Russia’s war against Ukraine is a return to humanity’s worst recent past. Between 1914 and 1945 in the two world wars fifty million people died, because of inhuman dictators who did not see people in others. One hundred years later another dictator uses the same practices of the German monster, to annex territories of other countries, to become stronger, to have more power.
It is really worrying that human beings repeat the killing of children, young people, old people; right now, at this very moment, and televised for all to see. And the worst thing is that there are many other leaders of countries who, with other practices, seek the same as the new Russian monster. To perpetuate themselves in power, no matter what, and this is happening all over the world. Weak democracies and weak governments, which are gradually turning into covert dictators who do not kill directly with firearms but with partisan decisions that favour only their power group.
Yesterday we have seen in the Spanish Parliament an example of the use and abuse of votes to achieve partisan objectives above the laws. A parliament uncouth to the point of infinity, shameful, unworthy of a democratic and advanced country.
Therefore generalised, in all countries, also in ours. And also in the Canary Islands.
Corruption has always existed, but nowadays it has reached a generalised level that puts at risk the efficient management of resources and the empowerment of the rich over the most disadvantaged. It has become so widespread that it is seen as part of the culture, and corrupt people vote for the corrupt in elections, favouring impunity, inequality and killing ethical and moral values. And we already have covert dictators all over the world, in all countries, in Spain and also in the Canaries.
The Canaries are already the poorest region in Spain, we have already beaten Andalucia and Extremadura. And we have earned it, because of the ineptitude of the rulers and because of corruption. Education, curricula, history, philosophy and the humanities in general are not important, only the perpetuation in power of those who have been, those who are and those who will be.
The alleged case of the politician Tania Naya and her party of more than 200,000 euros paid for by all taxpayers is in the news right now. Illegal buildings are being destroyed in Teguise, in Santa Brígida, and elsewhere in the Canaries. But let’s look at just one example of the thousands that have occurred throughout the Canary Islands, and let’s go to the south of Gran Canaria.
It is 1986 and the Maspalomas International Golf Course is being developed. A Basque businessman buys Plot G of Sector 3, which we see in the photograph, with a possible occupancy of 30%, and ending his plot in a circular corner overlooking the Maspalomas.