Papa Jose – The Only Good Addiction is Love

Papa Jose – The Only Good Addiction is Love

Jose Majica is an old man, a past President of Uruguay, a fat old contented man, living modestly in a little house no bigger than most of his compatriots. He is a man who spurned the trappings of power and wealth. He is a man that has been shot three times for his beliefs and refused to die. He was a terrorist rebel. He stood for fairness, justice and equality.
He is one of the few who put those values into practice when he achieved power. For Jose it was not rhetoric.
He was a liberaliser and a pragmatist.
He legalised marijuana but insisted that it was not good. He stated that the only good addiction was love. But it was better for the health of the people if the drug was controlled and the money taken out of the hands of the underworld.
He chuckles a lot. He is old and fat but still full of fire.
I wish he ruled the world.
Papa Jose – The Only Good Addiction is Love

Love
Is the only
Good addiction.
That is the magic of Mujica.

Fairness
Is the only
Thing worth being shot for.
That is the magic of Mujica.

Equality
Is the only
Struggle worth a bean.
That is the magic of Mujica.

Freedom
Is the only
Dream to hang on to.
That is the magic of Mujica

Hope
Is only one
Of the gifts
That Jose Mujica radiates.

Opher 29.1.2016
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2 thoughts on “Papa Jose – The Only Good Addiction is Love

  1. Stephanie : Yes absolutely. Every South American President can only have got to where he’s arrived having swam in the blood of many others. Strangely enough, people get taken in by the public persona. If every photo and film of Adolf Hitler had been with dogs and children, the world over who have had an entirely different perception.
    People are easily fooled and believe propaganda … which was the intention.

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