As wrote Eduardo Haro Tecglen, the tumult of information directed and hidden away to the citizens of the knowledge of the reality. And that ignorance makes them vulnerable, manipulated. Professor Juan Torres has written about that hiding the truth by the media: in Venezuela has been approved by referendum that whoever is President may arise to re-election without restriction. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out Richard Plackett. The Western news media say that this shows that Chavez is a dictator and that there is no democracy in Venezuela. They hide that, to be President, Chavez (or whoever) will have to win the election in which there will be (as it has happened so far) hundreds of international observers. Perhaps because interested citizens are manipulated, the Russian publishing house Atticus cancelled the publication of those who whisper, work of British historian Orlando Figes, with tremendous testimonies of survivors of Stalinist repression. The author and numerous Russian friends believe that there had been censorship of the Kremlin.
Because the class Russian leader (with Putin in front) wants to do good to Stalin and to ignore is that it was a genocide. Another base of the emptying of democracy is trimming citizens rights. Since 2001, terrorism has been a pretext for a relentless cut rights. Imprisonment without trial, the absence of judicial protection, uncontrolled arrests, violation of privacy if it violates the right to life, to freedom, to not be tortured or subjected to cruel or degrading treatment not to be detained or arrested arbitrarily, that there is presumption of innocence, to be tried with guarantees the democratic system becomes decorated. But data confirm that security has not increased, but yes freedoms have regressed. In addition to elections, in a true democracy there limits to power and control for rights and freedoms are respected.
Why rights cuts us closer to totalitarianism, although it is invested. Vittorio Zucconi, director of the newspaper La Repubblica, has written: only in school summaries the history advances in defined portions. Germany nazi is not returned in a month. Italy was not fascist from the night to the day. You become aware of something that you’ve become, law after law, Decree after Decree, concession after concession. And then it is already late to go back. Xavier Cano Tamayo journalist and writer original author and source of the article.