Something special happened in 70 cities in this country on Sunday, October 24, during the demonstrations against the LOMCE gestated and led largely by students.
Thanks to the very nature of its protagonists directly affected by that law and due to the content of their slogans and banners, these were clearly imposed on other more trade union and sectoral marches. Without rambling or concessions, they lashed out at those who motivated their protest.
They moved forward determinedly, their expressions severe and thoughtful without losing humor and joy. Anyway, I saw everything delayed, of course, and even so I was excited. Then, photos and reports sent me, of course, to a remote Parisian May 68, this time less crazy and more accurately.
One photo in particular dazzled me. A young man – whom, of course, I remember very handsome – was brandishing a small banner that read.
I think, then I get in the way. Finally, today someone publicly recognizes that thinking is also a weapon, or in any case a shield against Power! Is this lonely motto just the harvest of that young man or is it the result of the experience of many? Whatever the answer, for me this is the idea that defined what I wanted to guess in the deep nature of that protest, of that rebellion … if it has been.
In any case, everything indicates that some did feel hit by the throwing dart of our young thinker. In a video supplied to the media -without the possibility of reply-, the Secretary of State for Education, Montserrat Gomendio, after downplaying the day as always, declared that the slogans were “demagogic, simplistic, in many cases offensive and not they have nothing to do with the reform proposal.
Young people who think get in the way, Mrs. Gomendio, admit it. Yes, thinking interferes with everything that is opposed to reason, and the bill that you defend, Mrs. Gomendio, has proven to be very unreasonable.