Hopefully come a day when there are no more congresses of victims of terrorism because this is something as remote and as exotic as the biological species of Pleistocene. But I am afraid that it will not be so. In recent decades, terrorism has been endemic in the wide world: from Spain to Colombia, from Russia to Afghanistan. It has become, in addition, a random and unpredictable phenomenon to which nobody is alien and of which no one can escape, by many security measures to be adopted. Finally, the technology put at the service of terror has done more massive and more deadly: where a century ago there were only isolated assassinations, today cause hundreds of innocent and anonymous, dead victims simply because they were there.
The other aspect of the current terror is his character of show that reaches our homes through the TV, so banalizando the human suffering to do something comparable to any fiction dramatized by means of communication of masses. For all these reasons, we should not forget the terrorism nor trivialize it. Therefore, we must remember the victims and their pain as if it were our own, since all of us have been attacked in those killed or maimed in the name of all. We must not lose, thus the sensitivity to terrorism nor compassion solidarity with its victims. It should not make it any good citizen and even less those whom we elected to represent us: I am referring to the President of the Government, Mr Rodriguez Zapatero. Congress being held these days in Salamanca is not one minor or frivolous event, isn’t a fair agricultural machinery or a championship of marching bands that allow the delegate institutional presence in any person.
The fight against terrorism, its repudiation and the homage to its victims is something inherent to the democratic system. Democracy is precisely the absence of violence in ideological and political confrontation. Therefore, the defection today of the President of the Government is something absolutely unjustifiable.