Friday, September 29, 2023

Prohensism and post-impunity

We have been living in the “post” age for several years now. Post-truth, post-democracy or post-politics are already normalized concepts that have something very important in common: they produce monsters like Trumpism. You may already feel that this word sounds worn out or meaningless, similar to what is happening to democracy, as I suggested in these same pages a few days ago.

What happened before Trump card or Trumpism? Of course we hadn’t named the second one yet. Berlusconi was a Trumpist, the family The pencil He is a Trumpist, and there is Trumpism on the Spanish right. Trumpism goes beyond Trump, like baptism with Bauza, you see it. And one of its most characteristic features is undoubtedly impunity. An impunity that knows only two boundaries: the law and the ballot box.

You may remember Trump’s quote in Iowa when he said he could shoot someone in the street and it wouldn’t cost him a single vote. Something similar happened in the Balearic Islands with the lunch of the popular leadership with the convicted Rodríguez, with the stabilization of the Plaza de Prohens or with the mockery of the drop-down beds; What else could the PP have done to counteract impunity? Invite James Matas to a rally? Appointment of the Minister for Infrastructure Mary Salom?

The impunity of this second age of construction tsarism permeates the entire multi-level government of PP and Vox, and we have clear signs of it every day. Just think of the usurpation of a parking space belonging to councilor Vidal, a trifle compared to the shadow of corruption that hangs over her in the case of Metrovacesa or, for variety, the private party of the island councilor of Menorca. Martha February on a protected island.

Meanwhile, the housing emergency regulation has still not been submitted, the abolition of the inheritance tax triggers the income tax and the horizon for the coming years is the commitment to more cement, more tourist places and more saturation. And less Catalan. The first three months of Prohensism are an example of Balearic-style Trumpist impunity.

The president has already said that those who thought she was afraid of a new green tide did not know her. One day we may hear her imitating Trump and claiming she can walk around Santa Catalina shooting people without losing a vote. Her husband, a city councilor in Cort, did not go so far as to claim that in this neighborhood the terrace plans are being respected and that the neighborhood association is therefore lying, but we already know that in Mallorca everything is happening little by little.

The right’s impunity acts like the “Gish gallop” of lies feijóo, but with verbal violence and arrogance. We will see which of the two limits mentioned will put an end to this impunity or whether we need to coin the term “post-impunity” when it is too late.

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