|Cola de parados / Queue for the unemployed|
Recently in my homeland, which is still Spain for the moment, there is an air of political correctness that is both despicable and cowardly, and the number of advocates are in the thousands. And they are sprouting up like mushrooms as no one is disagreeing nor protesting against anything. All there is are little smiles of weaklings. It´s because we do not want to offend as we are so civilised.
For me the greatest level of incompetence has been demonstrated by Zapatero in the year 2007 when he decided to sell 38% of our gold reserves at the price of US$630 per ounce. Now, unfortunately for Spain, the price of gold is US%1,500. No comments. All this while inflation is nearing 4%. But the people in the streets are as silent as rabbits. How different things were before under Franco when an increase from 50 cents to 70 cents for the price of riding the tram instigated a revolt in the streets of Barcelona. And now, nothing at all.