Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 21 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H4'ed 8/27/13

Evo Morales to European Heads of State: I, too, can demand repayment

Evo Morales Ayma  President of Bolivia
 
Statement of President Evo Morales Ayma to the gathering of Heads of State of the European Community, (06/30/2013).
 
With simple words, simultaneously translated, President Morales spoke to more than one hundred Heads of State and dignitaries of the European Community:
 

(Image by greg.road.trip)   Details   DMCA

by greg.road.trip

Editor's note: We're not sure this is really a speech by Evo Morales, but it's so good it's worth reading because it's something he could say.
 
Well, here am I, Evo Morales. I have come to meet those who celebrate the encounter.
 
Well, here am I, a descendant of those who populated America forty thousand years ago.  I have come to meet with those who discovered her only 500 years ago.
 
Well then, here are we all.
 
We know who we are, and that is a lot.
 
We will never have anything else. 
 
A European brother, a customs officer, asks me for a written paper with a visa to be able to discover those who discovered me.
 
A European brother, a usurer, asks me for payment of a debt contracted by Judas, whom I never authorized to sell me.
 
The European brother pettifogger explains to me that all debts are to be paid with interest, even when human beings and whole countries are sold without asking for their consent.
 
I am discovering you now .
 
I, too, can demand repayment, and can also demand interest.
 
In the Archives of Indies, there is written, page after page, receipt after receipt, signature after signature, that between the years of 1503 and 1660 alone,185,000 kilograms of gold and 16 million kilograms of silver were brought from America to San Lucas de Barrameda.
 
Plundering? 
 
I will not believe that!
 
Because that would mean thinking that the Christian brothers betrayed their Seventh Commandment.
 
Pillaging?
 
Save me Tanatzin, from supposing that the Europeans, like Cain, would kill, and deny the blood of their brother!
 
Genocide?
 
That would mean to credit the slanderers, such as Bartolome de las Casas, who define the encounter as the destruction of the Indies, or to extremists such as Arturo Uslar Pietri, who affirms that capitalism and the present European civilization derive from the flood of precious metals!
 
No!
 
Those 185,000 kilograms of gold and 16 million kilograms of silver must be considered as the first of many friendly loans from America, destined for the development of Europe.
 
To say otherwise would be to assume the existence of war crimes, which would give us the right not simply to demand their immediate return, but also indemnification for damages.
 
I, Evo Morales, prefer to opt for the least offensive of these hypotheses.
 
Such fabulous exportation of capital was nothing more than the beginning of a "MARSHALLTESUMA" plan to guarantee the reconstruction of barbarian Europe, ruined by her deplorable wars against the learned Moslems, who had created algebra, polygamy, daily baths, and other superior advances of civilization.
 
This is why, celebrating the Fifth Centenary of the Loan, we can ask ourselves:  Have our European brothers made a rational, responsible, or at least a productive use of the funds so generously advanced to them by the International Indo-American Fund?
 
We hate saying no.
 
On the strategic side, they wasted it in the battles of Lepanto, the  Invincible Armies, in the Third Reichs and other forms of mutual extermination, with no destiny other than to end up occupied by the NATO gringo troops, as in Panama, but without the channel.
 
On the financial side, they have been incapable, after a 500 year moratorium, of repaying the capital and its interest, and of becoming free from the liquidated rents, the raw materials and cheap energy that has come to them from all over the Third World..
 
This deplorable picture corroborates what Milton Friedman affirms, according to which a subsidiary economy can never function, and  it forces us to reclaim, for their own benefit, the re-payment of the capital and interest that we have so generously delayed collecting for all these centuries.
 
Saying this, we clarify that we will not lower ourselves to charge to our European brothers the vile and bloody rates of 20 and even 30 percent interest, that the European brothers charge the peoples of the Third World.
 
We will limit ourselves to demanding the return of the advanced precious metals, plus the modest fixed interest of 10 %, accumulated only during the last 300 years, with a 200 year grace period.
 
On this basis, and applying the European formula of compound interest, we inform the discoverers that they owe us, as first payment of their debt, a mass of 185,000 kilograms of gold and 16 million kilograms of silver, both amounts raised to the 300th power.
 
This is to say, a number for whose total expression would require more than 300 digits, and one that easily surpasses the whole weight of planet Earth. 
 
Those masses of gold and silver are pretty heavy.
 
How heavy would they be if they were calculated in blood?
 
To suggest that Europe, in half of a millennium, has not been able to generate enough wealth to repay a modicum of interest, would be to admit her absolute financial failure and/or the demented irrationality of the capitalist presumptions.
 
Such metaphysical questions, after all, do not matter to us Indo-Americans.
 
But we do demand the signing of a Letter of Intent, that may discipline the debtor peoples of the Old Continent, and force them to fulfill their commitments through a rapid privatization or re-conversion of Europe, that allows them to completely turn her over to us, as a down payment of the historical debt.

   Evo Morales Ayma 
   President of Bolivia
 

 
Free translation from the Spanish sent by 
Winston Orrillo,  orrillowinston@gmail.com , via 
Nicaragua Socialista,  Nicaragua_Socialista@yahoogroups.com
done at REFUGIO DEL RIO GRANDE, Texas, EE.UU.
****************************************************************
Por favor circule ampliamente este artà culo. -Gracias!
 
 
Tambià n yo puedo reclamar pagos
 Evo Morales Ayma 
  Presidente de Bolivia
 
 
Exposicià n del Presidente Evo Morales ante la reunià n de Jefes de Estado de la Comunidad Europea (06/30/2013). Con lenguaje simple, que era trasmitido en traduccià n simultà nea a màs de un centenar de Jefes de Estado y dignatarios de la Comunidad Europea, el Presidente Evo Morales dijo:
 
Aquà pues yo, Evo Morales, he venido a encontrar a los que celebran el encuentro.

Aquà pues yo, descendiente de los que poblaron la Amà rica have cuarenta mil aà os, he venido a encontrar a los que la encontraron have solo quinientos aà os.
 
Aquà pues, nos encontramos todos.
 
Sabemos lo que somos, y es bastante. 
 
Nunca tendremos otra cosa.

El hermano aduanero europeo me pide papel escrito con visa para poder descubrir a los que me descubrieron.

El hermano usurero europeo me pide pago de una deuda contraà da por Judas, a quien nunca autoricà a venderme.

El hermano leguleyo europeo me explica que toda deuda se paga con intereses aunque sea vendiendo seres humanos y paà ses enteros sin pedirles consentimiento.

Yo los voy descubriendo.

Tambià n yo puedo reclamar pagos y tambià n puedo reclamar intereses.

Consta en el Archivo de Indias, papel sobre papel, recibo sobre recibo y firma sobre firma, que solamente entre el aà o 1503 y 1660 llegaron a San Lucas de Barrameda 185 mil kilos de oro y 16 millones de kilos de plata provenientes de Amà rica.

-Saqueo?

-No lo creyera yo!

Porque serà a pensar que los hermanos cristianos faltaron a su Sà ptimo Mandamiento.

-Expoliacià n?

-Guà rdeme Tanatzin de figurarme que los europeos, como Caà n, matan y niegan la sangre de su hermano!

-Genocidio?

Eso serà a dar crà dito a los calumniadores, como Bartolomà de las Casas, que califican al encuentro como de destruccià n de las Indias, o a ultrosos como Arturo Uslar Pietri, que afirma que el arranque del capitalismo y la actual civilizacià n europea se deben a la inundacià n de metales preciosos!

-No!

Esos 185 mil kilos de oro y 16 millones de kilos de plata deben ser considerados como el primero de muchos otros prà stamos amigables de Amà rica, destinados al desarrollo de Europa.

Lo contrario serà a presumir la existencia de crà menes de guerra, lo que darà a derecho no sà lo a exigir la devolucià n inmediata, sino la indemnizacià n por daà os y perjuicios.
 
Yo, Evo Morales, prefiero pensar en la menos ofensiva de estas hipà tesis.

Tan fabulosa exportacià n de capitales no fueron màs que el inicio de un plan "MARSHALLTESUMA", para garantizar la reconstruccià n de la bà rbara Europa, arruinada por sus deplorables guerras contra los cultos musulmanes, creadores del à lgebra, la poligamia, el baà o cotidiano y otros logros superiores de la civilizacià n.

Por eso, al celebrar el Quinto Centenario del Emprà stito, podremos preguntarnos: 
-Han hecho los hermanos europeos un uso racional, responsible o por lo menos productivo de los fondos tan generosamente adelantados por el Fondo Indoamericano Internacional?

Deploramos decir que no.

En lo estratà gico, lo dilapidaron en las batallas de Lepanto, en armadas invencibles, en terceros reichs y otras formas de exterminio mutuo, sin otro destino que terminar ocupados por las tropas gringas de la OTAN, como en Panamà , pero sin canal.
 
En lo financiero, han sido incapaces, despuàs de una moratoria de 500 aà os, tanto de cancelar el capital y sus intereses, cuanto de independizarse de las rentas là quidas, las materias primas y la energà a barata que les exporta y provee todo el Tercer Mundo.

Este deplorable cuadro corrobora la afirmacià n de Milton Friedman segà n la cual una economà a subsidiada jamàs puede funcionar y nos obliga a reclamarles, para su propio bien, el pago del capital y los intereses que, tan generosamente hemos demorado todos estos siglos en cobrar.

Al decir esto, aclaramos que no nos rebajaremos a cobrarles a nuestros hermanos europeos, las viles y sanguinarias tasas del 20 y hasta el 30 por ciento de interà s, que los hermanos europeos le cobran a los pueblos del Tercer Mundo.

Nos limitaremos a exigir la devolucià n de los metales preciosos adelantados, màs el mà dico interàs fijo del 10 por ciento, acumulado solo durante los à ltimos 300 aà os, con 200 aà os de gracia.

Sobre esta base, y aplicando la fà rmula europea del interàs compuesto, informamos a los descubridores que nos deben, como primer pago de su deuda, una masa de 185 mil kilos de oro y 16 millones de plata, ambas cifras elevadas a la potencia de 300.

Es decir, un nà mero para cuya expresià n total, serà an necesarias màs de 300 cifras, y que supera ampliamente el peso total del planeta Tierra.
 
Muy pesadas son esas moles de oro y plata.

-Cuà nto pesarà an, calculadas en sangre?

Aducir que Europa, en medio milenio, no ha podido generar riquezas suficientes para cancelar ese mà dico interà s, serà a tanto como admitir su absoluto fracaso financiero y/o la demencial irracionalidad de los supuestos del capitalismo.

Tales cuestiones metafà sicas, desde luego, no nos inquietan a los indo-americanos.

Pero sà exigimos la firma de una Carta de Intencià n que discipline a los pueblos deudores del Viejo Continente, y que los obligue a cumplir su compromiso mediante una pronta privatizacià n o reconversià n de Europa, que les permita entregà rnosla entera, como primer pago de la deuda histà rica.
   Evo Morales Ayma
Presidente de Bolivia
 
 
Este mensaje le llega porque Usted esta en la lista de REFUGIO DEL RIO GRANDE. Si no quiere seguir recibiendolo, favor de envà arnos un mensaje pidiendo que borremos su subscripcion.  Gracias.

Well Said 5   Must Read 3   Valuable 3  
Rate It | View Ratings

Evo Morales Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

President of Bolivia, respected for his advocacy of indigenous rights and standing up to the USA on numerous issues.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

 
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Evo Morales to European Heads of State: I, too, can demand repayment

The Root Problem is the Capitalist System

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend