Anyone expecting a tome from me regarding the peace dialogues between the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian Government is going to be disappointed. But bear with me, there’s a few things that need to be clarified. Since the Santos government is doing so appallingly badly at getting the message out there to the people, and the Uribe-backed opposition is taking every advantage available to them to undermine efforts, so much is being lost.
A peace agreement with the FARC is not a rampant pathway to impunity
Legitimizing the peace process does not mean that I am in favor, it’s about moving forwards
Those of us in the cities see the conflict as external to our reality, it’s not, we are all involved
No one will be completely satisfied with what is agreed in Havana
There is no impartial justice in Colombia
Do we think that the Colombian State represents the interests of the Colombian people?
There are crimes which are neither pardonable nor amnistiable
Are you wary of Transitional Justice? Do you want the killing to continue?
Colombia requires a complete cultural overhaul, to be able get to the very origins of the realities here
Radical outbursts on either side of the political spectrum are dangerous and wrong at such a time where everything is so delicately balanced
That is all, thank you