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General News    H4'ed 8/27/13

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

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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:

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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.
I will not believe that!
Because that would mean thinking that the Christian brothers betrayed their Seventh Commandment.
Save me Tanatzin, from supposing that the Europeans, like Cain, would kill, and deny the blood of their brother!
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!
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, , via 
Nicaragua Socialista,
Por favor circule ampliamente este artículo. -Gracias!
Tambie'n yo puedo reclamar pagos
 Evo Morales Ayma 
  Presidente de Bolivia
Exposición del Presidente Evo Morales ante la reunión de Jefes de Estado de la Comunidad Europea (06/30/2013). Con lenguaje simple, que era trasmitido en traducción simulta'nea a ma's de un centenar de Jefes de Estado y dignatarios de la Comunidad Europea, el Presidente Evo Morales dijo:
Aquí pues yo, Evo Morales, he venido a encontrar a los que celebran el encuentro.

Aquí pues yo, descendiente de los que poblaron la Ame'rica have cuarenta mil años, he venido a encontrar a los que la encontraron have solo quinientos años.
Aquí 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 contraída por Judas, a quien nunca autorice' a venderme.

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

Yo los voy descubriendo.

Tambie'n yo puedo reclamar pagos y tambie'n puedo reclamar intereses.

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


-No lo creyera yo!

Porque sería pensar que los hermanos cristianos faltaron a su Se'ptimo Mandamiento.


-Gua'rdeme Tanatzin de figurarme que los europeos, como Caín, matan y niegan la sangre de su hermano!


Eso sería dar cre'dito a los calumniadores, como Bartolome' de las Casas, que califican al encuentro como de destrucción de las Indias, o a ultrosos como Arturo Uslar Pietri, que afirma que el arranque del capitalismo y la actual civilización europea se deben a la inundación de metales preciosos!


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

Lo contrario sería presumir la existencia de crímenes de guerra, lo que daría derecho no sólo a exigir la devolución inmediata, sino la indemnización por daños y perjuicios.
Yo, Evo Morales, prefiero pensar en la menos ofensiva de estas hipótesis.

Tan fabulosa exportación de capitales no fueron ma's que el inicio de un plan "MARSHALLTESUMA", para garantizar la reconstrucción de la ba'rbara Europa, arruinada por sus deplorables guerras contra los cultos musulmanes, creadores del a'lgebra, la poligamia, el baño cotidiano y otros logros superiores de la civilización.

Por eso, al celebrar el Quinto Centenario del Empre'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 estrate'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 Panama', pero sin canal.
En lo financiero, han sido incapaces, despue's de una moratoria de 500 años, tanto de cancelar el capital y sus intereses, cuanto de independizarse de las rentas líquidas, las materias primas y la energía barata que les exporta y provee todo el Tercer Mundo.

Este deplorable cuadro corrobora la afirmación de Milton Friedman según la cual una economía subsidiada jama's 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 intere's, que los hermanos europeos le cobran a los pueblos del Tercer Mundo.

Nos limitaremos a exigir la devolución de los metales preciosos adelantados, ma's el módico intere's fijo del 10 por ciento, acumulado solo durante los últimos 300 años, con 200 años de gracia.

Sobre esta base, y aplicando la fórmula europea del intere's 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 número para cuya expresión total, serían necesarias ma's de 300 cifras, y que supera ampliamente el peso total del planeta Tierra.
Muy pesadas son esas moles de oro y plata.

-Cua'nto pesarían, calculadas en sangre?

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

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

Pero sí exigimos la firma de una Carta de Intención que discipline a los pueblos deudores del Viejo Continente, y que los obligue a cumplir su compromiso mediante una pronta privatización o reconversión de Europa, que les permita entrega'rnosla entera, como primer pago de la deuda histórica.
   Evo Morales Ayma
Presidente de Bolivia
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