The editorial of Le Monde sees the president of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, as a proud man and as a quixotic man because he has said he won’t ask help from Europe.
Well, with this post I want to say that I fully support Mariano Rajoy in not asking help from Europe. I am proud of him.
We should in no way ask the help from Europe. It is true that we are in a terrible situation but we have with us the most precious things that a country can have:
WE HAVE FOOD AND DRINK
WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS AND SUNRISES
WE HAVE THE QUIXOT TO READ.
Do we need anything else?
If Europe needs to help Spain it must not come to Spain to offer help. It must just go to Berlin in Russia (sorry, in Germany) and tell Angela Merkel that Germany is bringing again Europe to disaster if it does not accept eurobonds.
People in Le Monde may laught at Mariano Rajoy when they compare him with the Quixote but I am sure that few adjectives could make me a person be more proud that to be compared with Don Quixote.
Maybe in two thousand years we do not have any more Spain. Maybe what is now Spain is just a forgotten desert. But I am sure that as long as civilisation remains wherever Don Quixote will be alive.
So, to say that a Spanish president is acting as Don Quixote is the sweetest thing that can be said to somebody in my opinion.
Thank you to Le Monde to opening my eyes and realise that although Mariano Rajoy and I have different political views I love him acting as don Quixote.
If you look at the euro coins you will see that in some of the ones from Spain there is an image of the creator of Don Quixote.
I am sure that if Don Quixote was French he would have loved much the French language even if the English was the dominant language of the world. Are not the French acting too in a Quixotic way in their defense of the French language when the naked reality says that English is the main language of the world?
Did not the British act in a Quixotic way when they did not join the euro when most of the rest entered the euro?
What I mean is that to act like a don Quixote is much better than to act as other people acted in the same novel.
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- ‘No EU rescue’ for Spanish banks (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- More financial tremors: Spain’s borrowing costs hits new record high (raptureimminent.wordpress.com)
- Spain says banks won’t need EU rescue (cbc.ca)