Gelegentlich mal zur Kenntnis nehmen, wie die Lage in Italien und Spanien ist, sollte den einen oder anderen wachrütteln.
Daß die Leichen mit Militärlastern aus der Stadt gebracht werden, weil das sonst nicht zu bewältigen ist, gibt es sonst nur in Kriegsgebieten oder Hollywoodstreifen, die das US-Militär verherrlichen.
Ob dieser Kelch an uns vorüber geht, ist noch längst nicht raus.
*** Report from Andorra ***
The government is taking measures to protect foreign citizens with seasonal employment.
*** Report from Spain ***
The government has reacted too late, too little. It was not until a week ago that their president decided to create a comittee of scientists to help in the decisions.
There's not anything related to the IQ of people... there are lots of smart people in Spain. The problem is culturally imposed: if Spain is known for anything is for its picaresque. If something is forbidden, then people will certainly do it; the "idiot" is the one who closelly follows the established conventions and then... the disaster happens. I still remember what happened at Totalán... that was pretty sad.
Picaresque started to be important in society when the empire started to decline. The large amount of dissent, revolts and civil wars until the last century made it a desirable trait for common people to survive in those hostile environments.
The following are some cases of the Spanish picaresque during this crisis:
People would do anything to get some fresh air. Some even react with violence when found by police or gc. In the (approximately) two weeks we've been enclosed I've seen lots of news like the four posted above.
To close this post, the Darwin Award of the week... this guy (not Spanish) definitely deserves the award.