With the theme, I'll try then risked projecting a false image of myself. I say this because in today's society, dominated by hedonism (pursuit of pleasure as the supreme end) there is a tendency to stereotype so easily. For example, usually when I make one of my thoughts, I am branded as 'communist', which shows that having a critical view of the system of modern life makes people look for the best-known model to represent that vision. When this happens, to keep things simple, I prefer to remain silent, as if trying to explain that I am not and there are other stereotypes that define me better, I'd have to start long explanations (unpopular because of what it is these stereotypes): secular humanist, scientific skeptic, freethinker, anarchist, 'bright', etc., etc. Despite the above, I refer to the issue of Venezuela. Many times I heard about the horrors of that country, in particular on the limitations of individual freedom that supposedly imposed or government seeks to impose. Do not want to look further into this subject, which gives me mixed feelings.
On the one hand, it seems, the country is moving away from the neoliberal system (of which I am so critical), but that is to be achieved from the top down and a libertarian believes the changes are from the bottom up. However, what really worries me are the priorities that have people in my country about issues that affect societies. According to the experience I have, most of my compatriots are terrible these restrictions allegedly trying to impose the Venezuelan government, but there are terrible events occurring before their very eyes and, from my point of view often are worse. To show that this is so, I refer to some examples. – The freedom we have some foreign companies to come and settle the country and remove non-renewable resources and all that that implies: environmental damage, internal conflicts, the creation of new needs, etc.. The most important recent , is the arrival of. – The provision to use progressive technology to identify people. This, in order, supposedly, to give greater security to the citizens, however, this would clearly violates individual freedom.
The most recent case, software that detects and identifies people at a distance by recognizing faces. – The complete freedom and impunity that politicians to violate the law. A case 'cool', and can be seen by anyone, is that even though the statutory period does not begin to do so. In my opinion, these examples do not generate the debate that should, with only the Communists claim ever. And if you want to criticize what is happening in other countries, finally, I consider much more important to talk about countries that use force to free the others (if you know what country I mean.) Finally, I can not mention that the 'order' in the social priorities that a person has in this world so hedonistic be the least to complicate the existence. So you think will become the majority and, in general, most believe what is said in the media.