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Catalonia does not have a president, and no one misses the one it had before. Bad sign: The current parenthesis is too wide, and the uncertainty, much more infinite. We do not know who makes the totally unfocused decisions that affect us all, only the noise is normalized, and they act anchored in a confusing frustrating drift that is better not to qualify. I insist, this reflection does not consist of criticizing political forces, this critical reflection is the result of concern. We cannot allow the exercise of public responsibility to lead to a chaotic and dangerous management, characterized by burying art and the value of experience, intuition, even knowing how to accept the error and know how to rectify.

Antonio Balmón. 21/11/2020 00:19

Leave it now!

In recent days, we are witnessing the concentration of a series of fiascos that have drawn a highly uncomfortable and incomprehensible situation. While citizens, and specifically sectors of local economic activity or the cultural and sports world, are experiencing complex and distressing situations, those most responsible for the governance of this crisis in Catalonia are dedicated to creating firewalls with ignominious dismissals and starring in public fights that only contribute fatigue and anger, among their own and those from beyond.

These days we have reached the peak of futility, of insecurity. Curiously and contradictorily, we have passed from the Government that, when it was its turn to manage the crisis, decreed in eighteen hours the resumption of activity, to which, now, a prisoner of its panic, of its lack of competence and lackey of electoral competitiveness, sets a horizon without guarantees and unpredictable forecasts.

The mess lasts too long in Catalonia and surely someone can do better to regain cohesion and confidence

We must recognize that politics is not an exact science, it is not a space for the management of infinite resources, and it is tempting to take advantage of the current moment to accuse the parties that make up the Government of the Generalitat of this calamity, but I prefer to influence this ocean of such devastating incapacity, highlighting that what we live is the result of many previous errors, among them, in my opinion, that of nullifying a powerful and prepared political generation, which matured for many years, but burned by the artificial management of semantics of the right to decide and by the lexicon of the process, giving way to other protagonists far from the usefulness, security and determination that the management of public power represents.

Catalonia does not have a president, and no one misses the one it had before. Bad sign: The current parenthesis is too wide, and the uncertainty, much more infinite. We do not know who makes the totally unfocused decisions that affect us all, only the noise is normalized, and they act anchored in a confusing frustrating drift that is better not to qualify.

I insist, this reflection does not consist of criticizing political forces, this critical reflection is the result of concern. We cannot allow the exercise of public responsibility to lead to a chaotic and dangerous management, characterized by burying art and the value of experience, intuition, even knowing how to accept the error and know how to rectify.

I think that no one doubts the complexity of the moment and the difficulties that it represents to be able to formulate proposals that everyone likes, but one must know what instruments, economic and human resources one manages in order to be able to face any situation, especially if it is based on ignorance and chance, as is the case with the management of this damn pandemic and its consequences.

We are at a crossroads, and the Government has chosen not to dialogue and to move away from cooperation. What it claims beyond the Ebro, it denies here. Their haste floods us with impatience and short-lived announcements. However, the professionals of health, education, security, workers of thousands of private companies, all of them essential or not, show us every day that they have not abandoned their economic and social function, and Catalonia works.

But this mess lasts too long. We do not expect changes, but we do expect solutions to avoid the placebo policy, to banish messes and replace them with consensus. To regain the capacity of the proposal without opportunism, without short term, without the blur caused by the anecdote. Solutions to reconnect, to serve the general interest, to generate shared responsibility.

Catalunya is not a problem. For too long we lived off the fluke, sometimes painfully, so it needs a new determination, a new renewed commitment. It touches to change the course without prefixing the destination. Politics is not the art of rhetoric, politics is a social platform that intuits what happens in society, that seeks to understand and transform collective aspirations at all times.

Catalunya needs a new proposal, with a wide range of solutions. For this reason, leave it please! Surely someone will be able to do much better, without the excuse of the flags, simply closer to the real problems, to regain pride, cohesion and confidence in ourselves.

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