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Citizens-in-waiting / Regina Coyula

Posted on February 28, 2014

My country is so devoid of citizen initiatives, citizens live convinced

that the "citizen" itself is a pejorative and almost criminal term used

by the , so how can they imagine that the word is not only

beautiful, but that it has erotic overtones: the citizen-sovereign is he

who elects his representatives and removes then if he is not served by

them. In this "democracy" that we suffer we have managed to reverse the

terms, so these "whatever" slogans and others in disuse lacking a rhythm

and the name of the actual leader come into play.

And so, sick to death of these ever repeating slogans, the ailing

citizen continues on not knowing who he is, braving the incessant drip

of problems that define his life, where he is a victim, hero, anonymous

or villain; not understanding, submerged in the everyday, that he will

be the star of the democratic transition.

Standing in front of a shop window, looking in a mirror, or facing an

abuse of power, the citizen ends up realizing who he is.

Between the cryptic and the serious, I wanted to greet the appearance of

the Constitutional Roadmap, which is complementary to the Campaign for

the signing of the UN Covenants (without tarnishing other proposals I

don't know of or that don't interest me: more is better) they seem to me

to be good fertilizer for the citizen-in-waiting.

26 February 2014

Source: Citizens-in-waiting / Regina Coyula | Translating Cuba –

http://translatingcuba.com/citizens-in-waiting-regina-coyula/

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