I realize the indigenous have a point and I am sympathetic but my sympathy vanishes when they attempt to impose their will on everyone else. Likewise I'm all for freedom of speech and the right to protest but when that involves NGO sponsored agitators, blocking roads, preventing people from going to work, inciting violence, and other illegal activity my sympathies go out the window.

I remember some idiot saying that the tragedy of democracy was that the minority gets %$#@ed over by the majority. Like it was somehow better in days past when the joys of dictatorship and oligarchy ensured that everyone got &*%#ed over and if you dared protest at all you were shot. Or disappeared. Or worse.  Like those were the good old days.


I remember the nonsense that the NGOs and indigenous groups got away with before Correa and am very happy he does not put up with it.