Wednesday, October 20

We don’t need a government

The candidate of the main opposition party for Prime Minister has been determined to show us that we do not need a government. He had never seen an aspirant strangle himself with his own rope more effectively. Married, for the sake of harming the current government, he has embarked on a free and liberal and crazy race to show us that a government can do nothing and that, therefore, its usefulness is practically nil: with the big plutocrats, the big companies, the market. savage and a handful of select gentlemen in the Constitutional we have finished. If you can do nothing, you are worth nothing. In the event that Casado was willing to comply with those great principles that he claims inform him, he should resign as soon as he is appointed, if some hypothetical day he succeeds. What then to continue with the race? Let go of the junk, Mr. Chief of the Opposition, and hand it over to whoever is truly and without remission, according to yourself, you are in charge. Unless you consider such powers that be in need of a useful puppet and are offering yourself for the role. It would be comical if it weren’t tragic.

The Government cannot govern. A Spanish government is tied hand and foot in the face of the exorbitant rise in electricity, in the absence of affordable housing for sale or rent for the younger population. A government cannot make its own foreign policy or host, for humanitarian reasons, representatives of organizations recognized by the UN. A government cannot expect the constitutional bodies to be renewed in due time and form, nor can it carry out any legislative modification to promote it. A government is unable to take emergency measures in the event of a maximum death toll due to a pandemic. A government cannot expect large companies to pay the percentage of taxes that the law indicates to them. A government cannot establish a social framework for the labor market because that will bring unemployment and misfortune. A government cannot favor the workers or defend them from the greed of the business community. A government cannot decide with whom to agree its general state budgets because there are legal parliamentary groups that are prohibited. A government cannot manage the funds received from the EU because it must be done by an external control group. A government cannot put limits on the big multinational technology companies, nor can it expect them to pay their taxes. A government is not able to bring to Parliament, which approves them, laws that intend that all economic actors and employers comply with the Workers’ Statute, including the new technological platforms. A government cannot pardon. A government cannot establish its own political lines regarding territorial conflicts or dialogue about them. A government cannot set its criminal policy by appointing a state attorney general to implement it. A government cannot comply with the law by recognizing regional transfers. A government cannot enforce the law by ending the anomaly of prisoner dispersal applied to prevent feedback from a terrorist gang that no longer exists. A government cannot comply with the law and has to prohibit demonstrations through its delegates even if there is no reason to do so. A government cannot take to the Cortes the legislative initiatives that correspond to its electoral program, it must take those that please the opposition. A government cannot articulate rescue missions for foreign civilians that have collaborated with our armed forces if it does not do so at the time decided by the opposition leader. A government cannot put sanitary measures in the middle of a pandemic and neither can it withdraw them.

A government, unable to, cannot even take the Constitution seriously beyond what refers to the threat of territorial division. A government cannot consider that in the first place Spain is defined as a social state and, furthermore, democratic and of law. A government cannot realize that the Constitution obliges it, together with the rest of the public powers, to promote the actions necessary to make the right to housing effective. A government should not listen to the constitutional precept that establishes that in Spain private property is limited by public utility or social interest.

A government cannot, it seems, govern.

So why do we need a government?

Why does Pablo Casado have that longing to preside over one?

The only logic of such an attitude resides in the underlying assertion: a government that is not of the right cannot govern. That premise is the one that sustains the speech and the one that fills with dread.

And it is that a government that understands who is untouchable (the electricity companies, the Ibex, the investment funds, the large holders of capital and property), who is perfectly expendable (the disadvantaged, the potential left-wing voters, the workers) yes that can legitimately rule. The ruler that Casado advocates is the proper ruler to defend the rights of true masters. Said like that, it looks ugly so it covers it with technicalities.

The power is theirs and that those who vote badly take it from them from time to time is a tremendous mistake and an accident.

We do not need government, we need the calls to send it naturally.

Said it remains.

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