Mito detonado

Tem um famoso ditado que diz o seguinte:

Quem não for de esquerda até os 30 anos não tem coração. Quem for de esquerda depois dos 30 anos não tem cérebro.

É aquele mito conservador do “amadurecimento”, que serve apenas para justificar a manutenção do status quo. Contestar o sistema é considerado “imaturidade”, a famosa “rebeldia juvenil” – vista por muitos como “sem causa”.

Ironicamente, uma grande manifestação de contestação ao status quo aconteceu justamente no dia em que completei 30 anos. Em várias partes do mundo, os indignados tomaram as ruas para exigir democracia real. Naquele dia, escrevi: “‘imaturidade’, é defender o sistema injusto que temos”. Ou seja, na visão conservadora, não “amadureci”…

Mas não é só isso: estou ainda mais “imaturo”, conforme o teste de visão política que já havia feito e postado os resultados aqui no blog em janeiro de 2009 e fevereiro de 2010.

Em janeiro de 2009, quando eu tinha 27 anos de idade, deu isto:

  • Derecha/Izquierda Economicista: -8.62
  • Anarquismo/Autoritarismo Social: -8.31

Já em fevereiro de 2010, aos 28, meu resultado foi este:

  • Derecha/Izquierda Economicista: -8.75
  • Anarquismo/Autoritarismo Social: -8.36

Posteriormente, cheguei a fazer o teste novamente mas sem postar os resultados no blog, daí a ausência de números relativos ao começo de 2011, quando eu estava com 29 anos.

Agora, vejamos como é minha visão política aos 30 anos de idade:

  • Derecha/Izquierda Economicista: -9.75
  • Anarquismo/Autoritarismo Social: -9.79

Como as escalas vão de -10 a 10 (em ambos os critérios), estou chegando aos extremos e por isso não tenho como ficar muito mais libertário e socialista. Mas é um legítimo “tapa com luva de pelicas” naqueles que, alguns anos atrás, achavam que à medida que eu ficasse mais velho eu iria “endireitar”.

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Decidi fazer um exercício de imaginação: responder o teste com base no que eu pensava 15 anos atrás, quando tinha a metade de minha idade atual. Digo que é “imaginação” pois o que penso hoje obviamente influi sobre a visão que tenho de meu próprio passado, sem contar que certas questões, como sobre “a luta contra o terrorismo”, na época (entre 1996 e 1997) não fariam tanto sentido quanto hoje.

O resultado é o seguinte:

  • Derecha/Izquierda Economicista: -5.75
  • Anarquismo/Autoritarismo Social: 2.00

Ou seja, em 1996-1997 eu seria um projeto de stalinista… Felizmente, abortado.

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Agora, como nas outras vezes, “passo a bola” aos leitores. Façam o teste (em espanhol ou em inglês) e, claro, postem seus resultados nos comentários.

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3 comentários sobre “Mito detonado

  1. Derecha/Izquierda Economicista: -4.75
    Anarquismo/Autoritarismo Social: -2.62

    Segundo o mapa comparativo, eu sou um perfeito Gandhi.

  2. 1o. teste 26 anos, perto do Mandela, <3… -6,50 -4.50 .

    A seguir o discurso mais lindo da história. Não achei nenhum áudio, talvez pq o Obama copiou tanto a entonação que tiraram os videos do Mandela do ar….mas pra quem tiver interesse, vale a pena ouvir….É EMOCIONANTE… "de respirar fundo"…

    Inaugural Speech, Pretoria [Mandela]- 5/10/94
    STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS,NELSON MANDELA, AT HIS INAUGURATION AS PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, UNION BUILDINGS, PRETORIA, MAY 10 1994

    Your Majesties, Your Highnesses, Distinguished Guests, Comrades and Friends:
    Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world,confer glory and hope to newborn liberty.
    Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud.
    Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all.
    All this we owe both to ourselves and to the peoples of the world who are so well represented here today.
    To my compatriots, I have no hesitation in saying that each one of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld.
    Each time one of us touches the soil of this land, we feel a sense of personal renewal. The national mood changes as the seasons change.
    We are moved by a sense of joy and exhilaration when the grass turns green and the flowers bloom.
    That spiritual and physical oneness we all share with this common homeland explains the depth of the pain we all carried in our hearts as we saw our country tear itself apart in a terrible conflict, and as we saw it spurned, outlawed and isolated by the peoples of the world, precisely because it has become the universal base of the pernicious ideology and practice of racism and racial oppression.
    We, the people of South Africa, feel fulfilled that humanity has taken us back into its bosom, that we, who were outlaws not so long ago, have today been given the rare privilege to be host to the nations of the world on our own soil.
    We thank all our distinguished international guests for having come to take possession with the people of our country of what is, after all, a common victory for justice, for peace, for human dignity.
    We trust that you will continue to stand by us as we tackle the challenges of building peace, prosperity, non-sexism,non-racialism and democracy.
    We deeply appreciate the role that the masses of our people and their political mass democratic, religious, women, youth,business, traditional and other leaders have played to bring about this conclusion. Not least among them is my Second Deputy President, the Honourable F.W. de Klerk.
    We would also like to pay tribute to our security forces, in all their ranks, for the distinguished role they have played in securing our first democratic elections and the transition to democracy, from blood-thirsty forces which still refuse to see the light.
    The time for the healing of the wounds has come.
    The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come.
    The time to build is upon us.
    We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation. We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.
    We succeeded to take our last steps to freedom in conditions of relative peace. We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete, just and lasting peace.
    We have triumphed in the effort to implant hope in the breasts of the millions of our people. We enter into a covenant that we shall build the society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.
    As a token of its commitment to the renewal of our country,the new Interim Government of National Unity will, as a matter of urgency, address the issue of amnesty for various categories of our people who are currently serving terms of imprisonment.
    We dedicate this day to all the heroes and heroines in this country and the rest of the world who sacrificed in many ways and surrendered their lives so that we could be free.
    Their dreams have become reality. Freedom is their reward.
    We are both humbled and elevated by the honour and privilege that you, the people of South Africa, have bestowed on us, as the first President of a united, democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa, to lead our country out of the valley of darkness.
    We understand it still that there is no easy road to freedom.
    We know it well that none of us acting alone can achieve success.
    We must therefore act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world.
    Let there be justice for all.
    Let there be peace for all.
    Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
    Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.
    Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world.
    Let freedom reign.
    The sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement!
    God bless Africa!
    Thank you.

  3. muito interessante este teste,
    meu resultado foi:
    Derecha/Izquierda Economicista: -8.00
    Anarquismo/Autoritarismo Social: -6.92
    estou chegando aos 31 e tenho que “amadurecer” mais uns três pontos no anarquismo :)
    hehehe
    valeu!

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