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The real Argentina and the aspirational Argentina


From the lyrics of 'Muchachos', the World Cup anthem, to All united we will triumph. Argentina and its set of antagonisms.

The gloriously bizarre paragraph that exalts

“Don Diego y la Tota encouraging Lionel”

to heaven explains a lot.

The mystical body of the Maradona family and that silver thread towards Diego's prodigal son;


tied to that predecessor paternal God

, so united now from death to life and another championship, the other, the same, ecstatic dreamed and obtained.

Popular saying always states much more than it says.

"Of the Malvinas boys that I will never forget"


What is it that we will not forget?

The irresponsibility of the Argentine military who sent 18-year-old conscripts to their deaths, whom they mistreated to the point of being staked? Or the Argentine heroes that there were also?

Or the British replica of the war and its traps and impiety?

It is curious that the dictatorship is so present at the football festival, albeit tacitly.

“I want to win the third….!”

The third was won, which is equivalent to not having abolished the first, that of '78 with Videla and his murderers in the box.

It's complicated.

The gestures of the World Cup in Qatar transmit more than all the speeches approved by good customs.

No feminism came out to disapprove the phallic gesture of Dibu Martinez with her award so well obtained.

Martínez plays in England, speaks perfect English and defies the Anglophobia that is always shouted:

“he who does not jump is an Englishman”


And Borges, who was also Argentine by the way, considered that England was a paradise in a certain way, at least in a certain literary way, and in any case he refuted the Perfidious Albion for having disseminated throughout the world "a sport as ridiculous as soccer". .

Don't we agree, do we agree?

Argentina and Argentine identity is Borgeana: "No one is the Homeland but we all are."

The Argentine collective unconscious is debated in the contradictions of the exalted popular imagination.

Another aspirational slogan contradicted by the facts

: Latin American unity.

The continent explodes between

dictatorships and presumed democrats who endorse them

, such as the hierarchs of the Argentine government.

And democrats who don't want dictators, like Luis Lacalle Pou.

In addition, Peru is on fire, more than united, anarchically divided within itself, and accusing Evo Morales of instigating the insurrection, while Evo confronts Luis Arce, the president of Bolivia, in an internal without concessions.

Paraguay also accuses the dictatorships and Horacio Cartes, former president, of having links with Hezbollah, it will have to be proven, but

nothing is so little like that declared Latin American unity

, that these countries debating themselves, like Argentina, where La Cámpora, CFK and the president

do not co-govern, but confront

each other , more and more openly, more and more distant from the daily life that afflicts millions.

Lula, supposed to be a pledge of unity between the two, did not meet with the vice president and the government's devotional Christianity accused Alberto Fernández head-on for his not very covert tricks, "He has no codes", he launched Wado de Pedro without a filter, prevented in turn from touch the sacred mantle that Lula wears according to the vision of historical camporismo.

Will we all win together?

The unit is barely torn a bit, it is a construction, a mirage, a pipe dream.

There is

an Argentina hallucinated in itself

, with itself.

There is an imaginary Argentina and a real one in which the aspirational lucubration crashes against the Iphones that the anti-imperialists refute in words and buy with devotion as tangible as the fire of the contradictions that consume us in inauthenticity.

Inauthentic Argentina is an Argentine classic.

Preach what we don't do and do the opposite of what we preach.

Argentina, that definition that attracts us as if it were the chalice of all truths, is

a set of antagonisms


A puzzle that breaks well-thinking heads and that never ends.

There is

a mystical Argentina

, which goes from Diego to Lionel, before it went from San Martín to Rosas and Perón, and for others from Sarmiento to Alfonsín, and for others from Rodolfo Walsh to Hebe de Bonafini, and for others from Leloir to Favaloro.

There are so many possible Argentines... and not because they are unconnected they are unreal.

What's more, perhaps they could be conjugated, one day.

They are all true at some point, all incomplete, because Argentina is an idea, and ideas do not kill each other, but to make them concrete, you have to know what it is really about what those ideas represent, because what it is about is concretize the ideas, and not to scribble them in the air, to seduce the compulsive buyers of empty words.

Because what it is about is authenticity and not inauthenticity as a system, as a hegemonic madhouse.

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