THE DIGNITY OF LABOR “All the people who work and high gentlemen who call the lower class.” Rafael Alberti. FOAT STILL IN THE AIR WASTE OF THE FORMER Reluctance I think they were the ministers of Charles III who attempted to remove “legislatively” prejudice. In any case, they were people of the Enlightenment. Those illustrated were designed to Spanish society, and worth the formula, some economic dynamism, and to achieve this, they started the operation incredible proclaim the dignity of work by a royal order. There was no choice. A bitter celtiberica tradition held that crafts were a shameful activity, a thing of the Moors and Jews, or at least of commoners.
It seems that in some outlying areas was not as evil rooted: it is said, and perhaps indeed. But the general trend could not be mistaken. In reality, the apprehension against the more or less profitable tasks also affected the commercial practice of the profession. In fact, all which were not “income” was suspect. Except for the farm was aristocratoides reasons: someone had to pay “rents.” The hypothetical bourgeois revolution, which was to have begun in the eighteenth century, not only encountered the difficulty of lacking bourgeoisie, but also a widespread distrust towards the management of the bourgeois. Caroline rulers failed to great results in his modest attempt to dignify labor.
And still floating in the air of the old wastes reticence. Foreigners who wandered the country, then and then drew the conclusion that laziness was endemic. No doubt, all was not laziness. Generally, it was lack of work. And the land assembly, in many provinces, did not allow a regular daily wage for agricultural workers. Later it was found that slightly changing circumstances, or after migration, branded as lazy citizens expressed a desire to work very effusive. In our country that goes at stake is not the “will” to work: the nostalgia for paradise Adam, devoted to leisure, lovable myth. Simply put, it accept the “benefit” of working and making a policy aimed at full employment. Today we work in these latitudes, more than ever. Of course, everywhere there were always people who do not work: the problem was Hispanic and that the rate of people being able and willing to work can not find work exceeds that of the surrounding countries. The surprise is it took several years of a new century and the problem continues. Because, as the poet said, “But do not forget that this dark / Spain here I present / sadly still persists.” Francisco Arias Solis We can always do something for peace and freedom.