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2Above all, we must not forget that while we are discussing here, approaches, techniques, methodologies, onpaper counterparts that everything is very beautiful, and sometimes even well-intentioned, in the real world,people are not numbers, accounts or votes, in remote communities, the Quatingas Velhos, Paranapiacabasand Otivieros Omitaras forgotten life, which mainly there, any explicit or implicit conditionality willconstitute pure power relations. This does not mean that in each of these places reigns accommodation,clientelism, patronage, paternalism, dependency, but it is clear that if this is not the case on the merits of theparties involved in personal relationships, and not as a result of the system.As Oscar Wilde said,
"All authority is degrading. Degrades those who exercise it, as those over whom it isexercised. When used with a certain amount of kindness and accompanied by prizes and rewards, it becomesalarmingly demoralizing. Individuals in this case less aware of the horrible pressure they are subjected. So gothrough life in a kind of rude comfort, as domesticated animals, without ever realizing that others arethinking thoughts, living by other people's standards, wearing practically what one might call the clothes of others, without being themselves by a single moment. "Who is free," says astute thinker, "not satisfied". And authority, to entice people to conform, creates and nurtures a very crude kind of barbaric.
"So, worse than the unemployment trap that closes BF and BI overcomes, conditionalities bring in its wake adanger even more to democracy and citizenship. Every conditionality implies the suppression of the fullexercise of citizenship and a vein are open to state interference in one's life, and those who think that suchinterference is valid under certain conditions it is because we have never seen in such a situation to sufferembarrassment and discrimination. Do not know what is being treated, screened with poor, as a people, oras livestock, or wheelchair. And I am not speaking here as a researcher, I speak now as a resident of a poorcommunity, which not only saw, but I felt in the flesh what it describes.The true authority does not force, but give. Do not create conditionality. Create conditions andopportunities. For the authority do not be itself a problem, it is necessary a pedagogical relation and notpower, but first the citizens must have the right in any moment to reject it, but from the authority this is notenough. The true authority does not wait for independency, they must work for the emancipation. It is onlyin your deny, and not in your affirmation, that the authority legitimate yourself. And just do your work whenbecomes null and set free the citizens from your dependency.Education is not this paternalism show of society. Education is the process of social transformation of dependent people in capable, people with real freedom. The authority is only valid for a free education, and
the authority who doesn’t works in favor of emancipation, it is not educative and citizen, it is counter
pedagogical and authoritarian.
The education has your own value and can’t be reduce; or a mere conditionality’s counterpaund. Specially
the citizen education that is only learned out of classrooms, it is learned in the democratic and the socialtransformation itself. The intention or pretension of the social programs must manifested first of all in thesocial program methodology itself. The program must be thinking as a pedagogical process of empowermentof the citizens, and not of doutrination or control.We must be aware that between BF and BI are discussing much more than sketches of governmentprograms, we are taking the direction of a true citizenship or citizenship of a paper, which in practice meansmoving towards a state of direct democratic or less so, civil rights and economic or not so, the end of allforms of discrimination including socioeconomic or not. No euphemisms when discussing seriously the