This is a post reflecting my great anxiety and concern. It is requesting that the students on a hunger strike in Chile abandon that effort immediately, before the irreversible occurs.
If they’re struggling for life then what makes rationale sense is that they take care of it. Other methods of struggle exist, such rash alliances with death are not indispensable.
People of the world, let us call on these young people based on our good sense and compassion, and if not to them then let us appeal to their family members, friends and others who will suffer from their valiant but deranged and apparently ineffective effort through that slow and torturous road to death.
The strike has already achieved an extremely important objective: sensitizing masses of people around the entire planet to the serious problems of education being faced in Chile. However the death of one or more of these reformers will only generate widespread condemnation of their campaign – and a good day for the sensationalist press.
What would be brave at this point would be to remove the handkerchiefs covering their mouths and start eating. Whoever takes the first step will save the lives of some of these comrades who are on strike, those who are the weakest.
Then they will be able to return to the street if they wish. Wouldn’t they be more useful there?