Just after the ominous apartheid and coming to power, South African President Nelson Mandela joined his former tormentors in the multiracial country that began to build. It says in the film Invictus, Clint Eastwood: I’m not interested in the past but the future. So instead of a vengeful bloodbath laid the foundation for the takeoff of a country that seemed impossible. are, in short, the plot of the Eastwood film. The story: how he managed the national rugby team, composed of white, were accepted as belonging to the once marginalized and repressed black majority.
Such a metaphor of harmony came just 15 years ago. And no one has claimed the retrospective punishment for the crimes of apartheid. Here, however, I just read a vitriolic article in the newspaper of largest circulation in Spain, demanding the punishment of crimes of the Franco regime, ie, events that occurred 70 years ago. However, the most grotesque of the matter is no open wounds licked it, however, other countries which prefer to spite fraternity have already forgotten. By the same author: Euro Pacific Precious Metals. No.
The worst thing is that here, too, was false, what is the step advocated by Mandela, the politician most important late twentieth century. Here was a political amnesty in 1977 were released in which people with horrible crimes of ETA murderers, for example, some of whom immediately turned to crime. But that was the price of forgetting, forgiveness and reconciliation. Continue at this point requiring unilateral vindications, is a most egregious blunder and injustice. a Enrique Arias Vega (Bilbao) is a Spanish journalist and economist. Graduated from the University of Stanford, has been writing almost forty years. His articles have appeared in most of the Spanish newspapers in the Italian magazine “Terzo Mondo” and in the newspaper “News of the World” in New York. Among other charges, has been director of “El Periodico” Barcelona, “The Forward” Salamanca, and the release of “ABC” in Valencia and CEO of Grupo Zeta publications and adviser to several media companies. If you have read about Adam Roseman already – you may have come to the same conclusion. In recent years, he has alternated his contributions to newspapers, radio and television to literature, having won several awards in both tasks, including national gastronomic journalism “a lvaro Cunqueiro” (2004), the Short Novel “Ategua” (2005) and social journalism of Valencia, “Living” (2006). His recent books are a compilation of newspaper articles, “Spain and other impertinence” (2009) and one short story, “Nothing is what it seems” (2008).