Tuesday, April 8, 2008

you say you want a revolution...

you know you live in latinamerica when "protests" include:

... knocking down trees and burning them in the street
... blocking the highway with old tires... and setting them on fire
... throwing rocks at public transportation... and often, setting buses on fire
... cutting off politicians electricity, water and cable ... and sometimes setting their cars on fire

tomorrow is supposed to be a "general strike" against the high cost of living in the country, the incredible taxes that the president has implemented in his 4 years as president (16% sales tax and more) and... well, for the strike organizers to make some money.

ironically, nobody can afford to strike... because if they do, it gets taken out of their paycheck and then can even less afford the high cost of living.

i propose that instead of a stupid strike against a stupid president, people just vote for someone else on may 16. c'mon, guys, elections are right around the corner.

1 comment:

simplicity said...

WoW! THey actually deduct pay for striking, interesting!

I'm thinking you should post your 'winning' essay :) If you want that is and be sure and send over your address so we can get your prize out to you. :)