Well, it's not like he was subtle those times he called people faggots.
While we're on the topic of homophobic jokes I wanted to confess that "Mamaduro" still makes me laugh.
(I still don't get Chuckie-luckie. Or Chuckie for that matter.)
The ball is in the government's court. What saved it this time was the lower classes were apathetic enough to NOT join the mobilizations, but if they take any future measures to further lower the quality of life (like the increase on the prices of oil they have hinted at), if Panama blocks the imports and exports through its territory, or if the services of water and electricity start failing again like they did the last two years (because of the dry season, since almost all our electricity is hydro-generated) in addition to the already existing discontment, the next protests will be those of the majorities.
It's worth noting that since their economic model is unsustainable, they're pretty much trapped. Things will get worse and worse unless they change it, which would involve measures that would be extremely painful for the population at large, and the longer they wait, the more painful it'll be. Carlos Andrés Pérez must be cackling in his grave
I just hope they don't succeed at scapegoating the opposition.
That said, I'm worried about what'll happen if the protests subside. They might not hesitate to crack down even small protests over innocuous things, or disappear oppositors, or anything, lest it gets out of their hands like this one.
edited 17th Mar '14 5:17:29 PM by stormtroper