If we were not stuck in the mess that we are, I would have the opportunity in this room to thoroughly contextualise the death of last Thursday, the music singer Soul and Gospel, the African-American Aretha Franklin. Emphasizing his musical art that influenced and underlined American life with three lines – artistic, social and cultural – his gaze and participation in the socio-cultural and political progress of his time.
That is, it is somewhat difficult to dive into these issues, because we must be vigilant for the immediate events and, on the other hand, the intention of such writings would be to provide historical perspectives that allow (those who do not about the opportunity to live the moment she made her contributions), at least they could learn from those who have any idea about it.
Anyway, it would be a little difficult because we did not consolidate a universal education system that would lay the foundation for cultural inclusion. If we had done what was needed here in Panama to strengthen universal education, I could expand it a bit, Aretha Franklin. To see it from different perspectives, to think about what it meant in the popular culture of the United States and other influenced populations. We could talk about the time he had to live; time of threats and challenges for the African American population and their art in different ways influenced the lives of other nations, including ours.
But no, it is not like that. You can not easily create a conversation about these universal characters; to make an intergenerational exchange of opinions, when the horizons of knowledge are so narrow and the cultural gap between the generations who did not know, nor direct or accidental influences of people like them and other actors, is immense. The general culture is not there and that is very unfortunate, because instead we must try to express our opinion in favor of the causes that lie ahead, those who have strengthened corruption and allowed us to flourish under our noses. ; those who seriously threaten us and for some reason I think many do not take this seriously.
A revolution is necessary, forget about weapons or go to the mountains. I do not mean that. At the time when music and the influence of Aretha Franklin formed the musical and social scene, that presence was fundamental to understanding a movement against racism that would challenge the status quo and change the history of the United States into the direction of establishing civil rights for the black community.
That revolution moved during her development through the art and music of Franklin and artists like her, partly started when Rosa Parks, a black woman, on December 5, 1955, challenged the state of affairs by not giving her I place in the bus to a White man. His arrest began a revolution, largely peaceful, but finally revolution. For 12 months the Montgomery Bus Boicott was held, where the black community did not use public transport as a protest. They walked back and forth every day and that action, firm and powerful, broke the system and brought major changes in the lives of hundreds of thousands of African Americans.
If we want to change things in this country, the revolution of good is absolutely essential. Concrete and revolutionary actions must be carried out, as in Montgomery. The complainant in social networks does not work. The corrupt people are laughing at us with their play not to move the floor much, so that they do not all fall.
They are not, we are the so-called good ones. Those of us who believe and confirm that & # 39; we are good, are more & # 39 ;. If that were true, this would have been corrected. We would have a better country. Every five years we vote for the least bad, and from the start of that election campaign that principle will be continued. If we were as good as we say we are, we do not accept trinkets, highwaymen or liars to represent us; They smile at us and thank us for the vote to continue with the bleeding of the country.
An immediate revolution to then make the educational revolution to get us out of this mess, build better citizens to talk about other things, punctually and universally.
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