Zapatero is this month cover
of Time Magazine
, and there's a two-page interview with him across pages 32 and 33
. The whole interview is an exercise of answering whatever one wants to whatever question the interviewer makes; for instance, to a pointed question on whether he supports Kerry, he ends answering that "60% of Spaniards wanted a change". Even so, his adviser must have been on holiday or something, because he says things such as these ones:
That's what I call "citizen's socialism" — I accept that when an overwhelming majority of citizens says something, they are right.
Has he tried to ask people whether the earth is flat or whether they believe in evolutionary theory? Not only is this wrong, it's even ludicrous! BTW, has he heard what an overwhelming majority of citizens says about his female ministers' photo-op with Vogue
This one is even better
YOU'RE SAID TO HATE MACHISMO. WHY? I'm not just antimachismo, I'm a feminist. One thing that really awakens my rebellious streak is 20 centuries of one sex dominating the other. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation, but the most unjust domination is that of one half of the human race over the other half. The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength.
I think that after hearing this, most countries in the world are disbanding their anti-terrorist squads and converting them in sexual equality assault teams
, or SEATs for short.
BTW, what could have happened 20 centuries ago that caused machismo to appear all of a sudden? Can't think of anything...