The plague does not stop
Greek literature, from Homer to Sophocles and Euripides, shows us that violations of divine and human laws, as well as their impunity, were punished by the gods. The breaking of the rules could be the origin of a plague inflicted on an entire town by the divinities. In modern terms, “illegality”, excess, contaminated the entire society which, in turn, became guilty until the violator of the rules was punished.
The Olympic criterion is wise. Let’s think about Argentine history. For more than a century, the unpunished offenses of the leaders have infected the Nation. If the law does not apply to everyone, we all live outside the law, plagued by the crimes we accept. The culprit may, like Oedipus, be unaware of his crime. Oedipus did not know that he had murdered his father and that he had married his mother. The gods unleashed the plague against Thebes, his kingdom, to let him know. When so many officials, politicians and citizens, against all evidence, declare themselves innocent of what they are accused of, and are acquitted, one conjectures that perhaps they are not aware of their crimes; the law does not apply to them. The entire country is “innocent.” But the plague does not stop.