Ayuso’s political soul

Humor is essential to overcome setbacks and adversity. Laugh at yourself a bit, in order to relativize personal tragedies that seen from that perspective seem somewhat less terrible. Laughter is an essential catharsis to avoid bouts of madness and emotional downturns. Bursting into tears of joy when they tell you a good joke feels great. The songs of La Trinca or the news of the Today World manage to make us smile with their ingenious parodies. cultivate this burlesque genre It requires a lot of finesse. An ironic key has to be subtle so as not to fall into the vulgar. Wild sarcasm can easily turn against the person who uses it.

In this last sense, transferring these resources of some literature, certain songs and the world of humor to other fields, such as politics, by its actors, is not funny at all. It is usually a ruse to bury a colossal incompetence. Ignoring human dramas caused by illness or deficiencies, when your institutional responsibility is to palliate them, requires a very unique moral character that few would want for themselves. Turning parliamentary interventions and statements to the media into an unspeakable parody produces a monumental perplexity. To make matters worse, there comes a time when you can’t even take it as a joke. Because it costs a lot to parody a reality so grotesquely burlesque and parodic of its own.

Turning parliamentary interventions and statements to the media into an unspeakable parody produces monumental perplexity

The bad thing is that right now crude imitations of good political practice are rewarded in electoral terms. The latter requires enormous dedication and effort, which are not always recognized, because their achievements are not instantaneous and they need to mature to be ripe. You have to let yourself be guided by your convictions and sacrifice narcissism for the sake of collective conquests that take root socially. Quite the contrary, limiting yourself to cultivating sensationalism so as not to get into the matter, is something extremely comfortable, provided that you do not mind incurring contradictions or proclaim falsehoods as if they were dogmas of faith. Far from blushing when any error is detected, you avoid the joint analysis of the problem, limiting yourself to disqualifying the interlocutor and changing the subject.

Seen from a distance, linking communism and climate change, could seem like a symptom of madness, worthy of being evaluated, in case it could disqualify for the exercise of public function. The bad thing is when your singers laugh at you and applaud furiously, making fun of whoever tries to put serious issues on the table. This mechanism makes many decide to support at the polls that hollow speech delivered with so much prosopopeia. What would she not do, if that unfriendly opposition hadn’t taken it out on her, circulating slander and falsehoods. Here too a resounding success is reaped. You endorse to another what you do with him and get those who follow you to impute your unpresentable ways of acting.

Relating communism and climate change could seem like a symptom of madness, worthy of being evaluated, in case it could disqualify for the exercise of public function

Few professions demand a vocation as sacrificed as those linked to the health environment. When Santa Bárbara thundered, that dedication that overwhelmed and far exceeded her obligations was recognized. Those heroes of confinement are now harassers for political purposes who only intend to overthrow the Madrid president. They have nothing else to do with their high patient quota and a growing lack of resources, aggravated by decades of budget cuts in that area, as if I would like to dismantle the public health system and adopt the North American model where a health setback can easily ruin you.

In a parliamentary democracy it is possible to defend one or another social model and propose the reforms that your support allows you. Treating us as if we were children is not doing politics. It is a lack of respect that should be punishable, like any other scam or tease. What use is your pharaonic hospital without operating rooms? How can reliable diagnoses be made remotely in the emergency room? Is it acceptable that your brother profits from a contract denounced by the former president of the popular party? Why were there so many deaths in Madrid nursing homes at the start of the pandemic? Were instructions given that deprived them of assistance, if they did not have private coverage?

Treating us as if we were children is not doing politics. It is a lack of respect that should be punishable, like any other scam or tease

Listing these types of issues is not a personal attack on anything or anyone. These are questions that cannot be answered by avoiding them and becoming the victim of a conspiracy orchestrated by the forces of evil, like that of the Judeo-Masonic plot so dear to the Franco regime. qualify from lazy doctors has had some consequences. An Ayuso voter has been beaten in her office for not being able to issue a prescription. Verbal violence often ends up being translated into other much more palpable and tangible violence.

While these monstrosities triumph on the front line of the political arena, many of the youngest live in despair, because they cannot emancipate themselves or make plans for the future. Precariousness surrounds them hopelessly on all four sides. The social elevator only leads to the lower floors. It is possible to predict a serious generational conflict, with an increasingly aging population and a birth rate reduced by economic constraints. The extreme inequalities between an exorbitant opulence and an inordinate poverty do not help to maintain social peace either. All this paves the way for Manichean polarization and the grotesque imitation of the noble art of politics. Turning it into a burlesque parody needs a heartless mood special.

Ayuso’s political soul