Opinion piece by Maria Josefa Coronel for Daily Expreso
Correa’s ideology looks messier than ever, he proposes constitutional reforms as if they were the rules of a game that was invented to have a good time on the playground. Soft, adapted to the political context, it contradicts itself. And that is not new. There is not a minimum harmony with the constitutional provision, the general principles of the law and human rights and the possibility of indefinite reelection, deploying soldiers on the streets, diminishing attributions to the controlling bodies and control the information and opinion.
The last contribution of the ideology of Correa is to replace the money for creativity. As we know Ecuador has no longer the money it used to have. The biggest bonanza that the country has had was managed by this government. But today there is not enough money, enough time, nor the speech that the past will not return because they are the past, as Correa´s ideology has left privileges, people who overnight stopped living one way and started living in another way, Pedro Delgado is an example.
A government that pays a musician more than a million dollars for talks, to stop young people from using drugs, we do not know if the lectures were actually given or the drug consumption rate went down, but what we do know is that the chart to carry drugs was more permissible than the one issued by previous governments.
Is this not a contradictory ideology to pay a million dollars to give self-help lectures and to legalize the possession of an allowed amount of drugs? Yachay has cost $ 1,043,000 and they paid one million seven hundred dollars to a headhunter firm to hire eleven people. A professor at UCLA earns $ 153,700 a year, in Stanford earns $ 188,400 but in Yachay a professor earns $ 195,780 and its managers earn more than $ 16,000 but they do not live in Ecuador and work via Skype.
Is this not a contradictory ideology to spend this much and not having enough money to pay debts owed to hospitals? I do not know what kind of revolution leaves approximately five hundred thousand college students without quota but grants thirty million dollars to Yachay for the six hundred fifteen students it has.
Do not you think this is a contradictory ideology that prides itself on seeking justice for the victims of public force and before the sight of the military dressed in that justice he softens his speech. Do not you think it is contradictory to how the face of that ideology has changed?