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AMLO: live long and prosper

14 June 2020

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, and it lacks the soaring goals of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”speech, but AMLO’s “Decalogue for exiting the coronavirus and confronting the new reality” (if it becomes even a minor classic, it needs a snappier name) presents an idealistic though perhaps at least somewhat realistic path towards the future.

(adapted from a report by Alma E. Muñoz in today’s Jornada)

In presenting a “Decalogue for exiting the coronavirus and confronting the new reality,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for “the meaning of life to be fully restored,” to go out safely and optimistically to return to the streets; “carry out our usual activities and live without fear or fear”. He called for the people to stay informed of sanitary provisions, seek a path of spirituality and “defend the right to enjoy the sky, the sun, the fresh air, flora, fauna, and all of nature.”

… he proposed turning our back on selfishness, “being more caring and humane”, loosing our racist, classist, discriminatory or sexist attitudes; moving away from consumerism and leaving materialism behind; not consuming “junk food”, eating organic products, losing weight, exercising and living without stress. And, “If you have an addiction to tobacco and alcohol, seek treatment to eliminate them.”

After praising the populace for “without authoritarianism, in a very disciplined and even stoic manner, [most people ] obeyed the instructions of the political and health authorities; staying at home, keeping a healthy distance and apply personal hygiene measures like never before. ” He added that the measures adopted and generally accepted have been essential to “preventing an exponential growth in infections, not saturating the hospitals and saving as many lives as medically and humanly possible.”

But added a call for serenity and self-confidence, and a few health tips: “Stand up, don’t sit for so long, walk, run, stretch, meditate; apply everything you consider to be good for your body, for your body.

In presenting a “decalogue to get out of the coronavirus and face the new reality,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for “the meaning of life to be fully restored,” to go out safely and optimistically on the street; “carry out our usual activities and live without fear or fear”. He called to stay informed of sanitary provisions, seek a path of spirituality and “defend the right to enjoy the sky, the sun, the fresh air, flora, fauna, and all of nature.”

13 days after the new normality, he proposed turning his back on selfishness, “being more caring and humane”, not having racist, classist, discriminatory or sexist attitudes; move away from consumerism and leave materialism behind; not consume “junk food”, eat organic products, lose weight, exercise and live without stress. “If you have an addiction to tobacco and alcohol, seek treatment to eliminate them.”

After “long, painful and uncertain days due to the Covid-19 pandemic”, the head of the Executive considered that “we have already had enough time to familiarize ourselves with the medical recommendations and the sanitary provisions. Now is the time to put them into practice following our own criteria “, with independence and responsibility. The best medicine in the face of the danger of contagion and disease, he added, is prevention.

In a video broadcast on social networks, he stressed yesterday that “without authoritarianism,” most people, “in a very disciplined and even stoic manner, have obeyed the instructions of the political and health authorities; they stay at home, they keep their healthy distance and personal hygiene measures are applied like never before. “

López Obrador added that this “has been essential to prevent an exponential growth in infections, not to saturate hospitals and to save as many lives as has been medically and humanly possible.”

He called for serenity and self-confidence. “There can be no problems that make us ill or have no solution. Everything can be solved without anguish, without suffering stress, anxiety,” he said from the National Palace. “Stand up, don’t sit for so long, walk, run, stretch, meditate; apply everything you consider to be good for your body, for your body.”

He proposed to reinforce cultural values ​​and regardless of having a religion, “whether you are a believer or not, look for a path of spirituality, an ideal, a utopia, a dream, a purpose in life; something that strengthens you internally, in your self-esteem and to keep you active, enthusiastic, happy, fighting, working and loving loved ones, your neighbor, nature and the country. “

And.. drink more water, eat your vegetables, and watch your weight. He cited corn, beans, seasonal fruits, vegetables, fish, particularly tuna because it has a low price. He added that it was ok to eat meat, after “ensuring that they are from the yard and pasture, not fattened with hormones.”

He also invited to share if you have more than what is needed. “Let us not harden our hearts,” he added.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 9 August 2020 5:46 pm

    Bonne continuation pour ton blog que je continue à suivre réguliérement. Poppy Dimitry Arnoldo

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