No American politician would ever dare to label the Republican or Democratic Party as the “old privileged elite.”
The leader of the Podemos Party, Pablo Iglesias, has been quoted on the cover of The International New York Times as saying: “I really never thought I could become president of the government.” The article also speaks of his attacks against the two-party system, and refers to the Popular Party and the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party as old politics — that of the “privileged elite.” He has also been quoted by the American newspaper as denying that they, the Podemos Party, are sectarian.
“I come from the left, but current society should no longer be understood in terms of right and left, but in terms of those who are above and those who are below, the privileged elite and the majority,” he said. As usual, Pablo Iglesias repeated his obsessive thoughts.
The American Two-party System
It is remarkable that the university academic Iglesias forgot, guess what, that the two-party system is a fundamental pillar of the democracy in the U.S. Why doesn’t the leader of the Podemos Party criticize the American two-party system, which is much more closed off than Spain’s?
The Old Privileged Elite?
There are only two parties fighting for the White House: the Republican and the Democratic. The former is conservative and right-wing, the latter is progressive and left-wing. This is really an unshakable two-party system. But almost no American politician would ever dare to modify it deeply, let alone pejoratively label the two parties as the “old disgusting privileged elite.”
In an Agreement
Whatever the consequences are, the Spanish two-party system has been broken down on many occasions. For instance, Izquierda Unida made a coalition with the Popular Party in Extremadura. Another example is the coalition that Artur Mas, the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, made with the Popular Party while he was preparing the ridiculous vote on independence. Coalitions are very common in every Spanish town. There is not an unshakable two-party system. Coalitions between the Popular Party and the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party are virtually nonexistent despite his complaints to the contrary.
Made for Each Other
Albert Rivera, the leader of the Ciudadanos Party, is sounding increasingly similar to the Podemos Party. He, like the leader of Podemos, has even claimed that there is neither left-wing nor right-wing. They are made for each other. They are opportunists who intend to wipe political ideologies out. What a shame!