Closing Down the State

30th March 2024 Tony Phillips 0

Javier Milei has taken Argentina into uncharted waters, a schizophrenic journey in societal destruction. The last time Argentina tried anything so radical Carlos Saúl Menem was the hero of the IMF (in late 1980’s and early 1990’s). The Menemite experiment in extreme neoliberalism ended in abject disaster in 2001/2002.

Reconstruction Pact, Anybody?

2nd March 2024 Tony Phillips 2

On February 12th in Italy Javi said he admitted “feeling a profound contempt for the state” which he described as a “Mafia”. One can only speculate how his partners in crime Caputo and Macri feel personally about Javi’s Italian terminology. Liberalism cannot contemplate state policy for social, cultural (except in the negative sense of cultural Marxism), or environment because these non-monetary concepts don’t have a value which can be counted in dollars.

Milei la Topadora y la Huelga Nacional

23rd January 2024 Tony Phillips 0

Paro General: Las políticas ultraliberales de Milei están diseñadas para beneficiar a los buenos en la sociedad que él llama “la gente de bien”, pero el coste lo asumen otros grupos y esto ha sido aplastante para los pobres.

Milei the Bulldozer and a National Strike

23rd January 2024 Tony Phillips 0

The way Milei recognises these “better” conditions means that the costs of adjustment are being borne not by his famous (caste) but by the working classes in Argentina, especially those employees that are considered by Milei to be “collectivists” i.e. they think that they might have a better chance of being paid better with better conditions if they organize as a union

Argentina en las manos de Díos

2nd January 2024 Tony Phillips 1

Las elecciones presidenciales de 2023 demostraron que los argentinos están desesperadamente cansados de los fracasos económicos y la corrupción. Estaban dispuestos a darle una oportunidad a Javi (o a cualquiera nuevo). Aunque muchos ahora se arrepienten, la mayoría de los votantes todavía se resisten a admitir que al votar contra el peronismo pueden haber cometido un error muy grave.

Exigimos al congreso la derogación del DNU

Milei, Mi Ley

22nd December 2023 Tony Phillips 4

Algo tenía que fallar. Simplemente no podía continuar al ritmo implacable que lo había hecho hasta que la sociedad reaccionó. La ministra del Interior, Patricia Bullrich, amenazó a sus recursos humanos (ciudadanos argentinos) con leyes anti-protesta inconstitucionales, pérdida de beneficios […]

Exigimos al congreso la derogación del DNU

Milei’s Last Supper Speech

21st December 2023 Tony Phillips 0

While still on the election trail Javi had been asked by a journalist how he could effect change, since as a President alone, with his tiny party, the LLA, which has only one state senator and very few deputies in the House of Representatives? How could he Javier Milei pass laws? His answer sounded somewhat dictatorial. I will rule by presidential decree!

Los perros (el perro duplicado cuatro veces) de Javi

Javi’s Ministry of Human Capital

16th December 2023 Tony Phillips 2

Javi is rarely explicit. He doesn’t seem to like Argentina very much having already bought his retirement flat in the US state of Florida. The US along with the apartheid State of Israel which Javi believes to be a natural allies of his Argentina. Javi has even been known to paraphrase Trump’s phrase “Shithole nations” but, unlike Trump, Javi was also referring to his home.