We are what our history made us, whether we like it or not. The French people showed us the way when they used the guillotine to get rid of rampant corruption and the misuse of power. Russian people were not far behind, they shot their lot. A tea party in America cleansed that large part of the world.
But the remnants of corruption and the misuse of power are still evident in Old Europe, especially in Spain and England with their King and Queen.
Spain has the additional burden of being a young democracy, still finding its way in a strange world. A world of brown envelopes, as the latest scandal shows.
There’s not much an expat can do, but my wife is about to make her small contribution. She’s going to shop at Iceland this morning.