Monday, 24 September 2012

Uncomfortable Truths: Why Spain Is Different

Five years ago I read an interview that was made to Mr José Santamarta, director of the Worldwatch Institute in Spain. After reading such interview I could not help to think about his words and came to my mind ... "to vary they are pulling our leg". The thing is that they are not only pulling our leg but also we are beginning to assume the abnormal as normal and the opposite: to assume the normal as abnormal.

Some of you will wonder: what did Mr José say? First, he said a thing that is in the thought of many (hopefully many): "The big infrastructures lend themselves to corruption more than other public business but of course they are more photogenic, it is, to cut the tape or lay the foundation stone before the elections is for some politicians far more necessary than modest and transparent investments in education, culture and healing. " 

On the other hand you have some facts that are not so promoted. I don't know if it happens because of neglect or because somehow they are uncomfortable truths... "According to the Worldwatch report a highway carries 2,500 people per hour, a bus line from 5000-8000, a tram or bus with a dedicated lane10,000 to 20,000, and the subway and commuter rail transport 50,000 people per hour, 20 times more than a highway. ". 

Now the question is: who matters that? Hei man, let things go hang...

Thursday, 26 July 2012

A Question Of Indecency

Some years ago, I thought my heart had hardened as regards to animal abuse. Let's say I was "vaccinated" against bullfighting, bulls killed by spears, tortured using darts, throwing goats from bell towers and any other barbarity to which I was supposed to be used to (as a Spaniard of course).

 But there was not. Although I had heard all kinds of atrocities on the subject of fur coats, I had not understood the magnitude of it until I saw the video that now I leave you bound. It was so terrible.... so hard to watch it... I could say there are two parts: the first one shows how animals are hit and the second, among other methods, how they are literally skinned alive and left to themselves until they die in the absence of their skin. Do not miss the expresion of the animal when it is aware of the absence ot its skin. 

But how can we be so swine? I think the one that makes the coat is as indecent as the one that purchases such a coat. Do any of these people, if they can be called people, know the meaning of the word dignity? I have no words, acts of similar caliber can only come from the unworthy, lacking in grace, indecent and lack of ethics and respect for life for which there is no gauge. In the world there are religions which provide that the evil that you inflict will be returned. I hope that this rule is applied to all those who collaborate with such indecent carnage, that Life will return the evil they have inflicted. 

Here's the link to have a "good time". I think it is only suitable for those who still defend "fur coat theory". The only thing I ask for now is that this information doesn't fall on deaf ears. 

Happy summer to everybody.