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Friday, May 27, 2005

 

A bela adormecida

A Europa é uma bela adormecida, e que não faz tenções de acordar: a realidade não se compara ao belo sonho social em que estamos imersos. Mark Stein, no Spectator (registo necessário):

The electors of North Rhine-Westphalia certainly understand the nature of the times in which they live. If it were just a matter of kicking Gerhard Schroeder's sorry ass around the room, I'd be all in favour of last Sunday'’s election result. But, in fact, voters in the Ruhr were punishing his party for their temerity in proposing even a teensy-weensy, tentative, tepid reform of their arthritic welfare state. They may have ended four decades of SPD rule, but they did so in order to vote against change. The Christian Democrats and Liberal Democrats are merely passing beneficiaries of the electorat'’s determination to live in denial for as long as they can get away with it.

Mark Stein fala de negação, eu diria antes sonhar acordado (mas pouco). Os resultados das últimas eleições cá na aldeia, tal como os previstos resultados do referendo na França e Holanda, indicam claramente que o eleitorado pensa que ainda não chegou a hora de acordar.

Trata-se de um caso claro de preguiça matinal: sabemos que temos que nos levantar, mas damos tudo por mais cinco minutos de sono.

Via Chrenkoff.

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