Is Nicaragua now, and will be later, better off with or without Ortega?
This question stems from Daddy-yo's reply on another post about who will be better for Nicaragua, Obama or Romney? Daddy-yo says: Ortega autocratic government has produced stability and a growing business environment. Nicas, for the most part, seem to accept him. Sandinista solidarity is more effective in battling the drug lords than anything the US might superimpose". First Ortega Autocratic government. In the most simple terms, an autocratic government by definition is a Tyranny, thus making Ortega a tyrant. We were once under another autocratic government and we can agree that the people didn't feel they were better off then so the people led by the Sandinistas got rid of it. And now we are back were we started. We had " Stability " and at one point people from El Salvador and Honduras came to Nicaragua looking for work. But that stability came with a price. Intimidation, repression, persecution, jail, torture, exile, censure, corruption at all levels, and murder. The manipulation of our Constitution to fit the agenda of the government, which was not the people's agenda, in order to make what was illegal, legal. Little by little that's what we are experiencing now. We are witnessing another Dynasty on the making. " Nicas, for the most part, seem to accept him ". Somoza also had the " Support " of the people. Unfortunately, hunger and desperation, for many doesn't stir a sense of self worth instead, maybe due to ignorance, cowardice, laziness or utter indifference, I don't know, they prostitute themselves in exchange for crumbs. Somoza knew this and Mr Ortega is a quick study, that is for sure. There is another side that their individuality, dignity and self steem is not for sale. If having stability and prosperity, supposedly provided by the government, we have to look the other way and Hacernos los Majes, while they wipe their butts with our Constitution and throw it to our faces and tell us that we have to like it, we want no part of it. We rather be Pobres pero Libres than Prosperous but Slaves. One way or another this too shall pass. We aren't dogs that the master kicks around and still comes running, tail wagging to lick his hand whenever he calls. Hell no. We weren't better off with Somoza, nor are or will be better off with Ortega and the likes of those two. Yeah I can see Patrick Henry contemplating that same question then and see the determination in his eyes as he said...................you fill in the blank.