I am sick and tired of mass media corrupting the information on the movement, of dimming us as lazy-ass students with no future nor jobs, of painting us as the evil ones in the struggle of making Mexico's voice being heard.
I am sick of the misinformation. I am sick of our own people, the Mexican people, believing the crap that the TV feeds them and then call us stupid, arrogant brats, jobless and careless people.
This is for those who have the power to make their voice be heard and do not use it; this is for those who prefer to remain in the shadows and throw rocks at those who are trying to fight for their rights. This is for those who could help in changing this crime committed against the Mexican people's rights, but refuse to do so because they're in they are afraid of going out their comfort zone.
Read this as rant, as raging, as a fall in my mood after looking at the coverage the media has given to the cause; read this as the angry voice of someone who cannot vote in the country she lives in. Read his as it is, an angry letter at those who have the power to do something about it. Read this as my personal statement against everybody who opposes our rights.
For reasons of my citizenship, I have never been able to vote in the elections of the country I live in; however, not having a political voice does not stop me from having a social voice and conscience.
The electoral fraud in the presidential elections in Mexico this 2012, where the imposition of a candidate who was NOT chosen by the people, has made thousands of students take political and social action. It is not a phase of rebellion; it is a fight for the rights of the Mexican people.
I am not a supporter of any other presidential candidate. I am not a supporter of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador; however, I am a supporter of democracy and making Mexico’s voice be heard; I am a supporter of fighting against the mass media, who thoroughly hid from Mexicans the atrocities committed by the political party PRI against their rights, and of fighting the imposition of a president who was NOT elected by the people.
Social conscience and activism is the key to end the corruption in the Mexican government.
In the words of code name V, “People should not be afraid of their governments; the governments should be afraid of their people.”
I am not Mexican because of my citizenship, because of where I was born; however, I’ve lived my entire life in this country and it pains me to see people with the political voice that I lack not struggling to fight for their undeniable rights. If I, who cannot vote and who cannot have a say in how I want to be governed, am aware of the corruption within the governmental institutions and the fraud that was carried by the mass media and by the political party PRI, why can’t you, who has this political voice, this power to speak up and make a change in your country?