Eva Peron
"What is happening to our people is a drama, an authentic and extraordinary
drama for the ownership of life... of happiness... of the pure and simple
well-being that my people have been dreaming about since the beginning of
history." Eva Peron The Evita that people worldwide cherish as the

Argentinian sweetheart is a stronger woman than I had ever envisioned. From
reading her personal message to the people, I saw a woman who knew so much and
had the will of an army to achieve her virtuous goal. She was a leader of the
people, the people who lacked the power and authority to speak out for their
cause. And she had a love for her nation’s people, like a mother’s undying
love for her children. But more than all else, she had a devotion to her
beliefs, exemplified through her husband, the man she loved. Her message serves
so many purposes, but ultimately it was a goodbye to all her loved ones. She
wanted to leave them in body only after her death, and never desert them in
spirit. And she never shall. Her ideals, and the spark she invoked in her people
will always exist. She tells of truths about the people against her. She talks
of politicians and people who claim they work for the good of Argentine. She
tells her people not to believe their lies, because they only think of
themselves, and they do not care about the impoverished. Only Perón has the
understanding that they need. Even though he has come from military backgrounds,
he has broken free of the selfish upper class ways, and has seen what is going
on in Argentine. What most people of power try not to see is what is the most
important and prevalent problem. Eva also points out that this devotion to the
descamisados means much more and suggests greater character coming from Peron.

For Eva, it is easy to rally her beliefs behind the impoverished, because she is
one of them, and understands them. So, she defers all admiration to her husband,
who she says is truly the stronger leader to overcome his upbringing and see the
injustices in the world as they really are. "In me, all the love and affection

I feel for my people are not important and have no value because I came from the
people, I suffered with the people. By contrast, Perón’s love for the
descamisados is worth infinitely more,... because given his rank as Colonel, the
easiest path of his life would have been that of the oligarchy and its
privileges." Eva also talks of religion and her views about God. Her faith is
very strong, and she believes that God is un-biased and loves everyone equally.

He loves his people, just as she does. She tells her descamisados not to be
afraid of religion, because it has brought her so much. "I rebel against the"religions" that make men bow their heads and people bow their souls. That
cannot be religion. Religion should lift the heads of men." She points out
that many of the clergy also seek to satisfy their own needs, and that they
often scare us into believing that God is a fiery, judgmental being. "The
clerical politician attempts in every country to exercise dominion over and even
to exploit the people through the government." But Eva shows her people that
religion is a belief to cherish, not to fear. Eva’s message is very powerful
and touching. She really cared for each Argentinian as if he was a child born of
her womb. So, part of the allure of this message to them all is that it takes on
a very motherly tone. I see her as if she were a loving mother who wanted to
give her children all the guidance they would need in life. Mothers want nothing
more than to tell their children all of the choices to make, good or bad.

Sometimes we must learn for ourselves, but that is so hard for our mothers. They
must sit back silently gritting their teeth while we go out and make painful
mistakes. Eva is the same with her descamisados. She wants to pass on to them
all of the knowledge she has acquired in her life. Much of it was learned
through her mistakes. She wants to protect her people, just as she has during
her life with Perón. Eva also has a great love for her husband. Her tone is
almost comical at times, however. She talks about him with such respect