Once again, social networks do not forgive President Gustavo Petro for the apparent lapse he went through during his speech in the middle of the Public Excuses Act for cases of extrajudicial executions, which are also known as ‘false positives’.
“This is how the United States was recomposed, which They are called that, the United States, because they were previously separated and they killed each other, some defending slavery and others trying to free themselves from slavery. Such a war. They killed each other and thank goodness those who freed the slaves won, because the story would have been different. They recomposed themselves and that is why they are called the United States,” said the head of state.
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The truth is that, in the historical context, the United States was divided during the war of secession or the civil war that took place in its territory between the years of 1861 and 1865, as a consequence of the irreconcilable positions that the states had regarding matters. regarding slavery, however, The name that the country would take would not be for the reason that President Petro mentioned.
For this reason, the taunts and memes of many Internet users who saw in the statements of the head of state a way to release the tension that exists in the country due to factors such as insecurity, violence and all the scandals that revolve around the president.
One of the memes that was published was in which a social media user compared him to the popular Mexican character Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas, who He was characterized by saying a lot, but in the end they said nothing. This Internet user stated the following: “@YoAlejoV and then Petro Pegó or united the United States?”
Similarly, another user referred to what was called a “historical lapse,” but they also compare it to a dumping: “HISTORICAL LAPSUS by Gustavo Petro. He said that the United States has that name because before ‘they were separated.’”
For his part, a user published an image in which the head of state’s phrase is broken down. There you can see the fragmentation that existed in the United States before the civil war, which according to him ended up uniting each of the states, giving this nation its name.
“Here is the illustration of the before and after of the United States according to the illustrious president Gustavo Petro,” highlighted the Internet user.
Meanwhile, the Internet user identified as Raforismos made an analogy to what the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, would say about the history of Russiaindicating that:
“- President, and what is the history of the name of Russia?” -At one time many workers from the Colombian people went to live in this region of the world and that is why it began to be called that.
Another user stated that: “Hassan: You can only unite something that was previously separated.. Ex: United States, European Union, Magdalena Union, Marital Union… so difficult to understand?
In another of the memes that were found on social networks, a user refers to the fact that Wikipedia put a padlock on it to prevent President Gustavo Petro from editing information that has to do with the United States.
Likewise, other users of the social network X also sarcastically criticized President Petro’s words. “I’ve had bad luck. I have heard Petro’s words (those about the United States being called that because they were previously separated) that are of the level “Confucius is the one who invented confusion.”. And, furthermore, I have no idea what he is talking about,” indicated one Internet user.
This “lapse” is added to the one he had at the most recent United Nations assembly in which he said that ““spread the virus of life through the stars of the universe.”