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the double life


In dictatorships, the ruling nomenclature enjoys an insulting standard of living compared to that of their subjects. In democracies we have invented a variant of this absurdity

The news about how many of the Taliban leaders in Afghanistan send their daughters to study abroad while inside the country prohibit female schooling was surprising.

But she wouldn't have to shock us so much.

If we look back, also in Franco's Spain, while a kind of international blockade was established here that included abhorring all languages ​​that were not that of the empire, the puppies of the regime that leaned more towards education than revelry completed their studies abroad.

For the girls, the trip to London was well reserved if the need to have an abortion crossed their path, while the rest had to submit to what was established by the religious doctrine that governed reproductive policies.

That double standard has remained intact.

The double life in dictatorships means that the ruling nomenclature enjoys an insulting standard of living compared to that of its subjects, since paternalism suffocates others but never squeezes its own.

In this endless stamp of double standards, the Iranian regime does not fall short, with the luxuries of an elite in posh Tehran combined with the most forceful image one can see in Paris, New York or London.

Women covered by the normative veil carrying bags do not stop leaving the doors of luxury clothing, makeup and lingerie stores.

At this point, and thanks to the Latin music of disinhibition with respect to money, nobody is worried about being ostentatious, but it still continues to be hurtful if it is supported by a power that pretends to be Spartan, pure and moralistic.

In democracies we have invented a variant of this absurdity.

Our rulers seem exhausted and submissive when they have to sit before the big businessmen and the directors of companies and multinationals.

Perhaps for all this, in the controversy over the increase in the minimum wage, those who have protested the most are those who earn the most salaries and in the management of the bank rate, even before it was approved, we hear the heartfelt lament of those who do not want to see it reduced his cut.

When the blessed transparency on annual profits is consummated, it turns out that the banking business is a net winner thanks to the increase in interest rates decreed by the European Central Bank.

In a context of strong inflation and rising mortgages for all indebted families, the bank employers' annoyance at having to face a contribution that was minimally higher than they expected is screeching.

After all, when the Spanish were forced to have to dispose of their public collection funds to save banks, they gave a lesson in dedication without conditions.

It is true that they were deceived by the rulers of the time, who assured them that all that ransom money would be returned without much delay.

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Source: elparis

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