When I started this blog I promised that I would never talk about anything but Qt code and topics related to it. Today I need to broke my promise because of the hopelessness I feel when I see what my country has not become. Sometimes, the bad criticisms of my country come from people that is not living in Spain, and for this reason they are ignored. Well, today I will try to explain what is happening here (in my opinion) for the foreign people. I will try to be short.
- IGNORANCE: Lots of people in this country have only a basic level in their studies (44.8%). This means that they are more manipulable because they ignore a lot of basic things that they should know or that could be worked out by reasoning. The reasoning in the last stages of education (16yr to 18yr) is what allows people to pay attention to the world where they live; at this point, only the 22.3% (UE-27 44.9%) have finished their studies. As more ignorant people become in a country, probably would be that they will obey what leaders tell them to do – without asking themselves.
- ENVY: Ignorance leads to Envy. Based on what I explained before, the ability of critical thinking is really limited or nonexistent. It causes that instead of struggling and trying to achieve things with their effort, they envy what the others had achieved. So, they waste time and work destroying what the others had made, instead of earning their own benefits. The envy disabled them to work in teams, promotes individualism and increases the absence of perspective.
- FEAR: Ignorance leads to Fear. Ignorance causes fear in people who have not got explanations neither reasoning capacity for deducing things by themselves. There is such as ignorance that, as an example: Church had used it fo centuries for tryinh to explain world phenomena according to its dogmas. Now, this dogmas have been broken by the Science. People with basic studies have not got any access to this scientific explanations and have not got either the ability to understand them. This people feels fear of the unknown and it causes that they follow simple, but not accurate, explanatinos.
- HATE: Envy leads to Hate. Fear leads to Hate. The worst cocktail in the world is a mix of insane envy and fear for ignored things. The accumulation of envy for what the others have and the fear caused for what one ignores had caused wars and totalitarianism. Now in Spain, the the ultraconservative party forms the government and they are abolishing people’s rights, long ago acquired, because they feel fear that people think by themselves and they start to questioning what leaders do. They are afraid to lose the piece of cake they are eating now. They are afraid to lose what they get with envy. Because they don not know how achieve what they have with their own work and effort. To summarize, they HATE what others have. They HATE the others.
- INVOLUTION: Hate leads to NOT progress and Involution. Involution and/or conservatism are consequences of the fear to lose what people have now because of new arrivals. Not knowning how new things can coexist with the old ones without any conflict causes involution and a reluctance to change anything, so this attitude prevents any progress. Finally, we get a latecomer country with racist people and an illiterate society
Involution leads to more ignorant people. This is Spain. And remember one thing, the political leaders of Spain are the perfect reflection of the people who lives here. If we want to change them and change how runs this country, people must STUDY and THINK.