When interpreting and discussing what's happening in #Barcelona these days, don't forget to apply the usual moral decency algorithm:
This video is propaganda. But there are two clear truths about it.
First, the important one: #Spain is, objectively, a robust and healthy #democracy — #19 in the world (“full democracy”) according to both #TheEconomist and the ADADA; #6 (“high moral freedom”) in the World Index of Moral Freedom; and “a global champion of freedom and human rights” according to the CIA.
Second, #Spaniards are no longer ashamed of ministers who don't speak foreign languages :)
«El Gobierno propone modificar la ley para cerrar webs sin ninguna autorización judicial»
🤬 #Spain #WWW #censorship
Planning a work meeting a week from today, I just realised it'll be #Spain's "National Day" ("Columbus Day" for you in America), and the irony of it, given what's happening in these days in #Catalonia...
The instances of non-petty #fraud (in employment, housing, taxes, billing) I'm seeing lately in my social circle in #Spain (family, friends, acquaintances) is truly depressing.
Often, I'm tempted to report it, but that would affect people I know, or their friends.
Integrity vs. in-group loyalty.
What can one do about that?
Male, 39, Spaniard, atheist, liberal.
Based in Madrid, Spain.
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