    Nuestra propia redención.

    AHORA SALE DICIENDO QUE ES EN NOMBRE DE LAS RELIGIONES, y nunca en nombre del ateismo, que se ha matado 🙂

    • MANUEL 22 October 2019 at 12:33 pm Permalink

      el victor, como los comunistas, opina que las religiones mas que opio, son asesinas; y como aquellos opina que:

      “Ni en Dios, ni en reyes ni en tribunos
      Está el supremo salvador
      Nosotros mismos nos haremos
      Nuestra propia redención.”

      el es su propio redentor,
      y gran defensor de los ateos

      ya nos enteraremos de algunas otras perlas escondidas de este senor

  2. Manuel 22 October 2019 at 1:50 pm Permalink

    The year is 1473. A fresh-faced painter’s apprentice with long blond hair is mingling with the noisy crowd bustling around the market of a small Tuscan town, studying the cats, dogs, and birds in cramped cages that are being offered for sale. “How much do these cost?” The answer is an outrageously high sum, but the young man reaches for his purse and pays the price without any hesitation—despite a scarcity of funds—only to free the animals right after the transaction. The birds fly off while the cats and dogs vanish into the crowd. The young man watches them depart and laughs to himself. “Who is this fool?” The peasants and citizens shake their heads in disbelief. But a few years later they will all know the answer: It is Leonardo da Vinci. To many people alive today he is the greatest universal genius in history, a true Renaissance man. But Italians living 500 years ago mostly saw him as a dreamer and a fantasist, an odd outsider who should be avoided. Few at the time recognized his genius for art and science, and even then they did not fully understand Leonardo.
    Those who want to know what he was really thinking should go to the place where he was born and grew up. Leonardo’s hometown is Vinci, a small city in the hills of Tuscany near Florence. Set against the backdrop of the Apennine Mountains, the town lies in the verdant countryside of the Arno River Valley. Little Leonardo probably listened wide-eyed as his father first told him the legend of Cecco Santi. Santi commanded the garrison that had defended Vinci during a terrible conflict between the warring Guelfs and Ghibellines long before Leonardo was born. For the love of a beautiful woman, Santi betrayed his hometown and was sentenced to death. He was saved only by a miraculous glass of wine he drank with his executioner, which gave him the ability to fly away to his beloved. Santi got free because love had lent him wings to fly. Only a legend? In Tuscany the truth is never too far removed from fantasy, and the story of Cecco Santi had likely fueled the imagination of the budding genius Leonardo. He designed the first flying machine in history even though he did not have the materials and technology that would’ve been needed to build it. In some respects he seems like a time traveler trapped in the wrong century. Over the course of his life, Leonardo’s flashes of inspiration anticipated the scientific developments that would not be realized until centuries later. In the capacity of architect he developed construction projects that are only now being built. And as an engineer he designed hydraulic equipment, machine guns, spring-driven cars, tanks, musical instruments, and even central heating. He was the first to sketch a baby in its mother’s womb with almost the same faithfulness as the images produced by a CAT scan today. And by the end of his life he had conducted dozens of autopsies to help him understand the structure of the human body, although stories that he was risking capital punishment to do so are just an oft-repeated myth.
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    4 THE WONDER OF THOUGHT
    Leonardo worked on The Last Supper (below) from 1495 to 1498. The fresco unites science and religion in a single picture. It is organized symmetrically according to the laws of central perspective, with Jesus’s head—the seat of divine reason (Logos)—at the center. Each group of three disciples symbolizes a different human temperament, as identified by the ancient philosophers…
    PHLEGMATIC
    Bartholomew, James the Lesser, and Andrew express surprise but are less active than the others.
    MELANCHOLIC
    Judas, Peter, and John appear more withdrawn than the others.
    LOGOS
    SANGUINE
    Thomas, James the Greater, and Philip seem to be interested and empathetic.
    CHOLERIC
    Matthew, Jude Thaddeus, and Simon are gesticulating in an excited fashion.

    THE FOUR CARDINAL VIRTUES
    This concept is attributed to Socrates and later found in Plato and Aristotle. Leonardo focused on reason and human understanding rather than divine inspiration.
    PRUDENCE
    FORTITUDE
    TEMPERANCE
    JUSTICE

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    5 THE WONDER OF ANATOMY
    Leonardo da Vinci dissected dozens of human bodies. But contrary to a popular misconception, he was not risking trial by inquisition for doing it. Like his contemporary Michelangelo, Leonardo was utterly fascinated by the workings of the human body and probably knew more about them than many physicians in that day and age.
    VICTIM OF HIS OWN GENIUS
    Leonardo was an intriguing figure. He could write with both hands and even do it backward so his writings could only be read in a mirror. Sometimes he filled a page with numbers with a message hidden in the middle, such as “The Sun does not move,” which contradicted the official belief at the time that the Earth is stationary and the stars and planets rotate around it. Even though he hurried from project to project and sometimes suddenly became bored by something that had fascinated him only moments earlier, Leonardo made lasting masterpieces. Fewer than 20 surviving paintings can be authentically attributed to him now, and several of the works are and will forever remain unfinished.
    Leonardo was quoted as saying that he wanted to know everything and to master every art form that might reveal to him the very secrets of the universe. There is still a widespread belief that he had considered faith in God to be superstition, and there is also a theory that he’d used a primitive camera and light-sensitive chemicals to create the legendary Shroud of Turin. However, carbon-14 dating done by scientists at three separate labs revealed the shroud to be more than 600 years old, making that proposition impossible. Could Leonardo perhaps have been a deeply devout Christian instead? This conclusion might easily be drawn upon seeing his masterpiece in Milan, the fresco of The Last Supper.
    That great painting appears to have represented more than just an artistic challenge for Leonardo, for there is growing evidence that it’s a testament to his faith. Visible but not immediately comprehensible to the viewer is a host of symbols and references that may reflect Leonardo’s attempt to reconcile science and religion, which were so often at odds. Author Horst Lozynski saw the Apostles seated together in groups of three as representing the four human temperaments: sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic (see the picture above). Leonardo was effectively acknowledging the four cardinal virtues embraced by ancient philosophers (prudence, temperance, justice, and fortitude) as principles of a just and worthy life. The message: Reason and faith are one, rather than mutually contradictory. That message was confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church in 2017, when Pope Francis called on attendees of the Pontifical Council for Culture to “overcome the tragic division” between the Church and the scientific community.
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    6 THE WONDER OF ARCHITECTURE
    In 1502 Leonardo designed a bridge (above) to connect Europe and Asia across the Bosporus at Constantinople (known today as Istanbul). The sultan at the time rejected the bridge, which was not built until 500 years later and 1,500 miles farther north in Sweden. The bridge was fully functional.
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    7 THE WONDER OF MOBILITY
    For more than 500 years the sketch below remained a puzzle. It was not until 2009 that scientists solved the mystery of Leonardo’s invention: It would have been the world’s first automobile, but spring-driven rather than powered by a combustion engine.


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