Readers comment on the intolerance of fascism, Spanish politicians, drunken tourism and the importance of literature
A few days ago I visited the Mirador de la Memoria, where an association of young people from Jerte placed the sculptures of Francisco Cedenilla in 2009 within a conference on Historical Memory. The sculptures look towards the Jerte valley and represent the infinite sadness of three men and a woman. A few days after its inauguration, fascists shot down the sculptures. The sculptor did not want to repair them, stating that his work was already complete. Similarly, the feminist mural of Ciudad Lineal has been vandalized by a group of fascists. The feminist movement has become the most important anti-fascist movement today. When fascists smear and vandalize feminist murals, it makes sense that this work is already complete.
The words of Fran Carrillo
Citizens deputy Fran Carrillo spoke to the Andalusian Parliament on Wednesday with these words: “Gentlemen, I’m going to be honest with you, I’m up to the balls of all of us. Today I feel ashamed to belong to the political class. We are ashamed and I feel ashamed of all of us ”. And it is that the events unleashed in a single day in the communities of Murcia, Madrid and Castilla y León are no wonder. Yes, it may be that it is the logical consequences of those incomprehensible pacts that are established after the elections to obtain a quota of power at any cost. But is this a good time to expose the differences and request a divorce between the partners based on motions of no confidence and calls for early elections? For these politicians, the situation in the country, immersed in a pandemic, with a health system on the edge and with a galloping economic crisis, is not reason enough to leave these matters for a better occasion? I believe that the deputy for Citizens has fallen short.
How is it possible that with the one that still continues to fall in our country, politicians have the folly to allow the drunken tourism that is becoming so fashionable among young French people, and that floods our capital and other Spanish cities on weekends. It’s fine to me that this kid wants to have fun and mitigate the effects of this pandemic, but not at the cost of our efforts to prevent the continued spread of the virus.
What book are you reading?
It is common to find classrooms in American films in which students debate from the reading of a book — usually large titles. We, on the other hand, get lost in syntax, morphology and phonetics. And we forget. We forget a lot. It seems unusual to find someone who shows a certain interest in literature. And even more exceptional is that someone asks you what you read. The books don’t matter. There is no mention of them. The literary debate, in specific places, scripted, prepared, written in advance. And then, to forget. Or to criticize. It is already known.