Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa promised not to wash his hands of injustice, via his Twitter account, today.
Through several tweets, Correa told the story of the Passion of Jesus as a representation of the collective thinking of our society. He condemned Pontius Pilatus and the high priests for washing their hands of Jesus’ crucifixion, after manipulating the Jews into condemning him to the cross.
The overtones of this message unleashed comments from both Correa’s critics and supporters. Mateo Martinez, a political analyst and doctoral candidate for the National Autonomous University of Mexico, shared his opinion of Correa’s strong religious message. “Correa is playing with the vagueness of symbolism, by sharing implicit and explicit allegories between the Holy Scripture and his presidency,” said the expert.