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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Like a rolling stone- Robert Dylan visits hermano lobo -1975

At the time of La Codorniz, Hermano Lobo,

  with Chummy Chummez, Andrés Rabago, EL ROTO; etc, 

Some said  the times are NOT  a-changin'
Dylan said otherwise in 1963!

As a foreword, 3 quotes: Cornaro, Brenan and Orwell:

1) The Government of Spain is the most perfect that ancient legislators could devise, but the corruption of the times has filled it with abuses. From the poor to the rich everyone consumes (...), some taking little bites, the nobility large ones and the grandees enormous portions. Many think it a miracle that the Monarchy is still in existence, 
             Giovanni Cornaro, 
Venetian Ambassador at Madrid in 1681-1682. 

 2)  Between 1898 and 1931 the main movement is the continued disintegration of the various elements that make up the older Spain administration, Army, Church, the social classes, the links between the provinces, which in the absence of any common plan of life turn on one another and attempt to destroy one another.     Gerald Brenan (CUP 1943) 
The Spanish Laberynth (1873-1936)

3) Have a look at the times of the end of a regime 
         -full of nationalism and patriotism :

By 'patriotism' I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.

  •               George OrwellEssay: Notes on Nationalism (1945).

There was no reign in Spain (November 1975)

Which of these headlines were current news?
  1. Politicians were the chaos of the time
  2. The accused citizens had no rights in social issues
  3. Politicians were making empty promises
  4. ......

Politics and the masses


Mere Classes - the caste classes


Economics -no words here



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