Spain also needs a respectable Republic
“The Spanish regime has been trapped, to a great extent, by a murky media with its own agenda and a mafia style that has permeated its decision-making at all levels”
by Salvador Cot, El Món, 25/04/2018
The most significant thing about the fall of Cristina Cifuentes is that it seeped out of the state’s secret cesspit (1). The pathetic shoplifting footage, kept in some dark corner for seven years, proved lethal in this age of social networks. At the time of her petty theft, Cifuentes was Vice President of the Community of Madrid (remember the Tamayazo (2)?) and a well-known PP figure in Madrid, and was easily identified by the police officers who quickly arrived at the scene, having been alerted by the supermarket’s security guards.
As always, we’ll never know who gave the order to release the video of the stolen jars of face cream and, even less, what use has been made of it over the past seven years. Images of this type lend themselves perfectly to blackmail, even more so if the victim is a person with the power and ability to help or hinder other’s interests. How many similar documents are there floating in the cesspit? How many more careers hang by a thread?
The Spanish regime has been trapped, to a great extent, by a murky media with its own agenda and a mafia style that has permeated decision-making at all levels, especially in the courts and the historic parties like the PP and PSOE. Cifuentes is both sin and penance at the same time. Spain also needs a respectable Republic.
Original article (in Catalan): Espanya també necessita una república honrada
(1) The State’s Secret Cesspit (in Spanish with English subtitles):
(2) Tamayazo: in 2003, by changinging their vote to the Partido Popular, PSOE defectors Eduardo Tamayo and María Teresa Sáez allowed Esperanza Aguirre and the PP, winners of the election but without an overall majority, to form the regional government. But for their defection, Rafael Simancas would have been invested.