Aparentemente tendemos a escoger nuestras afiliaciones partidistas basados más en quiénes somos -nuestra identidad social- que en qué pensamos. Para la mayoría de nosotros el partidismo es más una decisión de dónde pertenecen “personas como yo” que una reflexión de ideología política.
It appears that we tend to choose our party affiliations based more on who we are -our social identity- than on what we think. We adopt political beliefs, attitudes and values that reinforce and rationalize our partisan loyalties. For most of us, partisanship is more a judgement of where “people like me” belong than a reflection of political ideology.
Colombia has cultivated support to the rule of law and has up to now been a firm partner of the U.S. and liberal democracies in the fight against terrorism. But the Uribe case seems to point to the unbundling of this civic culture, as drug interests further penetrate state institutions initiating the stage pf phagocytosis where institutions are mere platforms to launch criminal activities.