THE SPAIN TIMES

February 2, 2013

The Lookers-on
A building is being raised at the corner of the street, and a bunch of lookers-on will be standing there, idle. There's your hard-working Spaniard, right on time, to check the building's progress.
A pack of free neighborhood papers are waiting to be picked at a stand in the street, and sure, there goes your well-informed Spaniard, male or female, passing by to pick it up and do his daily research on the latest news.
Hey, watch! Oh, my God, there's more poverty in the country, say the TV voice-pieces on the 3 o'clock news, and more unemployed, and even some people starving! Now watch your fellow Spaniard, watch behind his air of indignation, how his little miserable mind works: 'It's all the government´s fault. They should do something about it”, he says to himself while pouring more Albariño into his glass.
Today is not yet the day to do something for those needy people. No, not for our fellow Spaniards: Galicians, Catalans... no difference. They will just look on and blame the usual suspects, the latest scapegoat: capitalism, banks, politicians.
And he walks away, with as much indignation as satisfaction of himself, once the blame has been pointed at elsewhere, and no speck of guilt or responsibility has been drawn to him or his family. No, it's them, not us. Blame them! (and let me be safe, guiltless and comfortable, nevermind if a hypocrite though).


"Es cierto que el Romano es libre de hacer todo lo que quiera. Pero también lo es que tiene que soportar las consecuencias de sus actos. No importa que se haya equivocado, que le hayan engañado o incluso forzado: un hombre no se deja forzar: etiamsi coactus, attamen voluit. Es libre; pero si distraído, imprudente o atontado, prometió pagar una determinada cantidad y no puede pagarla, se convierte en esclavo de su acreedor."

Rudolph von Ihering

“Slavery, protection, and monopoly find defenders, not only in those who profit by them, but in those who suffer by them.”

Frédéric Bastiat

On the true nature of the Castro Revolution in Cuba: "The revolution was a cover for committing atrocities without the slightest vestige of guilt ... we were young and irresponsible. We were pirates. We formed our own caste ... we belonged to and believed in nothing -no religion, no flag, no morality or principle. It's fortunate we didn't win, because if we had, we would have drowned the continent in barbarism."

Jorge Masetti -In the Pirate's Den

La anarquía, es decir, la ausencia de fuerza estatal, no es una forma de Estado, y cualquiera que acabe con ella por el medio que sea, el usurpador nacional o el conquistador extranjero, rinde un servicio a la sociedad. Es un salvador, un bienhechor, porque la forma más insoportable de Estado es la ausencia de Estado.


Rudolph von Ihering

"El envidioso está afligido no solo por sus males propios, sino por los bienes de los demás."  -Hipias

[la norma de conducta de los progres] "No hacer nada que alguien pueda envidiarme." -Hipasos

NINOTCHKA,

O EL DISCRETO DESENCANTO CON EL SOCIALISMO 

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Seguimos a la espera de la reedición de este importante libro del gran escritor español José Pla

Historia de la Segunda República.

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También a la espera de este importante libro del genial Rafael Abella.

Finales de enero, 1939, Barcelona cambia de piel

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