It is a little hard to believe, my guess is that it is due to the accelerated modernisation on Spain (mainly with EU aid). The systems, laws & infrastructure were/are just not sophisticated enough to deal properly with all that has happened here. Whereas, most of the rest of europe has developed the legal framework & systems more slowly, and to deal with issues as they arise.
Of course, I’m generalising. But this is my guess.
El anciano. I do agree with what you posted. All societies evolve. This evolution only takes place if people in the right places are sincere & motivated enough. The later is what Spain is lacking. I speak to many Spaniards from all walks of life & they either are not aware or do wish to enlightened themselves or do not see the need to change.
No one I spoke to since last year is aware of the house demolishion of the Prior’s ( forgive me if I have got the name wrong ) or that they are living in a Caravan.