The government of women
I wholeheartedly welcome the text by Maria João Marques entitled “Help PSD to discover women”. The issue of men and women is an issue that originated with Adam and Eve and will continue to be an issue of discrimination as long as the world remains the way it is. Men are the owners of the world without women. Maybe that’s why he’s ruled so badly.
It is strange to note that the most developed and best governed countries are led by women. Take Germany as an example, with Chancellor Merkel at the helm, who will celebrate 15 years of government in November. At the head of the European Commission is also a woman who made the difference. But we can add the Prime Ministers of Scotland, New Zealand and Iceland who introduced what is known as the welfare economy that puts people first and who are concerned about the well-being of the people who make up society, one of the lessons learned from the pandemic …
Women who know how to run the household on a monthly budget know how to run the country better than men. The PSD must adopt these principles and increasingly narrow the gap between men and women in order to run the country if it is to move up in the elections.
Artur Gonçalves, Sintra
January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This date is meant to draw attention to a heinous crime that has decimated millions of people. Even today there are beings who insist on withholding it, perpetrated by the madness of a man who managed to gather accomplices in this barbarism, who followed his pathetic steps.
We live in troubled times when uncertainty about the future is not good for humanity except for feeling insecure, especially for the most fragile citizens, when there is obviously concern for them as the most powerful on which they insist winding path that will make us fear tomorrow and on which people apparently have learned nothing from the tragic events of the past.
When we look at what’s going on around us and see the incredible changes that are happening in societies with little future for the new generations, the only certainty is that we don’t know who the real culprits are for what it seems more like a biological war in which both rich and poor are innocent and in which we cannot believe that our actions in the present will lead us into a future that will always come before we are prepared for it.
Américo Lourenço, Sinus
When Lula returned to the Brazilian political scene, two considerations were made: first, justice was done because Lula could not even be tried under the law in the cases and attacks of Judge Sergio Moro; that doesn’t mean Lula is innocent. Second, is there some truth that past waters don’t move mills? I am one of those who defend and know how to withdraw to know how to move forward. Lula should use the charisma and political strength he still needs to be an aggregator of another name on the left and not a divider of the country. This would be an exercise in humility and wisdom. But I don’t know if Lula knows the popular saying, and that’s what scares them: the return of the country’s savior’s narcissistic and populist speech.
Rovênia Amorim Borges, Braga
Is Portugal sleepwalking or gagged?
The situation that José Miguel Tavares (JMT) described here in PÚBLICO (March 9th) – in his chronicle entitled “Portugal is not gagged. He’s sleepwalking, which is worse ”- in the case of Samuel Rego, a PSD activist who was General Director of the Arts at the time of Passos Coelho, an almost Kafkaesque trial is initiated. As JMT wrote, Samuel Rego (SR) won the election as director of the Escola Superior de Dança 8 months ago with a unanimous vote of teachers, staff and students, and he has not yet been sworn in in this position as he was unpaid. According to them, the problem lies in a 2007 law that allows higher education institutions to have directors outside of academic careers, a law that has never been regulated. Is this the “Imbroglio”, is this the bureaucratic process that prevents SR from taking office, or is the problem really that he is a PSD activist? If SR were from the PS, would the problem already be solved? According to JMT’s analysis, everything indicates that this is the case. It seems that as long as the selfish party persists, it will be difficult for a real democracy to hold its own. For the good of some and for the bad of many.
António Cândido Miguéis, Vila Real