'Guns are not people, they are of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia'

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The evolution of violence takes an unexpected  turn with the creation of the National Front, which is implanted in order to calm the violence that Colombia was living for over ten years rotation.

'Guns are not people, they are of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia'

Guerrilla warfare-. The evolution of violence takes an unexpected  turn with the creation of the National Front, which is implanted in order to calm the violence that Colombia was living for over ten years rotation. This agreement was based on an agreement between the two political parties, the Liberal and Conservative, which made ​​an alternation of power, in which every four years a party rule. But the alliance did not bring the expected peace, because in the sixties several groups opposing the MRL (Liberal Revolutionary Movement) come to the National Front, as the FU (United Front) by the Spanish priest, Camilo Torres, ANAPO (National Popular Alliance) and the M -19 (Movimiento 19 April), these groups have in common that they were against the agreement, and sought to dismantle it at any cost, to get the state power. A clear example was the M -19, that could not gain power through elections, they  ended up using the armed force. At the end of the decades, crews managed to completely dismantled and other weapons surrendered willingly. The situation make many to  think that the breathe of an air of peace, but unfortunately that break to rub the Colombian population did not come .

Harmony  that was expected did not appear, despite the endless peace processes that have been made in Colombia between the government and insurgent groups, principally with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). This group comes with Manuel Marulanda Velez, son of liberal political leaders, who only with 18 years enters the conflict, tired of the persecution they had suffered him and his family by chulavitas only because they belong to the Liberal Party. Thus, in the year 48, he left everything to go to the mountains with all the youth of his generation, including his brothers and nephews and other liberal in the places. His main objective was to get a "pluralist government in which all parties are represented, and social sectors, democratic and patriotic sectors", as he himself said. It seems illogical that with this thought, which sought to achieve democracy and equality for all in that time, the FARC have resulted in a group that harasses the basis of its own ideology, the people.

If the conservative hegemony was achieved over three dismantle insurgent groups, how did not get rid of this gang? This was due, in the first instance, that Marulanda  did not agree to deliver  the weapons of  his group, stating that "guns are not people, they are of the movement". Under this clause bucked clashes with the Conservative Party and then with the army and police, and later with the paramilitaries, maintaining constant activity until the day of his death, on  the 26th of   March 2008.

But not all who started the revolution with Sureshot, as it is known in Colombian society, continued to support. Some surrendered their weapons to the state, prompting a new wave of massacres, as they gave up their instruments of combat  they were reorganized and funded by the military so that they  can fight against the FARC. This led to the death of friends that use to fight before for the same face and an open battle between the State and the insurgent group. In view of the situation, Marulanda was seeking to bring forward more people and a way to finance his people and the weapons they needed to continue the armed struggle, this is how it looks in the drug trade a way to get quick cash. But back then they do not harass the peasants because they were his 'friends' as Yeni Guzman account "I was directly in contact with the FARC, which is the oldest guerrilla group in Colombia. And their ideals, then, I'm talking about the decades of the 80 90, was caring for the people, that people should not steal, people cultivate coca because they were all honeycombed areas. Then all that changed".

As seen today, actually, there was a huge transformation. Ambition led them down the wrong path, devoting themselves to lash out at people, apologizing in the revolution they say being conducted for and by civilians. If that was really the case, why are people attacked? and why they  did  they caused the large displacement from Colombia? Some questions that are not yet given any justifiable answers.

To make matters worse, the main causes of the conflict are not only the FARC, we also find the National Liberation Army, known by its acronym ELN. This is an insurgent organization that was born on July 4, 1964 in the town of La Fortuna, in the town of San Vicente de Chucurí (Santander). It was mainly composed of young people from different social groups, races and regions. It is based on a political - military character inspired by Marxism -Leninism from Cuba, which gives special importance to internal democracy, respect for the masses, to the company's interests and international solidarity.

Conditions of intolerance, political exclusion, inequitable distribution of income, homelessness, social marginalization of the Colombian people and the violent repression of the masses was what motivated the emergence of the ELN and inspired the direction and purpose of their struggle. Conditions are kept today. His intention is to build a new country eradicating political exclusion, poverty, backwardness, social marginalization and achieve peace and peaceful coexistence, the problem is that they think that war is the action to remove the obstacles that have historically prevented the enjoyment welfare and happiness of Colombians, it was impossible to achieve by other means.

Looking for monopolitization combat, kidnapping wealthy people, mainly farmers or persons holding high political or military office, even to kill them if they do not obey their orders, and thus manage to finance their war. Feeding the fear of Colombian families and get the favors they want. Despite their good intentions, they do nothing but work to germinate the seed of hatred and death that for decades was planted in the lands of the South American country.

This has led to more unrest and tension between the civilian population, which is in the crossfire of the different armed groups, and  they believe that this war has no benefit, "everyone is a Birdbrain, killing between brothers for nothing, clear but as I am a corner, which I think is not worth much", says Flor Alba, a prostitute who knows what men feel wielding a rifle to kill. Those who suffer from conflict in their flesh are mired in silence and at the end choose to emigrate to the darkest corners of urban areas, living in constant darkness.

'Guns are not people, they are of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia'
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