Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Spanish Indignados

Some Spanish chaps – a lot of them really – have decided to invade Puerta Del Sol square and sit down in protest about the world Economy and how deeply unfair it all is. They want a “New politics” and “A new way of doing things”. Now an unemployed Spaniard lazing around in the sun in a park doing bugger all is about the same level of protest as a Brit having a sit in at the local pub and watching Sky sports but hey ho. What is it about young Mediterraneans and their belief that they can reinvent the wheel? Now our student youth are pretty dumb and have some rather strange ideas, but Greek, Spanish and Italian students win the Variety Club medal with Oak Leaves and Clusters.

See if this sounds familiar. Party A Inherits a shower of shite economy from Party B because the previous lot spunked all the voters cash on their client state and then borrowed more to spend even more on state non-jobs. Take 8 years to sort it out, by that time people have forgotten and want more money spent on government sponsored hugs and pink fluffy things that will make the world so much nicer. Say they are willing to pay extra tax to do so and elect party B again where they ruin the economy by taking lots of money to spend on government sponsored hugs and pink fluffy things (state non jobs). Because economy buggered populace vote in party A...

Party A Inherits a shower of shite economy from Party B because the previous lot spunked all the voters cash on their client state and then borrowed more to spend even more on state non-jobs. Take 8 years to sort it out, by that time people have forgotten and want more money spent on government sponsored hugs and pink fluffy things that will make the world so much nicer. Say they are willing to pay extra tax to do so and elect party B again where they ruin the economy by taking lots of money to spend on government sponsored hugs and pink fluffy things (state non-jobs). Because economy buggered populace vote in party A...

Party A Inherits a shower of shite… (Repeat Ad-infinitum)

Spain, The UK, America, Canada, Australia, Greece etc All of them do exactly the same thing. Conservative/Labour, Socialist/Peoples Party, Conservative/Liberal, Republican/Democrat, Labor/Liberal. And people wonder why politics is cyclical. It’s quite simple really, there are only two types of parties in the world, those parties that promise to steal shit off your neighbour to give to you (or in the case of Greens your ideals), and those that promise to protect you from your thieving neighbours that won't get off their ass and work (or work hard enough). Unless these Spanish protestors are unemployed Tibetan Holy Men and Nobel Prize winning geniuses who have worked out some incredible gravity defying new way of getting politics done - which is highly fucking unlikely - then its likely that they are merely bitching about the fact that the days of Party B government sponsored hugs are over for the next 8 years and Spain is about to undergo a cycle of Party A pain.

Piss pot tired of 40% unemployment? Start building a future that doesn’t involve Golf Courses.



3 comments:

JimmyGiro said...

Conservatism is like the pawl of a ratchet in the two party system.

The people think they are getting a 'balanced' democracy, because its politicians at the helm are swinging left right left right, like a pendulum bob in time.

But the clock is a ratchet, it goes in one direction only, 'left' statism. The Conservatives put the breaks on, but they do not undo the calamity of the left; so that with time, one begins to see that two party democracy is not the supposed checks and balances of government and opposition, but is more a symbiotic sinecure for the nomenklatura, both left and right, acting as one beast.

Single Acts of Tyranny said...

Well said, you rather wonder quite what the Spaniards expect their bust government to do?

Mr.P.Blackheart said...

You might also wonder what we expect any of our governments to do? It really isn't just the Spanish, Portuguese et al...

Interesting blog btw...

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