16 April 2008

The Divorce Nightmare in Spain

Once in the past I read about some English scholars wondering themselves as per what extrange was the case of Spain that had a very brief moment of splendor and then a very sharp decline even in danger of dissapearing as independent State, and comparing Spain with such Asian States as those set up by Timur, Gengis-Khan and alike.
Well, this cannot be a lesson on History, but some general streamlines may be designed. Until near end XV Ce., Spain was mostly composed by two kingdoms: Castile and Aragon ( Navarre and Grenade were of ligh-weight in the peninsular scenery ). Both of them were relatively advanced for the time, having good universities, bureaucracy, trade and industry. Middle class, professional and merchant was of significant Jewish presence. Muslims in agriculture. But then, it was a great conspiracy leaded by the Catholic Church to empower over America and their goods. Indirectly, Castile was destinated to serve as executor arm of the Catholic policy in Europe. All elements who could prevent the plan were wiped out: Jews, Moorish, Protestants, Liberals...Democracy in Spain dissapeared ( Charles V / I of Spain ) practically annuled the Cortes. Agriculture, trade and industry in Castile sunk, and the country entered in bankrupcy. It began a degeneration process lasting up to date.
Spain is a country were never has been a revolution.
So many time with a lot of problems pending to solve, without being solved, has created a deep background of negative vibrations thatg empoison the colective life.
Only due to their geographic position Spain did survive.
But this very negative background acts upon people difficulting very much interpersonal relations. Spaniards have developped a complex and sophisticated network of defence mechanisms to survive. This made the country very hermetic. And individuals far away from reality. A lot of empty rethoric. Self complaining.
This made rather difficult overcome the heavy heritage of the past.
Here everything became complicated.
There is not interconfidence between people. And then, it's difficult the team work, organization, patience, commitement.

Now it's time to point out a link about divorce, a nightmare. It could be more 'normal', but Spain isn't a normal country. And... pay attention also to the fact that nothing is what it appears.


( as always, let you use an automatic translator if not commanding Spanish ).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are deceived. Become more secular and you will see real degeneration, Sir.