Once again, it has been shown that the new Minister of Security, Anibal Fernandez, lacks the minimum moral suitability to hold public office. His recent intimidating message, addressed to the renowned graphic humorist of LA NACION Cristian The bell, better known as I, is another overwhelming proof.
Annoyed by a criticism that, through the social network Twitter, Nik had formulated towards some of the latest official economic measures – more precisely, the gift of electrical appliances or graduate trips -, Aníbal Fernández responded in the same way, with A patoteril and intimidating tone, and identified the private school that the daughters of the cartoonist attend, pointing out that this school received subsidies from the State. Something that, on the other hand, was incorrect and gave account of the lightness and irresponsibility with which the minister ventilates data without a minimum check.
It is inadmissible that a public official – and, in particular, one who is in charge of ensuring the safety of the population – uses personal information of a citizen to intimidate and threaten him for his political opinions. This is a clear abuse of power.
Furthermore, the minister’s tweet concealed a mafia message, as if warning those who dare to question the government that they know which school their children go to. In the face of this intimidation of a graphic humor professional, it is worth wondering what magistrates or prosecutors who must resolve corruption scandals involving members of their political force or the Executive Power could expect from officials like Aníbal Fernández.
Unworthy, in turn, the conspicuous complicit silence of the national government, which is an indirect way of endorsing the rogue attitude of the Minister of Security.
Aníbal Fernández barely rehearsed a timid apology. “It is mandatory to clarify the issue of what was thought to be a threat. I would never mess with anyone’s children. If he took it that way, if he felt like that, I honestly apologize, “he said, speaking to TN. “A gentleman apologizes,” added the minister, although he contradictorily said he did not feel sorry.
According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, a gentleman is a man who behaves with distinction, nobility and generosity. Aníbal Fernández has been demonstrating none of this, neither on this nor on previous occasions when he showed off his quarrelsome, grotesque and arrogant style.
It is not the first time that, since a Kirchnerist government, violent messages have been used to intimidate those who think differently. For this reason, in the face of those who pretend to be distracted, naturalizing a similar aggression, it is good that so many voices have been raised condemning the minister’s expressions. Not only from organizations that bring together journalists and the media, or from opposition political forces, but from society as a whole.