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Mujica blasted consumerism and called for political heads to rule the globalized world

Wednesday, September 25th 2013 - 06:14 UTC
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In a fiery speech before the UN General Assembly, Uruguayan president Jose Mujica criticized consumerism and waste, electronic surveillance which ‘poisons’ relations among nations, called for a true globalization and blasted individual greed which has “far outstripped the superior greed of the human specie”. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    I love the last paragraph that Mercopress put in. Kind of highlights hypocrite he probably is.

    Save your speeches on the morality of consumerism for your ignorant electorate Mujica, some of us have had the benefit of an education!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Too many truths for them to handle...

    Grande Mujica!!!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 07:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The speech brings us to light the decay of values ​​that the Western world (USA and UE) imposes on mankind.

    I think Mr. Mujica has much clarity. I agree with your wise words.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 08:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I deplore the western world and there ways!!!

    Now........let's go meet with the wonderful businesses and see if I can get them into Uruguay!!

    Great speech Pepe de Pew

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Yes, let's all become communists like him. And what did that give the human race - poverty, secret police, gulags, and ultimately collapse. See it in action in North Korea, starve with them. Experience tower block life in China. You can't live where you like, how you like, even have children when you like and live in fear. Stuff it up your bum Mujica! Wise words - ho ho ho....Dumbkopf

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    # 5 Oh those filthy Communists, they were not that bad after all...

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2, 3. “Too many truths for them to handle...” That's a laugh. Pepe should stick to farming his flowers. Those of us with an education know what the world is like and how to handle it. He bemoans the flattening of true jungles whilst failing to mention that “true jungles” have animals in them that can kill you and eat you. He rabbits about the “indigents of the world” forgetting to talk about the billions that have been spent on said indigents to raise them to a proper civilised level, except in argieland where it's thought better to let them die off, except that they don't know how to do much more than procreate and make their situation worse. I don't know that a “government of humanity that is above individualisms”. Sounds like a pretty nasty dictatorship to me. Every organisation that gets bigger and gains more “control” gets worse. The EU doesn't care about the millions of individuals that live there. It has a “vision”. And everyone has to comply with it. The European Union consists of 507,890,191 individuals ruled by the “vision” of 794 of them. Did mercosur or unasur care about the 6,600,284 individuals of Paraguay? Not a jot. They were interested in asserting their “power”. And Pepe was part of that!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Can you all now see for yourself the problem Uruguay has with this unreconstructed, stupid communist?

    I would imagine most of the world who was thinking of investing in Uruguay has now changed their minds after listening to this tripe.

    If Pepe and his ilk had his way we would all be back in the dark ages together with The Dark country. This twat had an ideal opportunity to show the world what Uruguay IS capable off and he blew it.

    Stevie, stop being a hypocrite by working on the North sea oilfields at USD 150,000 for a one month on and one month off salary whilst at the same time bleating about “Social Inclusion” for the poor people of Uruguay. Get off your pulpit and leave your job to return to Uruguay and help these poor people yourself.

    You will need to kick their arses up and down dale to get them into school again so they can have an education this time that they were too idle to take in the last time. Then if you succeed at that they can join the real world with the rest of us. Then you can start a business to employ these poor people so the rest of the tax payers don’t have to fund the DOLE scheme which is what you have here. This lauded “Social Inclusion” is known as the DOLE in the UK and all the stupid, illiterate arseholes you can imagine who don’t want to work, take money from the rest of us to stay at home making other arseholes, swigging cans of beer watching their 50” flat screen TV’s and LAUGHING at the rest of us who worked for a living. You know, just like Pepe is managing to get in Uruguay.

    FFS wake up!

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    He slags consumerism then on Wednesday, slopes off for, a “whole raft of meetings with business people.”


    Thick shit or what?

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nosregor

    I don´t think that one should try to read too much into what Pepe said ....his term is nearly over and this was his last chance to explain to the “world” his version of “utopia”. An old man´s impossible dream. Not even Sir Thomas Moore´s would have worked either.

    Sep 25th, 2013 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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