Is the Argentine revolution coming from the right party?

Although historically the anti-system movement seemed to be on the side of the left, Argentina today shows that it has radicalization on the right .

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Argentina is going through moments of tension due to the measures and restrictions taken by the government to face the health emergency. / Photo: Pixabay

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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Even though we are going through a pandemic, the political world continues to exist. What's more: we could say that decisions about quarantine, for example, are purely and exclusively political. Despite the fact that many are in favor of these closures to take care of people's health, there are other voices that are against many of the measures taken.

For example, we recently saw that the Panam Post website highlighted that there is a “Barrani revolution in Argentina”, thanks to the lawyer and economics expert, Carlos Maslatón , who encourages the purchase “in black” to stop feeding the State . He even endorsed clandestine dinners, in bars or restaurants that are outside the health law.

It is in this same sense that the libertarian movement acquires special importance, which, in reality, is demonstrating one thing: the saturation of the political class. The same was represented, on a large scale, with what the website of La Nación mentions, where there was talk of a demonstration that advanced from the Plaza de Mayo to the Casa Rosada to ask that politicians "lower their salary." Let's see, then, why all this could imply, for the first time, an anti-system move that starts from the right, and not from the left, as we were used to.

Libertarians and the rejection of the current system

The pandemic and the inability to work of many Argentines, due to the restrictions proposed by the Alberto Fernández government, generated great criticism from sectors of the opposition. The La Politica Online medium highlighted that, as a result of this, the merchants of Rosario are "rejecting the quarantine", making allusive songs that "everyone has to go."

This shows a kind of fed up with the political class, regardless of the party tint, since they seem to be the only ones who, so far, have not reduced their benefits in this situation. That is, while merchants and workers see their earnings reduced (and despite some measures in their favor), structural changes never occur in the country.

This is why some figures, such as the singer known as El Dipy, began to express feelings shared by various citizens. The Rosario Plus website collects that the artist is "a tendency to fight with the political class", having a great impact on social networks, since he states that he does not feel represented by any idea, since, for him, there were never changes in the country.

In other words, some issues such as insecurity, the economy, inflation, corruption, the rise of the political class or their very high salaries correspond to generalized complaints that are manifesting for the first time within the country. All these claims, in one way or another, come together under the same party position: the libertarians.

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According to what the El Cronista website says, the libertarians propose "a necessary debate." In other words, they generate rethinking an Argentina in which the State can be dispensed with, at least to some extent. While they may have radical and extreme thoughts, they seem to be taking advantage of this situation. 

One of the greatest exponents of this ideology is the economist Javier Milei, who manages to be a true figure for adolescents within Twitter. Recently, for example, the San Rafael newspaper highlighted that the country "is governed by a chorra political corporation," which is why, from their point of view, it is necessary to wage a cultural battle to end the "mafia" that prevents that everything changes.

Through social media, these young people manage to speak out virtually on some of the most obvious complaints. Sometimes they even do it aggressively, to the point of brushing up against insults. The UniDiversidad website highlights that "they do not feel represented by traditional politicians" , since they lived in their own flesh two "different" political models, but that they were disenchanted in the same way. In other words, they turn their backs on Kirchnerism for being “populist” and the government of Cambiemos for “disillusioning” with the short adjustment they made.

What is really interesting about all this is that, although the political nucleus is small, they are making general claims that are transversal to the parties. For example, the idea that politicians "steal" and do not benefit citizens could be seen in what the Pronto Magazine highlights, which mentioned that a coffee chain began to apply a "right of admission" to national officials, provincial and municipal authorities that do not donate 25% of their salaries, understanding that this crisis must be paid for "by everyone", including the political caste.

In addition, if we take into account that, as Infobae mentions, it seems that a “wealth tax” is being considered, it remains to be seen if several of the businessmen, merchants or simply citizens decide to align themselves under these same political principles in charge of the younger, who show tiredness of the leadership, regardless of color.

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