Pants-of-dog wrote:The causes of the current “crisis” are:
1, Rising transport fares, (a legacy of Pinochet)
Is Pinochet at fault for the reform of the transportation system in 2007?
Furthermore, the problems in that realm are not just the fares. It is also the quality of service, something you would mention if you ever used Santiago's transportation at peak hours or ever spent trying to use the even worse and unreliable system in cities other than Santiago.
Pants-of-dog wrote:2. Rising cost of living (a legacy of Pinochet)
Is Pinochet at fault for existing municipal building regulations? The largest part in the "cost of living part" is housing, which is starting to show patterns similar to those in developed countries (where it is also a rather large fraction of a family's budget).
Pants-of-dog wrote:3. Income inequality (a legacy of Pinochet)
Income inequality is at roughly the historical average since 1850:
Pants-of-dog wrote:4. Privatisation (a legacy of Pinochet)
Please elaborate and show exactly which instances of privatization have left the population worse off. Also show these were carried out before 1990.
Pants-of-dog wrote:5. Political corruption (a legacy of Pinochet)
Yeah, sure, because political parties were totally not corrupt before 1973 were they?
It's not like they were not being funded by the US, Cuba or the Soviets before the coup. Not at all
Nowadays they will be funded by private companies or by the Venezuelan Government (as the Chilean Communist Party was in 2014).
Pants-of-dog wrote:6. Neoliberal policies from Pinochet's era Constitution (a legacy of Pinochet)
Such as...? You already claimed education was not free under the Constitution. I showed this is at least misleading.
I can also show, by citing court rulings, how it is currently interpreted as far as healthcare goes.
Pants-of-dog wrote:While the first two may arguably be caused by other factors, the last four were caused almost entirely by Pinochetistas and their love affair with neoliberalism.
For those who may not know this about Chilean culture, it s very classist. And the wealthiest classes supported Pinochet because he made them money. In many respects, they still support Pinochetistas who are in power now, and for the same reason.
Is classism also Pinochet's fault?
And Piñera is hardly a Pinochetista. I bet you don't even know who those are right now (hint: They sit in the opposition).
It is not 1995 anymore. Like it or not, the Chilean right has for the most part worked hard to dissociate itself from Pinochet and, indeed, it is why we are where we are (as opposed to where could have been if it had truly decided to engage in Pinochet-era use of military force).