By Carlos Marquez /

Civics and politics are two concepts that flow in societies, as the water of a river flows over its bed.

Both are umbilically linked to the intrinsic existence of states since their remote origin, when in Europe and much of Asia the primitive community began to dissolve.

That relationship, politics-civility was and continues to be typical of groups that left behind the kingdom of animality to enter and interact as human beings in society.

It is that the appearance of tribes and clans, where there was undeniably distribution of work and customs that governed interaction, implied primary civil norms and political practice that also, primarily, organized work and the distribution of edible goods that were produced. or were taken from nature. This, without mentioning who did or did not go to war.

Civility is nothing more than respectful coexistence with others, a way of fulfilling the supreme commandment contained in the Bible and that Moses wrote in the Talmud, or Old Testament.

I mean love your neighbor as yourself.

I can say that this moral principle, from which respect for the rights of others is derived, outlined by the immense Benito Juárez, and prudence in dealing with your fellow men, dates back some three millennia and, in fact, begins to be vindicated with part of the principles that gave rise to the English Revolution of 1688, with the War of Independence of the United States and later with the French Revolution.

The English Revolution forced the ruling monarchy to grant parliamentary representation to the bourgeoisie, whose emergence was already irrepressible with its liberal ideas.

As for the independence of the United States, I say that it is part of the principles of the English Revolution because the truth is that in the manifesto that declares it, civil or civic rights were exclusive to the white man.

For black men and women who were slaves, civil rights were not conceived, then.

As for the French Revolution, also based on the works of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes, Essays on Civil Rights, Social Contract and Leviathan; These texts constitute a break with the monarchical vision of the divine origin of political power and a new social contract.

That French Revolution addressed the issue of individual rights, with a broader and more encompassing vision than the one verified in the Declaration of Independence of the Adams brothers’ homeland.

In a few words, the civil act of respect for your fellow human beings is given with the humanization of the being and rises in category to the extent that the need leads beings to become aware that learning and teaching merge through government policies. that allow to achieve the levels of perfection that the peoples require to survive.

The laws that Moses shaped in stones and then the policies that brought the aforementioned ideological liberalism to the planet, contributed to the portion of civilism that still persists.

I am convinced that these texts helped organize the social thought of men and women, whose civic conduct becomes essential to moderate, so that not only must be practiced, it must be taught, and it is taught based on public policies.

In this way, because politics, which is everything that has to do with State affairs, is responsible for the destiny of the members of a society, politics orders, divides, structures geographically, in productive, judicial, sports matters, economically, educationally, architecturally, among others, to societies.

However, the State, which is the highest political organization, in the last 40 years, since the hegemonic countries of our land imposed the Neoliberal development model, most governments liberalized education and, then, In very few nations, Morals and Civics are taught.

Then, the reciprocity ends, the umbilical relationship between Politics and Civics. This means that there is no state educational policy that regulates the daily conduct of citizens; Therefore, when these citizens venture into politics, they do so with a primitive and savage criterion, stripped of all ethics, in a scenario of all, against all and save yourself, whoever can.

Hence, today in Dominican land we come across the bitter reality that politicians governed by ethical principles, whose actions stand out for their civility, can be counted on the fingers.

The author is a writer and director of Teclalibre Multimedios.