2022 » 05

The Power and the Law of the Strongest

A distinction must be made between might and Power; the first rests solely on the possibility of coercing another; the second is also based on the coerced person's belief that the coercion is legitimate.

Power must have legitimacy, usually legal or traditional in origin. Only those who have the capacity to exercise power can hold it legitimately. Power is primarily a function of intelligence and secondarily a function of the will. Who commands needs to have intelligence, purity, competence, will, character, leadership conditions. Every weak and unskillful power creates disorder and anarchy; its ineffectiveness demonstrates its real lack of authority. Read More

Carles Enric & The Little Ants

There are those who have possibly done more to strengthen Democracy in Spain in just two years than those who are supposed to have done it daily and full time in the last four decades.

For a couple of years, day in and day out, this expert analyst and communicator has not stopped insisting on the idea that from the beginning of his communicative adventure he has defended with firmness and arguments: that Democracy will be strengthened after this turbulent stage that we are living. How is it possible that a single person, with hardly any resources, has managed to have as much or even greater influence than media nurtured with huge amounts of public money? Where is the secret? Read More

I'm a Fascist

In Spain, indeed, not evading reality and not following the childish, pathological and irrational message of the current leftist parties in the government means... being a fascist. But do not forget that those who utter this type of adjectives with hatred and resentment, firstly, they probably do not know their etymology and meaning and, secondly, it is part of their tactic to attribute to others what they really are.

Due to the tremendous reality check that it means, we reproduce below verbatim an e-mail that a non-conformist entrepreneur recently sent to his list of subscribers. In it, he leaves his professional field, to enter fully into a sociopolitical analysis of the current and polarized Spain, a country that seems to be drifting while part of its population waits for Daddy State to come to their aid and, it’s us who say this, resolve what the citizens themselves should have resolved a long time ago: tear down the wall of the artificial ideological conflict, conveniently incited by those who benefit from it, and demand and take sides in the changes that, effectively, allow them to engage in political action. Something that requires a deep reform of the educational system, whose cornerstone is the promotion of critical thinking, and thus prevent schools and universities from becoming factories of young people with degrees, but ignorant and illiterate when facing real life. Read More

The 'Heresy' of Alain Bombard

Aboard l’Hérétique, a Zodiac type inflatable boat equipped with a rudimentary sail, the French doctor and biologist Alain Bombard crossed the Atlantic in 1952 to put into practice his hypotheses about the survival of a castaway on the high seas. In essence, he faced 65 long days with solo sailing and the dangers that come with it. Contrary to what might appear at first glance, it is estimated that only a quarter of the castaways perish after a more or less long period of permanence on flimsy emergency boats. Read More

The Flight of Icarus

Although the human being has been born to fly, doing it before time, without prudence and believing someone capable of challenging, either with arrogant superiority or with innocent naivety, the universal forces and laws, can bring disastrous consequences that can mark for always our lives. Myths and legends, beyond their greater or lesser relationship with a true story, apart from their aura of fascination and mystery, always contain a teaching, a moral, a piece of advice, a warning… to be taken into account in our daily challenge, which is none other than the transit through the sinuous, fascinating and unpredictable path called life. Surely we have all felt like Icarus at some point, and it is no less true that a Daedalus also lives inside us. It depends on us their harmonious coexistence. Read More