I don’t get anything
Surely, one of the reasons for the third wave is based on the different meanings of the word “nothing”. A married couple, who had passed the illness, said that nothing had come out this Christmas: a meal with some friends (almost brothers), family visits and some punctual outing. Any. In the bread line, some young people complained about their lives, without leaving anything, with a football game a week and a couple of beers with friends and a lot of work. And a friend told me that nothing came out either, except for a weekly walk with a hiking group, although he admitted that, outdoors, he removed his mask. And another, more than 70 years old, who didn’t come out at all, boasted of continuing to drink his daily coffee at the bar; yes, on the street and quickly. In short, nothing at all and thousands of infected and deceased. The meaning of that word in the dictionary will have to be modified.
Jose Garcia Sanjuan. Madrid
The banality of evil
Hannah Arendt wrote about the banality of evil in the case of the Nazi leader Eichmann. His writings are still valid as soon as we observe that the human being has a behavior that harms others without morally resenting. There are politicians who skip the queue to get vaccinated without remorse for the damage of their actions. We learned from Arendt that evil may not be an end in itself; various circumstances must simply coincide, such as a pandemic and individuals alienated by a deficiency in the ability to reason that prevents the person from having the ability to look beyond their own navel.
Daniel Garcia Girón. La Zubia (Granada)
Small groups of young people who call themselves antifascists make a mess in Catalonia as soon as they know that Vox is coming. Those of this party also go there where they can meet those to really mess it up and between them the votes are fed, because that is the radicalism of hatred that the two groups want to awaken the greatest number of people. Isn’t there some sensible politician who tries to calm this savagery with some empathy? The hatred begins, but nobody knows how it ends. And the many, many citizens who do not applaud the unreason of these groups wash our hands like Pilate.
Cesar Moya Villasante. Madrid
Churches and democratic normality
Pablo Iglesias is right about something. It is true that in Spain there is no situation of full political normality, but the reason is not, not even remotely, the one that it wields. The reason is that in Spain there is a vice president of the Government who speaks as he does. More than a year already enduring his rudeness, his provocations and disloyalty since the vice presidency: that is unheard of.
José Miguel Colldefors. Madrid
It’s time to make really innovative decisions. It cannot be that a man or woman over 50 is no longer good for anything. They have very important experiences and it would be a shame to lose them from the job market due to lack of digital knowledge. Your digital feedback should be a high priority for the Government.
Brendan Boyle. Madrid
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