Spanish Democracy: WIP
This is a non-tech entry. Sorry. but every now and then I feel the need to spit one of these rants. You have been warned.
By now everyone knows what has been happening in Spain for the last couple of weeks, the so called #spanishrevolution. Basically, everyone is fed up with politicians governing according to the markets, and against the needs of the people. An electoral reform is needed to prevent power simply switching back and forth between two parties, none of which is seen as actually caring for the well-being of the citizens. Personally I’m amazed that only about one hundred candidates of our latest elections were under court investigation for political corruption charges, given the situation we currently face. By the way, most of such candidates belong to the party that has been the clear winner of these elections, which should speak by itself about how adequate our electoral system is/isn’t.
Add to it official rulings against civilized protests, violent police behavior against peaceful demonstrators, an the absolute certainty of not being taken into account, and you can imagine why everybody has been so pissed off.
Here’s a video to show how much work remains to be done. This was shot in Barcelona on May 27, when peaceful protesters were violently dislodged. I saw it through Meneame. You can skip to 2:05 to see Spanish Law Enforcement at it’s finest. Sensitive people should skip it all together.