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¡No lo entiendo!

Publicado: 02/08/2012 10:00

¿En cabeza de quién cabe la idea de que vender armas a personas comunes y corrientes como si fueran zapatos o bicicletas es un acto normal? Y más aún, leer en los diarios que un presidente como Barack Obama -actualmente el hombre más poderoso del mundo-, ¿está impulsando una ley para controlar la venta de armamento a civiles?

¿Que esto no estaba prohibido antes? En mi mente, y seguro que en la de millones de personas alrededor del mundo, existe la idea errónea de que así es, que las armas son solo para uso exclusivo de las instituciones encargadas de mantener el orden y la seguridad como el Ejército y la Policía.

Desafortunadamente no es así. En un país como Estados Unidos la mitad de la población está de acuerdo con el porte legal de armas, a pesar de haber sido víctima en varias ocasiones de masacres inesperadas y macabras en restaurantes, cines o escuelas como la última ocurrida hace poco en Colorado.

Colombia, por su parte, impulsa campañas de desarme en las ciudades y barrios, y luchando contra las llamadas Bacrim (Bandas Criminales Emergentes).

En todo esto hay una fuerte contradicción: se está atacando el problema desde el problema mismo y no desde las raíces que lo provocan.

Está claro que es mucho más profundo el análisis de lo que causa la violencia y la inequidad del mundo, pero no podemos negar que la diferencia genera odios que se traducen en manifestaciones de rechazo y rabia, y si a esto le sumamos lo que está alimentando nuestro imaginario, el resultado es letal.

Analizando el contenido de los noticieros, revistas, titulares de algunos de los periódicos más importantes del mundo, programas de televisión en horarios de máxima audiencia y demás canales como internet, es fácil llegar a una conclusión: hay muy pocos contenidos y argumentos que enriquezcan nuestro espíritu y corazón.

Desde temprana edad estamos expuestos a consumir todo tipo de basura violenta que lentamente va carcomiendo y dañando nuestro imaginario, diluyendo nuestra esencia con tintes envidiosos y soberbios de poder y dinero.

Si a esto le sumamos la falta de afecto y educación, o la ausencia de la figura familiar, en muchos de los casos, simplemente se traduce en una bomba de destrucción masiva.

Últimamente me he preguntado por qué los presidentes más poderosos del mundo no se reúnen en sus famosos Grupos (G7, G8 o Gx ) con el fin de discutir cómo destruir todas las fábricas de armas existentes en el mundo y a cambio estudiar la posibilidad de convertirlas en lugares para la recreación como parques, escuelas y bosques.

Carreras armamentistas entre las grandes potencias se anuncian a bombo y platillo en los principales medios de comunicación del mundo y durante los desfiles militares para enaltecer el amor patrio... ¡No lo entiendo!

El amor patrio es el amor por el prójimo, no por los tanques de guerra ni la última tecnología para asesinar gente.

Por estos días la cantidad de hechos que indignan sobrepasan ya los límites de la dignidad, tanto aquí en Colombia como en el resto del mundo. Noticias que rayan en la demencia y deslumbran el estado podrido en el que se encuentra la mente humana.

Solo por mencionar algunos: El caso Colmenares, Reforma a la justicia, caso Sigifredo López, la niña de 6 años lanzada desde el piso 18 en un edificio en Medellín por la novia de su padre, la famosa fiesta de "fritanga", la situación en Siria, en Irak, la matanza de Colorado, indígenas & Ejército, las torturas de policías en Argentina presentadas por CNN, y en fin, una larga lista de dolorosas realidades que indiscutiblemente nos deben llevar a reflexionar sobre qué queremos ser y hacer realmente, adónde pretendemos llegar y qué tipo de ciudadanos aspiramos que sean nuestras futuras generaciones.

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Singer Juanes and musician Carlos Santana pose backstage at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Singers Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes pose in the audience at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    Juanes Latin Grammys 2012 Mandalay Bay Events Center Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, NV 11-15-12 © Arlene Richie/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Juanes poses backstage at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    Juan Luis Guerra, left and Juanes accept the award for album of the year for "MTV Unplugged" at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

  • Juanes

    Juanes poses backstage with his awards for album of the year and best long form music video for "MTV Unplugged" at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Juanes (R) and model Karen Martinez pose in the audience at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    Juanes, left, and Santana perform "Fijate Bien" at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Recording artists Juanes and Pedro Fernandez pose backstage during the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Model Karen Martinez and singer Juanes arrive at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    Juanes poses backstage with his awards for album of the year and best long form music video for "MTV Unplugged" at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

  • Juanes

    Juanes poses backstage after winning his awards for album of the year and best long form music video for "MTV Unplugged" at the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Brenton Ho/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer/songwriter Juanes (R) and his wife Karen Martinez arrives at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Recording artist Juanes performs onstage during the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Musicians Juanes and Santana backstage at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Director Ivan Dudynsky and singers Juanes and Juan Luis Guerra accept the award for Best Long Form Music Video onstage during the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

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    Juanes accepts an award during the 13th Annual Latin Grammy show on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Juanes arrives at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Juanes arrives at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Juanes arrives at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Juanes arrives at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

  • The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

    LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 15: Singer Juanes arrives at the 13th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Latin Recording Academy)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-LATIN GRAMMY-SHOW

    Juanes performs during the 13th Annual Latin Grammy show on November 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 08: Colombian singer Juanes presents his new album 'Juanes MTV Unplugged' at Circulo de Bellas Artes on May 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

  • Juanes presents MTV Unplugged New Album

    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 08: Colombian singer Juanes presents his new album 'Juanes MTV Unplugged' at Circulo de Bellas Artes on May 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

  • Juanes presents MTV Unplugged New Album

    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 08: Colombian singer Juanes presents his new album 'Juanes MTV Unplugged' at Circulo de Bellas Artes on May 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

  • Juanes presents MTV Unplugged New Album

    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 08: Colombian singer Juanes presents his new album 'Juanes MTV Unplugged' at Circulo de Bellas Artes on May 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

  • Juanes presents MTV Unplugged New Album

    MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 08: Colombian singer Juanes presents his new album 'Juanes MTV Unplugged' at Circulo de Bellas Artes on May 8, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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    MIAMI, FL - APRIL 26: Juanes arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012 at Bank United Center on April 26, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

  • Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    MIAMI, FL - APRIL 26: Juanes arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012 at Bank United Center on April 26, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

  • Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012 - Arrivals

    MIAMI, FL - APRIL 26: Juanes arrives at the Billboard Latin Music Awards 2012 at Bank United Center on April 26, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Juanes arrives at SiriusXM's concert celebrating 10 years of satellite radio at The Apollo Theater on March 9, 2012 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Juanes arrives at SiriusXM's concert celebrating 10 years of satellite radio at The Apollo Theater on March 9, 2012 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Juanes visits SiriusXM Studio on March 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 18: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, GRAMMY Award- and seventeen-time Latin GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Juanes receives a special welcome to the Magic Kingdom theme park from Minnie Mouse on February 18, 2012 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Juanes is expected to release a new album in May 2012, and he will be featured on MTV's 'Tr3s' network on March 6, 2012. During his career, the Colombian-born performer has sold more than 12 million albums. He was named Latin music's 'Artist of the Decade' by 'Billboard' and one of 'TIME' Magazine's '100 Most Influential People in the World.' (Photo by Preston Mack/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

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    Colombian singer Juanes performs during a benefit dinner of his Mi Sangre (My blood) Foundation for young and children affected by violence on December 20, 2011 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. Juanes established the Foundation to help victims of anti-personnel mines. AFP PHOTO / Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Colombian singer Juanes (L) smiles with

    Colombian singer Juanes (L) smiles with his mother Alicia Vazquez before a benefit dinner of his Mi Sangre (My blood) Foundation for young and children affected by violence on December 20, 2011 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. Juanes established the Foundation to help victims of anti-personnel mines.. AFP PHOTO / Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Colombian singer Juanes performs during

    Colombian singer Juanes performs during a benefit dinner of his Mi Sangre (My blood) Foundation for young and children affected by violence on December 20, 2011 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. Juanes established the Foundation to help victims of anti-personnel mines. AFP PHOTO / Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Colombian singer Juanes performs during

    Colombian singer Juanes performs during a benefit dinner of his Mi Sangre (My blood) Foundation for young and children affected by violence on December 20, 2011 in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. Juanes established the Foundation to help victims of anti-personnel mines. AFP PHOTO / Raul ARBOLEDA (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Juanes performs at the Clinton Foundatio

    Juanes performs at the Clinton Foundation's 'Decade of Difference' concert on October 15, 2011 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. The concert celebrates 10 years of the former US president's Clinton Foundation. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 14: Singer Juanes performs during the Opening Ceremony for the XVI Pan American Games at Omnilife Stadium on October 14, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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    Colombian singer Juanes gestures during a press conference on the side of a commemoration of the United Nations 'International Day of Peace'', on September 21, 2011 at the UN offices in Geneva. Juanes and Spanish singer Miguel Bose presented a video entitled 'Peace is a human right' with the support of well-known artists, musicians, actress and athletes. The UN General Assembly set September 21 as the permanent International Day of Peace in 2002 to give advocacy groups a day to work for peace. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Juanes In Concert At The Joint

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 18: Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as he tours in support of his latest album, 'P.A.R.C.E.' March 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Juanes In Concert At The Joint

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 18: Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as he tours in support of his latest album, 'P.A.R.C.E.' March 18, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

 

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