Revista Mensual y Gratuita
Nº96, August 2011
Editor’s Note | Editor’s note
Often we allow, consent to, or are unable to avoid facts that vandalize our social pathway. In the core of such vandalism we find the concentration of wealth and income, nested in productive efforts but also in privileges, perks, predatory attitudes, criminal systems, lack of mercy for the dispossessed, irresponsibility of those who have the most, ignoring the weak and vulnerable, legal and other injustices, clear and concealed theft, environmental destruction, affronts to social cohesion. Under such overflow of aggression, how can we be surprised of the appearance of crises like the one we are undergoing? Are we so blind as not to see that we are reaping the fruits of our labor? Or perhaps only a few are able to reap for themselves the fruits of our collective labor, fruits that were planted with hard effort and deceived hopes? In a crisis we have at stake exactly the same as before the crisis broke out, only that now it is more burdensome for majorities.
Peace and justice walk hand in hand and should guide any other development, including scientific and technological developments. What counts is direction and significance; the rest are tools.
We firmly believe that a fair and sustainable development is possible even though we have to build it a bit at a time, adding contributions, thinking and acting in a straight way. We hope that this issue of Opinion Sur contributes to such end.
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