Forbes e Telegraph: Cavaco Mete Portugal em “Águas Perigosas”
A Forbes americana e o inglês Telegraph escrevem preto no branco que “Portugal has entered dangerous political waters” e que com a recente intervenção de Cavaco a “Eurozone crosses Rubicon as Portugal’s anti-euro Left banned from power” e que, “the Portuguese president’s decision shows the EU is becoming like the Soviet Union”. Cavaco, servilmente, queria agradar a Washington e a Bruxelas/Berlim mas, ao invocar a NATO e os “Mercados” como álibis para a sua decisão anti-democrática de excluir PC e Bloco da zona do poder, só conseguiu desencadear contra ele uma fúria arrasadora da imprensa anglo-saxónica e americana que o crismam de “soviético” e acusam como um dos responsáveis pelo défice democrático na Europa.
Veja-se como Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, do Telegraph, coloca a questão da interferência de Cavaco: “Mr Cavaco Silva is effectively using his office to impose a reactionary ideological agenda, in the interests of creditors and the EMU establishment, and dressing it up with remarkable Chutzpah as a defence of democracy.
The Portuguese Socialists and Communists have buried the hatchet on their bitter divisions for the first time since the Carnation Revolution and the overthrow of the Salazar dictatorship in the 1970s, yet they are being denied their parliamentary prerogative to form a majority government.
This is a dangerous demarche. The Portuguese conservatives and their media allies behave as if the Left has no legitimate right to take power, and must be held in check by any means.
These reflexes are familiar – and chilling – to anybody familiar with 20th century Iberian history, or indeed Latin America. That it is being done in the name of the euro is entirely to be expected.
Greece’s Syriza movement, Europe’s first radical-Left government in Europe since the Second World War, was crushed into submission for daring to confront eurozone ideology. Now the Portuguese Left is running into a variant of the same meat-grinder.
Europe’s socialists face a dilemma. They are at last waking up to the unpleasant truth that monetary union is an authoritarian Right-wing enterprise that has slipped its democratic leash, yet if they act on this insight in any way they risk being prevented from taking power.
Brussels really has created a monster.”
Para a Forbes, as interferências de Cavaco, à maneira dos velhos regedores de freguesia de Salazar, suscitam uma implacável conclusão: “The growing democratic deficit at the heart of the Eurozone is the biggest threat to its survival. Eventually, just as the fall of the Berlin Wall triggered the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, popular uprisings will bring down what Evans-Pritchard describes as the “monster” created by Brussels.
Those who want to believe that systematic denial of democracy in European states will eventually lead to the creation of a peaceful and democratic United States of Europe are deluding themselves. Denial of democracy cannot possibly bring about democracy. Nor can it create peace. When the Euro eventually fails – as it must – Europe will be once again plunged into chaos. And the longer the Euro takes to fail, and the more repressive the institutions dedicated to preserving it become, the more disastrous its eventual failure will be.
We should wind this monstrosity up. Now. Before it destroys us all.”
De facto, tem de se pôr termo a esta monstruosidade, antes que ela destrua tudo.
Uma nota final para o humor desta situação cavaquiana: Cavaco quer livrar-nos do perigo comunista que ataca Portugal e daqui ameaça todo o Ocidente, “Mercados” e NATO incluídos, mas acaba por ser ele que americanos e ingleses (e não de esquerda!) classificam de “soviético”! Como diz a Forbes: “The Portuguese president’s decision shows the EU is becoming like the Soviet Union”. Estes americanos são mesmo uns ingratos! Ou então são muito mais inteligentes que alguns provincianos ignorantes, patetas e salazarentos…