Nuestros señores europeos están empezando a estar preocupados por los disturbios que la crisis económica pueda provocar. Los primeros avisos ya se han producido:
So far, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Greece and Iceland (is that Europe?) have all faced social unrest and rioting as unemployment soars and – so Bruno says – as many European countries have been forced to impose severe cuts to government spending. Thus, the March European Council is to examine the increasing unrest, regarding it as one of the “major challenges” for the Spring Council.
Sarkozy has already raised the spectre of “May 1968” protests spreading across Europe, although it is hard to take that seriously. There is nothing like the undercurrent of “revolution” that prevailed then. There is no ideology that is driving the crowds. They are just pissed off with their rulers. Which gives the demonstrations a nihilistic tinge.
Creo que es cierto esto último que dicen. No hay ideología detrás de estas protestas, lo que las hace estériles. ¿Será una oportunidad perdida? ¿Llevarán a una violencia nihilista y sin sentido?