The Revolution of the Little Ropes and Tires

Jacqueline Patiño
Posted June 29, 2020 from Bolivia
- Son, today we are going to fight for Bolivia.

Whatever happened to the woman that 10 years ago was part of the first breed of Citizen Journalists representing Bolivia and the Americas? She tech-ed herself up...and turned her voice of the future into the most resounding voice of the present. On-line writers in Bolivian social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter became the means of Bolivia's return to democracy and liberty. She was omni present, of course. What a way to make change a real life issue through technology!

 

She learned how to deal with political repression. Just imagine her running around with a soda plastic bottle filled with some rocks shouting and making noise in the middle of the endless marching points all over the country.

 

She took pictures, made videos and formed groups of 40,000 people who went from digital to street action to recover the basic values of the Good Bolivians: The love of Liberty and the passion for democracy.

 

And the groups became millions. A very strong communist government used to laugh at her, and at the millions of peoples who shouted they had the right to be respected in their decision to oust Evo Morales from power. 

 

Morales and his vice president mocked her movement. Evo Morales said they were not going away and would teach the "little ropes and tires on the streets how to really block and lock up the country". 

 

On February 21st, 2016, Bolivia went to vote against the forth time re election of Evo and Linera. On October 20th, 2019, Evo was a candidate in the presidential election even though Bolivia had said NO. He knew he would have to force himself into power, so he committed an enormous FRAUD. International European and American organizations found millions of fraudulent issues. But Evo proclaimed himself the winner anyway. When the final report of the Organization of American States was issued stating the infamous truth of the fraud, the "little ropes and tires" became a pacific Revolution. 

 

And 21 days after, Evo left power and escaped to Mexico. We became a living legend in The Revolution of the Little Ropes and Tires", that Evo had mocked so dearly just some days before. 

 

It was never easy, but we made it. The movement was primarily made through technology. She, the voice that became the present, was thankful for every time she could reach the souls of her beloved patriots all over Bolivia, and was also terribly surprised at the ferocious violence that Evists exerted right after he fled the country, killing his own people and of course killing revolutioners also. Given this situation, a valiant woman named Jeanine Añez, Senator of the Plurinational of Bolivia complying with the Constitution, became the new President and had to call the armed forces and the police to action to stop Evist violence and death toll. 

 

She, the woman named A Voice Of The Future 10 years ago, has achieved her goal to bring back Liberty and Democracy for Bolivia and hopes to write her many stories now that Evo has left the scene, but he still owns the National Assembly and the Judicial Power, so there is a real threat of fraud, or even civil war. But she breeded millions of leaderships, strong and healthy leaderships that created an unbreakable bond impossible to break. 

 

We are resilient. A nurse in the middle of one of the thousands of marches, gave birth to a legendary chant: "Who gets tired? No one gets tired. Who gives up? No one gives up. Evo again? No fu...ng way!" 

 

So Evo, Linera and their violent followers will not come back ever again. She can sign it up. And 10 out of 11 million of Good Bolivians will back her up, just as they back up the Revolution of the unbreakable Ropes and Tires at once because unity is our force, and love is our present to our beautiful country Bolivia. 

 

 

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Chi8629
Jun 30
Jun 30

Hello Beautiful Sister ,
How are you doing?
Trust you are safe?
Thank you for sharing .
Love always .

Jacqueline Patiño
Jun 30
Jun 30

Hi there,

Thanks for reading!

Hello, Jacqueline,

Welcome back! How are you? Wow, Bolivia! You won the battle against a fraudulent head of state and was led by a woman! I have goosebumps reading this powerful story. Amazing!

Congratulations to all of you! Your collective bravery and resilience will be written in History and nations around the world will be inspired by this story. Thank you for sharing!

Jacqueline Patiño
Jun 30
Jun 30

Thank you so much Karen for your kind words.

Love,

Jackie

You're welcome, sister! Please write more.

Maya Iwata
Jul 01
Jul 01

Jacqueline,
Thank you for sharing this inspiring story- a story that truly shows how "she transforms tech" and made a change in an offline real-life issue! Love hearing this story about how technology and citizen journalism were used to build power to shift towards democracy and justice. This story is an inspiration to me and I imagine the many people fighting for justice and democracy everywhere. What an amazing feat. Thank you!

Jacqueline Patiño
Jul 01
Jul 01

Hi Maya,

Thank you for your kind words. Many times it looks like nathing will change, but believe me, it does change.

Love,

Jackie

Maya Iwata
Jul 02
Jul 02

Jackie,
Thank you for your words of encouragement. Change does require persistence and the long view so thank you for encouraging words to persist against injustice and cultivating resilience.

Arem
Jul 03
Jul 03

Hi Jacqueline,
I hope you're safe and well. Thank you for sharing an awesome and inspiring story!
I love the resilience and perseverance of the Bolivian people!!!!!
I hope you share more stories.
Take care.

Jacqueline Patiño
Jul 07
Jul 07

Hi Arem,
Thank you for lifting my spirit and asking for new stories.

I will write again soon. I don't want to say how soon so that I do not disappoint anyone. But I will write. It is my time.

Hugs,

Jackie