A rabbit gone, sticks to the burrow

Angel Tristan

Image of a rabbit in a burrow plugged by the ash from the La Palma volcano.

In the street things are heard that are not frequent in the ‘networks’ – I am not saying social because they have degenerated into the opposite – and that are also said calmly and with arguments, by people educated in civility and tolerance. You have to walk more, take the odd cut and pretend to be distracted while reviewing the newspapers. Tic, very enriching as a veteran journalist.

Not only “poor pepé,” he said on the terrace of the Hotel Madrid, next to the ‘Literary Cabinet’ of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a lifelong liberal, “like Romanones, but modern, hey,” but on top of that he he felt “very disappointed.” I understood that it was what it claimed to be but without the ultra or neo prefixes. Already in his nineties, conservative “already a lot of honor but of the values ​​of the Transition. “I am in the other, as Martín Villa once said, with the works of mercy, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, dressing the naked, giving shelter and shelter… Christianity invented, saving distances, the welfare state ”.

His friends, of the same or similar fifth, nodded. “Since Don Manuel left we have lost the north.” They even put Aznar into a broth when one suggested, as if asking for forgiveness, that he was the best of those who came after the fiery Fraga. The same one from before pointed out: “Yes, of course, but that photo of his daughter’s wedding in El Escorial… the whole court of sycophants who have ended up behind bars, the deal with Pujol, which was not only of millions but of granting him the end of the people’s army, that is, with the military… ”. Rajoy, “a poor devil, lazy and with a great culture … especially soccer, and stiff neck from looking the other way.” Casado was brushed off with clear disdain: “a fop, a aparatchik, as they said in the USSR, a typical product of the organic apparatus expert in the art of invisible climbing, a nobody who goes from ridiculous to ridiculous… ”.

The latter seems indubitable. A few hours after he criticized Pedro Sánchez for being (like him, he forgot about that) on vacation in the middle of the sixth wave with the omicron sending patients to ICUs, the President of the Government arrived in La Palma (for the eighth time since one more crater exploded in Cumbre Vieja) to congratulate the palmeros for the ‘technical’ end of the volcano and to announce new aid in person. “We will not forget La Palma; now the reconstruction and relaunch of the island begins ”.

In addition, the hackneyed speech of the holidays at this point is stupid: we live in full effervescence of telework; You don’t have to go by plane to talk to troops displaced to the Sahel or the Horn of Africa. A computer and a app.

Pablo Casado seems abducted by a coon imp. He’s on his way to being a character in Lepe’s jokes, sorry. Walk down a cobbled street of lies, tricks, hoaxes and memes without looking for a loose cobblestone. He says what comes to mind, without stopping to think if he heard it or dreamed it. For example, that the socialist vice president Calviño was a ‘bluff’ and little less, or not, that she was a laughing stock in Europe. A few hours later, she was appointed president of the Monetary and Financial Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) “a key instrument of strategic orientation to the work and policies of the international financial supervisory body.”

Pablo Casado seems abducted by a coon imp. He’s on his way to being a character in Lepe’s jokes, sorry.

The co-leader of the PP has become an anti-system in its European environment. His most dedicated followers mimic his condition holligan in the Euro-parliament: they are getting further and further away from the EU and closer to the authoritarian rebels from the East, Poland, Hungary … and the far-right nationalist movements, apart from the ‘VOX connection’.

Their authoritarian encounters with the CEOE are already frequent, which unwittingly show how much wallpaper and trompe l’oeil there is in their frequent appeals to their alleged but questionable status as guardians of constitutionalism. The 1978 Constitution is the one that is for a thing that was called “consensus”; such as the famous ‘Pactos de la Moncloa’, essential for Spain to start a journey with an economy articulated on the basis of a broad agreement. It was necessary to make many sacrifices, adopt very tough but essential measures, the country was a ruin, but really, and the work of democracy still in the delivery room was immense and full of pitfalls. Well, when for the first time in 40 years a labor reform is reached agreed by all the agents involved (employers, unions, Government …) and by a very broad social and political support, Pablo Casado not only preemptively unchecks himself but ipso facto announces ‘a counter-reform with the same defect as the Rajoy reform: unilateralism.

And this is what Brussels was asking for to release new funds Next Generation: the agreement of the employers and the unions, and all with one main objective: to reduce temporary employment and an unstoppable growing social gap. And replace in its constitutional place the role of business and worker organizations.

Everything is being like that; ruled by the invisible hand of the absurd: the increase in the SMI, the pact on pensions … far from plunging us into chaos, it produces securities. And that is one of the keys: there are those who, like the current leaders of the PP, increasingly falton and more isolated, need a chaotic present and a horrible future to divert attention from their problems, especially from their main problem: the endless walk through the benches of the accused.

That is why when Casado says with his chest out that “we are the best rulers” and that experience supports them, even their own smiles. The others, of course, are surprised by such simplicity. It does not seem like a good ruler not to get one right. “Making a mistake once – said Felipe González – is human; being wrong is always idiotic. ” Winston Churchill traveled along this line long before when he said that “the politician must be able to predict what will happen tomorrow, next month and next year, and then explain why it was that what he predicted did not happen” .

Here is a problem Pablo Casado: if he decides to do what he must, he would spend hours and days explaining why none of the announced catastrophes occurred: what were the reasons for the EU to accept the idea sponsored at the beginning by Macron and Sánchez de los post covid reconstruction funds, an ‘occurrence’ without a future; How is it that after his little patriotic warnings to Brussels that the Spanish government was not to be trusted with the dogs, Brussels was trusted, perhaps because he reviewed the list of defendants for corruption and the sentences that fell on them and the Popular Party.

The ludo tactic of the two main strategists, Pablo Casado and Teodoro García Egea, was to trust that suspicions brazenly spilled abroad would delay funding.

The ludo tactic of the two main strategists, Pablo Casado and Teodoro García Egea, was to trust that suspicions brazenly spilled abroad would delay funding. It was necessary to avoid at all costs that, although they benefited Spain, they benefited the socialist government and strengthened Sánchez’s electoral options. Later, seeing what they saw, they pulled down the middle road. Go eating Ciudadanos where the ingenuity of Ciudadanos, lost in its labyrinth and the delusions of grandeur of its naked guide, Albert Rivera, was raising governments of losers and enthroning the right. Early elections in Murcia, early elections in Madrid, and now, early elections in Castilla y León… etcetera?

Kennedy, and others before him, said that whoever rides a tiger is often eaten by the beast. And, above all, a tiger is not satisfied with just a steak.

Inés Arrimadas recognized him yesterday Monday in El País: “Seeing what has happened (…) the negotiation that my party made in 2019 was a serious mistake, because the four presidencies of the autonomous communities were given to the PP at the time they had obtained their worst result.” In Germany, the Liberals have formed a government with the Socialists and the Greens. Pure progressive pragmatism and hinge. If Rivera had not been upset today, he could be the great liberal center of Spain.

But there is a Canarian saying that says: “a rabbit gone, sticks to the burrow.”


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