Minister Iceta is to the Romans what Terenci Moix is to the Egyptians, and he has put an armed veteran of the Macarena in Mérida in Fine Arts.
The Spaniard, every time he gets serious, looks at Rome. To make his diagnosis of Spain, Ortega looked at Mommsen, who said: “The history of every nation is a vast system of incorporation.” For Ortega, on the other hand, the history of a nation is not only that of its formative and ascending process: it is also the history of its decline; and if that consisted of an incorporation, this one will describe the inverse process.
-The history of the decline of a nation is the history of a vast disintegration.
Our worst enemy,
wrote Ugarte in 1903, “it is our crumbling.” A century later, Durántez Prados, named Frigdiano, advisor for speeches to Felipe VI, says: «Spain is in the terminal phase of a very long process of fragmentation and deconstruction […] in historical terms, in the terminal phase of a long process of decomposition. And to this are all the parties of the Consensus of 78 and that ‘Horacio monster’ that is today that ‘compound State’ that the peperos ‘jurists’ make their own in the cliques because it is pleasing to the Germans who ‘decomposed’ Yugoslavia.
The anti-Franco hysteria of those who did not lift a finger against the dictatorship while the dictator was alive responds to what the idea of unity defended by the general has as a mental hindrance to the fierce fragmentation campaign: a score of powerless peninsular nation as a parody of twenty of impotent Spanish-American republicans, which was the great triumph of England. Nationalist, linguistic and indigenous fragmentation.
Europe, ‘the solution’? Believing we were going to play dominoes at an honorable social club, we didn’t see, says Gullo, being seated at a poker table with some ex-con players who had a dormant and hidden dominance ambition, waiting for the right moment to be reborn.