Bolivar Bolivariano no es un pensamiento muerto ni mucho menos un santo para prenderle una vela.... Ali Primera.
Today, we are remembering our Bolivar. What do you think about this great Venezuelan? How important is his legacy to you? Should we be proud of him? Was he a superheroe or just an ordinary human being?
Reading The Free Dictionary, I found this: "Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios y Blanco called El Libertador (born July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela – died December 17, 1830, in Santa Marta, Colombia) was a leader of several independence movements throughout South America, collectively known as Bolívar's War.
In 1802, he married María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa, daughter of Bernardo Nicolás Rodríguez del Toro y Ascanio and wife Benita de Alaiza y Medrano. She died of yellow fever less than a year later and decided he would never remarry.
Together with José de San Martín, Bolívar is regarded as one of the Liberators of Spanish South America."
Wikipedia tell us..... "After the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of Gran Colombia, a nation formed from the liberated Spanish colonies. Bolívar became President of Gran Colombia from 1821 to 1830, President of Peru from 1824 to 1826 and President of Bolivia from 1825 to 1826. His legacy contributed decisively to the independence of present-day Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá, Perú and Venezuela."
Now... What do I think about our "Libertador"... he was a great man ...an initiator and a true believer.. he had dreams and he pursued them... he was a man of honor and kept promises. I also think he was a human being of his time and he did as his conscience told him to do. He also could see that moral and education are our first necessities....
Some of his thoughts:
Usted formó mi corazón para la libertad, para la justicia, para lo grande, para lo hermoso. Yo he seguido el sendero que usted me señaló... No puede figurarse usted cuán hondamente se han grabado en mi corazón las lecciones que usted me ha dado " (Palabras de El Libertador a su maestro Don Simón Rodríguez 1797)
El que manda debe oír aunque sean las más duras verdades y, después de oídas, debe aprovecharse de ellas para corregir los males que produzcan los errores.
Moral y luces son los polos de una República, moral y luces son nuestras primeras necesidades" (Palabras de El Libertador ante el Congreso de Angostura - 15 de febrero 1819)
What do you think about our Libertador? What are you doing to contribute to the development and growing of our country? If you had the chance to talk to Bolivar what would you tell him?
Source: The Free Dictionary, Wikipedia,