The American people ignore almost everything else that happens in USA, because the United States is a continent so vast that not even the Americans have time to see it. Who has ever been in North Dakota, where there is no possibility of missing or on the road? a All this paraphernalia typically American to sing the national anthem before sporting events, in line with starry flags rodeo competitions or learn in school full chapters of the Constitution is not a sentimental strain of patriotism, but the conviction that what’s better than being a U.S. citizen? That’s something we have struggled grandparents and great-grandparents of today’s Americans, is what draws the lake one million new citizens are naturalized each year, and is what I dream of hundreds of thousands of wetbacks crossing illegally every year the border with Mexico. a So for the Americans, sent troops to Iraq, or Somalia, or the island of Grenada, carry with them a concept of freedom, culture, understanding of life that do not understand that someone can not share . a We, however, so irrelevantly banner, so complacency of Hollywood movies, such generosity is not requested, such arrogance of a country with little more than two hundred years of history, which suggests the only English in schools, which discriminated against Chicanos and Puerto Ricans and geographically confusing Oslo Tirana, sounds like us pure and simple taxation. People such as Jorge Perez would likely agree.
a If only for that, the Americans and we shall soon have, unfortunately, a long time coming to understand. 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, “advancement” of Salamanca, and the release of “ABC” in Valencia and CEO of Grupo Zeta publications and adviser to several media companies . 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” (2 008). He is the author, also, among other works, the novel “The Executive” (2006), which are already published three editions of “Going against the tide” (2007), “Valencia, between heaven and hell” ( 2008) and an anthology of sketches under the title “Personality of a lifetime” (2007). External Links: Review on “Global network of writers in Spanish”.