There are more coincidences than disagreements between President L? Pez Obrador and the National Coordinator of Education Workers, despite the blockades to which he was subjected over the weekend on his tour of Chiapas.
Both of them practice radical politics, they play in the extremes, they bet to tighten the limits of what is politically correct but they do not break the league, in the end they end up staying in the system, seeking an agreement and managing to move positions.
Has it worked for them, one is president thanks to his persistence, the other grew? and it has expanded to represent half a million teachers in 33 union sections.
The CNTE depends on the mobilization as much as the President, without it it is not understood, it is its main characteristic despite being as diverse as the country. Its scant presence in the north goes hand in hand with its extreme politicization in Oaxaca, for example, the contrasts that characterize it.
Both opposed Pe? A Nieto’s educational reform, but only the National Institute for the Evaluation of Education and the Professional Teacher Service have been eliminated from it.
L? Pez Obrador suffered? during decades persecutions and a media harassment that labeled him? as? a danger to Mexico ?. Ace? The CNTE has also been criminalized, its leaders persecuted and blamed for the backwardness of education and practically all the problems of education in Mexico.
In the public discussion, he has deprived a version about the CNTE that places it as a mercenary and violent faction. Few times were there voices that came to listen to the teachers directly, to know them and understand their forms of struggle and mobilization.
In politics it does not work to sanctify or demonize anyone, because doing so only obscures the understanding of what political phenomena really are.
The contempt for the social sciences that reigned? during neoliberalism it can explain that instrumentalist vision of the CNTE, emptied of political and social content.
The CNTE has been a diverse and decentralized organization, with tactics of struggle and mobilization similar to those employed at different times in his career by the current president.
It is true that there is a fraction of the CNTE that has a connection with insurgent or guerrilla movements, but to generalize is to simplify reality and refuse to understand that we are facing another actor on the spectrum who, if we want to, can to even become a political party.
To the fright of the? Experts? in security and amazement of those who are concerned about the integrity of the President, the CNTE returned? to block the President two more times this weekend.
First it was Friday in Tuxtla Guti? Rrez, Saturday in Frontera Comalapa and the third time I played. in Tapachula, on Sunday. In none of them did he give way? the President and there was no use of force to disperse the blockade.
The reaction of L? Pez Obrador was commendable, because he held out. locks and even design their own slogans: “Neither Frena nor the CNTE stop the President.” There is no one to stop the CNTE either.
H? Ctor Zamarr? N