The composition was about the 20th anniversary of continued democracy in my country. I'm not fond of political issues at all so I just tried to express my feelings.
(When I talk about "Those scarves of May Square" it is an institution which fight in favor of human rights here. It is called "Grandmothers of May Square" and they wear a distintive scarf over their heads during their demonstrations).
The composition is the following:
[quote"smee1"]The Democracy We May Have
smee1 said:Many Argentines witnessed the rebirth of democracy in 1983.
smee1 said:It was that greatest time, when all of us were certain democracy would bring food, health and work, like a treble manna granted to our country by some kind of domestic God.
smee1 said:After 20 years we have left behind that naïveté and have just started wondering why our democracy must be guarded so that it renders what it was intended to yield.
smee1 said:We have learnt that democracy can take different forms which depend on peoples’ customs, geography and history, and, some of its features may change with the rise of new ideas, technological developments and coalitions between countries.
smee1 said:Therefore, we have a particular democracy which mirrors in some way who we really are.
smee1 said:It speaks about our values as well as our shortcomings and, seems to show that 20 years haven’t been enough for our reaching democratic maturity.
smee1 said:However, we can’t help feeling pride of having this freedom and those scarves of May Square that ensure the tyrants´ day won’t pass into oblivion.
smee1 said:These are the bedrocks upon which our place in the international community, as a modern country, is based.
smee1 said:It wouldn’t matter that our democracy isn’t working properly now if we acknowledged that we are still trainees in democratic practice.
[/quote]smee1 said:It would mean we are aware that many pertinent questions should be asked and political discourse redeemed amongst youths so that we realize that our merely formal democracy is useless without allowing its spirit to drench our Argentinean behavior.
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