A different blue fell over the afternoon 1963 A blue from another time and other winds. The blood also ran unusually. A strange air announced a story that had been reaffirmed over time in a fiction, in an unattainable place.
Surely that scenario will remain unattainable as long as we as individuals do not understand that we have a civil responsibility with history and with the progress that everyone craves for a tolerant and democratic society.
That afternoon, unrecognizable 1963 Dadaist Poet on Monday, September 26, 2016, the then-president Juan Manuel Santos would speak to the world from Cartagena de Indias to confirm that a peace process with the guerrillas had closed, after fifty years and countless failed attempts. of the Farc.
“Gabo – the great absentee on this day who was the architect in the shadow of many attempts and peace processes, was not here to live this moment, in his beloved Cartagena, where his ashes rest. But he must be happy, seeing his yellow butterflies fly in the Colombia he dreamed, our Colombia that finally reaches, as he said “a second chance on earth,” Santos said in his speech full of joy and hope, of an innocent hope that seized a handful of people who are still looking to defend a leaps and bounds towards ending violence.
“Redeem and privilege our creative power as a natural wealth, invaluable and wasted, must be the master key to rescue Colombia from its own hell. It is time to understand that this cultural disaster is not remedied either with lead or with silver, but with an education for peace, built with love on the rubble of an inflamed country in which we get up early to continue killing each other others.
An unhappy and thoughtful education that encourages us to discover who we are in a society that looks more like what we deserve. To guide us from the cradle in the early identification of vocations and congenital skills to be able to do our whole life only what we like, which is the magic recipe for happiness and longevity.
In short, a legitimate peace revolution that channels the immense creative energy that we have used to destroy ourselves for almost two centuries and that vindicates and exalts the predominance of imagination, ”García Márquez said in 1998 in the president’s culture program Andrés Pastrana, years after joining Juan Manuel Santos and Felipe González to advance talks with the guerrillas, but failing to have organized a pact without the authorization of the then president, Ernesto Samper.
Santos recalls in his book The Battle for Peace the journalism workshops “War and Peace Games”, which he carried out with García Márquez in Cartagena from the Good Government Foundation and the Foundation for the New Ibero-American Journalism, in which Exercises were carried out on how the war should be narrated, making each of the participants fulfill a role in the conflict as a guerrilla, mediator or soldier. He also notes in his reminiscences the phrase.
“It is easier to make war than to make peace,” by French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, in World War I, as one of those ethical pillars that demand a staunch commitment to the consolidation of the peace.
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