This is a blog about one of my hobbies, Napoleonic wargaming with figures, and I rarely post here anything not related to that topic. But sometimes, the daily miseries grow and accumulate, and there is no choice but to go down to real life.
I am Spanish and proud of it, but sometimes I am deeply embarrassed by the misbehaviour of my countrymen, especially when they belong to the ruling class, government and royal family, i.e. when they are people forced more than any other to have a flawless legal performance.
The recent news about corruption affecting (1) to the top levels of the ruling Partido Popular party, and involving to Mariano Rajoy, the current prime minister, and to part of his cabinet colleagues and (2) Iñaki Urdangarin , son-in-law of King Juan Carlos I, are demoralizing and disappointing.
In these times of crisis, when the Spanish people is demanded to make sacrifices: wage cuts, loss of social rights, mass layoffs, etc., we are finding that our top ruling class has been illegally enriching for many years, defrauding the Treasury continuously.
The possiblity that they can get away with these crimes, by using legal tricks, gives an idea of how corruption has installed in my country.
Democracy will allow us to clean all this misery and dirt of the public life! ... I hope
See the news in The New York Times, The Washington Post; Die Welt ; The Telegraph. (It's easy: google 'Rajoy', 'corruption', 'scandal' and so...)
The sentence of the picture is Spanish slang. 'Chorizo' (pork sausage) is used to make sandwiches, but is also a synonym of 'thief', so the sentence says that we have not sufficient bread to use all the available pork sausage, i.e. we have too many thieves!