“Alors, donnez-moi le fromage d’aujoud’hui!”
Lección Sexta, página 19 de
El método ASSiMiL® (El nuevo francés sin esfuerzo, ed. 1983).
updated on April 6, at 02h CET
Ushered in —no less— by the Arab Spring in Tunisia and by a Spanish anti austerity movement that marched through France and into the European Parliament in Brussels*, 2012 galloped into my life in the form of a political trifecta; three presidential elections to witness in real time [France, Mexico, and the U.S.] all of these from what is probably the heart of the diplomatic universe: Central Europe.
Naturally, as it usually goes with sectarian engagements [as opposed to an open dialog] stonewalling, depression, frustration and hilarity —in that order— would ensue.
The textual context of the image reflects two types of punditry and a very important element of any democratic process: access, transparency, and to what degree does sectarianism plays a role in shutting down an opposing viewpoint.
…fast-forward to just a few hours ago, at La Place de La République, and it seems that a new version of Los Indignados, is beginning to rise —or so it seems.