Jesús Arboleya Cervera has written a very interesting article for Progreso Weekly.
Here are some excerpts:
“Yes, we can” meant the hope of transforming the existing reality, so “no, we couldn't” constitutes a terrible deception.
Because another inevitable reading of the result of this electoral campaign is the influence regained by the most fundamentalist sectors of the U.S. right.
Bush governed for two terms thanks to the consistent support of the most conservative Americans, and Obama won because he was capable of mobilizing many who, until that moment, did not feel represented by any candidate and generally did not vote.
What happened is the consequence of the Democrats' reluctance to embrace Obama's promises, which caused many voters to abstain. Meanwhile, the conservatives fully exploited the fears of the white middle class and, supported by enormous economic interests, worked at grassroots level to stimulate Americans' most basic and selfish feelings.
The indiscriminate use of military force, the preservation of privileges and the rejection of the less favored, xenophobia and racism, the selective application of human rights, religious intolerance and contempt for the care of the environment are the doctrinal premises of these sectors, which explains the fear they generate everywhere.