estoy harto de españa ya; eso dicen

Llevo varios años escuchando lo mal que está este país, la falsa democracia que hay, y todo tipo de quejas inútiles que pretenden echar la culpa de todo mal a los políticos cuando no es a terceros.
Yo intento hacer caso omiso a todo este conflicto político y social actual y suelo guardarme mi opinión para mi mismo. Soy extranjero y aunque la ley lo permita, no creo que sea correcto quejarme de nada al España haberme aceptado, acogido y abierto las puertas a Europa y todo tipo de oportunidades y experiencias (y a mis padres que decidieron salir de su país natal, Venezuela, por sus hijos). Pero esta mañana vi un video que Podemos publicó en Facebook: hmm OK. Después leí algunos comentarios y ya fue la gota que colmó el vaso: Tengo que quejarme. Read More

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why capitalism works

Cultural depictions of capitalism in our nowadays society are almost all negative.

There’s the Monopoly guy with the top hat and cigar. There’s Gordon Gekko saying, “Greed is good.” And, most recently, there’s the hedonism of the “Wolf of Wall Street”. The message is clear: capitalism is selfish. Socialism, or something like it, is selfless. Read More

the totalitarian socialist speech in latin america

I want to share this with you. It’s an analysis on the fashionable totalitarian socialist speech in Latin America. I took the liberty of translating a piece of such majestic analysis made by a Spanish writer and journalist regarding the current situation of Latin America.
I, for one, think it’s one of the best analysis I’ve recently seen on the matter. It’s both excellent and disturbing at the same time as it fits sentence by sentence to reality.
(scroll down for the Spanish version)

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the united states of america

As any other country and culture, The United States of America have both good and bad things.
As a young European federalist, and with no particular country to which I belong, I want to focus on some of the good things the US has with this post for all to read.

There are several things I really admire, respect and envy –in the best sense of the word– from my fellow American.

To begin with, what is something we literally see in our everyday lives no matter where you live in? In general terms, specially Europeans, tend to think of Americans as cultureless. But the truth is, the American culture is the one culture exporting faster and harder than any other thanks to globalization, the internet, and Hollywood. Which brings me to praising their Movies and TV series. The US is by far best in it, something of which the influence on the world should not be underestimated.
Because it exports its culture through entertainment, the rest of the world has become interested in their politics and eventually their businesses and its economy. This last one is something I admire a lot. Everything has a price. Everything is buyable and there are markets and stock exchanges for everything and anything.

Their success and richness, furthermore, are often the result of private enterprises and the people’s meritocracy. Understood as the antithesis of the Hispanic wealth system in South America, whose success and richness often come from proximity to political power.

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an incredible pursuit of perfection

These pictures are a bit old now. Nevertheless, every time I see them, they always leave me astonished. So I wanted to remember them again.
On September 30th 2009 the People’s Republic of China celebrated with tens of thousands of people a big parade in Tiananmen Square its 60th anniversary of communist rule.
The parade is another example of what the Chinese are capable of with a large group of people and many hours of practice and ultimately their exemplary pursuit of perfection.
Collected here are photographs of the once-in-a-decade National Day parade in Beijing, and of others commemorating the anniversary elsewhere.

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