Thursday, 19 May 2011


It's amazing to see this morning's headline in THE WASHINGTON POST!
I love the honesty of the newspaper headline: A SPRING OF FRUSTRATION IN SPAIN. And I love how the Americans have been brave enough to use this word: FRUSTRATION.
And especially, I love the play with words, using the word SPRING, generally evoking hope, new beginnings and the rebirthing of nature, with the horrible feeling of FRUSTRATION, which depicts exactly how many of us feel in Spain. Not much good news for democracy and popular representation.
And, coincidence or not, I love the thunderstom icon on top of the Puerta del Sol photograph. Is it a symbol of the upcoming storm? will we have nice sunshine after the storm or will we have a gloomy and rainy electoral spring?
As everything in our country these days... we'll know the answers next Monday, after the local elections results are revealed.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear your opinions and your feelings. Are you frustrated or satisfied with our present situation? Do you feel represented by your goverment or do you feel cheated by them?
Let's take advantage of the democracy of the Internet and the freedom to publish our own opinions. At least, we are now free to speak our minds online.
Do it now, while we are allowed to!


Pura Ironia said...

Come on! I'm perfectly satisfied with our situation.
The only wrong thing here is that you think you MUST apologize about the government, but you don't really know what are they doing or what are they saying. You know so many things that the government has changed, but only the bad part. They cut pensions or salary because they have to pay the crisis (an observation: they haven't drove us to the crisis, in the capitalism are always changes in the economy, but I'm agree with capitalism too).

abg3 said...

I appreciate your comment, but I don't agree with it. The people's frustration is focusing on 5 million people who are unemployed, on our poor educational standards and results, and what is more, on so many corrupted politicians who don't go to prison, on real social problems that don't get a real solution and all the critical situations of families who hardly make ends meet at the end of the month.
Capitalism has weaknesses and strenghts and fortunately there are other capitalist countries with more honest politicians.
It's not about money, it's about honesty and social dignity.