The ultra-liberal deputy candidate Jose Luis Espert took the four days of the bridge holiday for the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity, which was celebrated yesterday, to publish a tweet claiming the ancient Columbus Day: “Tomorrow, October 12, normal human beings celebrate, like our whole lives, Columbus Day. And that has nothing racist about it”he pointed out in a confused conservative paradox.
Espert’s message was rounded off with a stark exposition of discrimination: “Kirchnerist drugged apes, we don’t know what linguistic monstrosity they will celebrate“. The ultraliberal’s attack on people who identify with the state policies implemented during the Néstor and Cristina Kirchner governments were not a cliché of the candidate for deputy but a rejection of a political decision taken during the administration of the former president and supported by all the governments that followed her.
In September 2010, the former president and current vice president sent a bill to Congress to modify the holiday of Columbus Day – which was celebrated on October 12 due to the arrival, in 1492, of the Spanish crown to the Americas. and the beginning of the brutal “conquest” – by the Respect for Cultural Diversity Day, in recognition of the cultures of the native peoples crushed by the Spanish crown.
That rule it was not discussed even during the government of Mauricio Macri, who on the bicentennial of the Independence of Argentina, told the Emeritus King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, that the heroes of that feat should have had “anguish to separate” from the kingdom.
Macri did decree to remove the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice from the holiday calendar, a decision from which he had to reverse.
Espert’s message not only expressed his conservative ideas but also made fun of a note from the official Télam agency announcing the plays, photographic exhibitions, music festivals, installations and artistic exhibitions, organized by the Identidad Marrón collective to “make structural racism visible.”
In tune with Espert was the head of the Spanish conservative party Vox, Santiago Abascal, who published a tweet today to celebrate “Hispanic Day” and he described the Spanish conquest of the peoples of the Americas as “the greatest work of universal twinning.”
According to Abascal’s historical reading, during the Spanish rule on the continent until the beginning of the 19th century, a genocide of the native peoples did not occur, but rather “put an end to the genocide between indigenous peoples and brought the miscegenation of Spain and America.” “Happy day to all Spaniards from both hemispheres, especially to Las Pilares and members of the Civil Guard,” celebrated the benchmark of the Hispanic far right.