ASKED ME TO POST THE TRANSLATION OF MY "FULL SPEECH" IN THE
ARGENTINEAN SENATE. SO HERE I GO, IN A QUICK ENGLISH VERSION.
HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND MY WORDS.
Everybody talks about me as being
a rebel. I am not a rebel but yes someone argumentative who does
not take a "It has to be like this" for an answer before
searching further. Yes, I am argumentative, but loyal, which is
No one is a prophet in his own
land. I love that saying. Do you know why? Because it is a
two-sided phrase: It serves the one rejected to justify his
failure and it also serves those who have rejected him to
justify their disdain… It’s a brilliant line. Jesus gave it to
us and it useful for everything...
When I left in 1991, as with all
those who are forced to go away, I left very angry. “Nobody is a
prophet in his own land” I repeatedly said to myself, trying to
self-motivate my exodus. But the truth is that when I left in
1991, not only I was not a prophet in my own land: I was a
prophet nowhere. And my people, for much that I needed a
motivation, was not responsible of that!
I didn’t understand this until
When I came back in 1999 I did it
with a thirst for vengeance. I felt I was a prophet to the
entire world except on my own soil, so I thought “Now they’ll
hear me". And I committed the greatest mistake of my life:
I was wrong. I apologize.
This Honor received today is the
proof of that mistake of mine because now that I am, for
experience and maturity, someone deserving to be heard, my
people recognize it openly and with proud. Thanks a lot!