Walking down Tulipan street, near the side of the Bolivian Combatants College, three home-made signs caught my attention, allegories of the first of May. On the first was the classic slogan that is the title of this post, and in the others another more original: “120 Years Fighting for the Future.”

On this planet where we live we are tired of absurd slogans, but this one particularly caught my attention. If after 120 years of fighting for the future we still haven’t triumphed, what are we waiting for to start the fight, once and for all, for the present?

The future, unfortunately, has always been used to obscure the present, which is where we are born, live and die and, so, it is much more important and concrete.