U.S. Congress Could Learn from Argentine First Lady on How to Fight the British

18 de octubre de 2007

October 18, 2007 (LPAC)--Brave U.S. Congressmen could learn a thing or two from Argentina's Victory Front Presidential candidate and First Lady, Sen. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attacking the British-inspired interests that devastated Argentina's economy in the 1990s, and are now determined to annihilate the United States as well.

President Nestor Kirchner, who took office in 2003, earned the respect of the Argentine people by bucking the IMF's murderous austerity demands during his four years in office. Taking off from that, a video clip on Sen. Fernandez's (Mrs. Kirchner's) website,  entitled "What is the IMF?" interviews several small schoolchildren who are asked what they think the IMF is.

"It's a satellite that crashed into the moon," one child explained. "It's a country where everything is backward," said another. A third noted, "it's a place where there are many animals--'quack-quack,' a duck." One child held up a drawing to explain "this is the IMF walking its dog."

Following this comical introduction, the narrator adds, "thanks to us, your children and grandchildren don't have any idea of what the IMF is." He concludes that what Argentina needs now, is not banks to lend it money, but serious investors who will put their money into productive enterprises from abroad.

Argentine political forces and media that defend the British model are tearing their hair out at Sen. Fernandez's polemics, seen in this video clip, and on the campaign trail, in which she repeatedly attacks the speculation-based free-market model as the enemy of the sovereign nation-state.

The internet daily Urgente24, which reflects the thinking of the fascist Mont Pelerin Society, complained October 18 that President Kirchner is "intolerant" toward the IMF, and was beside itself over Sen. Fernandez's appearance in the working class district of La Matanza October 17, where she and the President inaugurated a "factory-school," where young workers can learn a trade while earning a salary. Such institutions proliferated in Argentina in the 1950s under the Presidency of Juan Domingo Peron, but large numbers were shut down under the IMF policies that dominated both during the 1976-83 military dictatorship and the 1989-1999 Presidency of IMF poster-child, Carlos Menem. Upset at the raucous greeting Sen. Fernandez received from the enthusiastic working-class crowd, and the singing by some of the "Peronist hymn," Urgente24 could only whine that La Matanza "looks more and more like Venezuela," under President Hugo Chavez.