The Hemicycle has been given a Metaverse face. Spanish politics thinks that he lives in the real world -something that is not at all clear- and acts accordingly. The protagonists of the lowercase political metaverse have the feeling that their debates are real debates. They believe that the legislature is going down the drain, although this is not real at all. They speak to the audience as if history were beginning every week, as if the government were about to fall every day, as if every hour a piece of Spain was torn off the map, as if society were in permanent dissolution, and now too as if Alberto Núñez Feijóo were sitting on a deputy seat, without remembering that he is a senator. The president of the PP participated virtually in the appearance of the head of the Government on the Pegasus scandal. The PSOE and Sánchez addressed Feijóo from the gallery as if he were there. The spokeswoman, Cuca Gamarra, seemed like an avatar to them.

From Davos, where there was much talk of the metaverse, President Sánchez traveled to the parliamentary metaverse to pass the bitter drink – another one, and are they going? – of listening to the bad opinion that each and every one of the parliamentary spokesmen has of him. Only the PSOE gives him affection. It cannot be said that Sánchez is going through his best period as president. It is even possible to say -without metaverse that is worth- that he is going through one of his worst times. Not because the pandemic was better, but because this crisis now has no clear way out. Nor dark. Moncloa decided transparency on the CNI and runs the risk of dying of transparency. Sánchez was forced to confess that he did not know that some of his investiture associates were being spied on by the CNI. “It is not known which is worse. If he knew it… Or that he didn’t know it”, Aitor Esteban told him. Hence this dead end road.

The president has to see things very badly to go to Congress to talk about the CNI and start blaming the PP for the recordings of Villarejo that the newspaper El País is publishing. Scandalous, yes, but almost politically harmless for the current PP.

Perhaps because the debate on Pegasus was held at a time when the political-media tension on the issue has greatly diminished, the metaverse was more visible than ever on each side of the hemicycle.

This crisis has a less clear way out for Sánchez than that of Covid

The conservative opposition and the allies of the Government coincided in assuring with apparent conviction that Sánchez is a slave who lives on his knees. Although they differ in identifying the owner of whom he occupies the Moncloa. For PP, Ciudadanos and Vox, the president kneels in front of the separatists and the friends of the terrorists, while the independentistas, and a little bit of Podemos, see Sánchez chained to the deep state and to the sewers. The public can choose. Traitor to the country, or coward in front of the Bunker. Either they have him by the seats, or the Moroccan secret services are blackmailing him for the Sahara.

The parliamentary metaverse flows with scoops of thick words. Thus, Sánchez refers to the testosterone of the president of Vox, and Santiago Abascal replies that it makes no sense to criminalize the male hormones that are so necessary. And what was the debate about? It does not matter. Abascal acts as head of the opposition without filters, a gang member, with the permission of Isabel Díaz Ayuso. Vox deputies are crazy about Abascal’s rhetoric, and perhaps their voters too. Everything that is not treating Sánchez as an envoy from Hell to end Spain is typical of lazy people.

He announced some legal reforms on the CNI and the Law of Secrets. But the metaverse, on the eve of an electoral campaign, was not for nonsense. He went to his stuff. Virtually none of the speakers responded to Sánchez’s offer to reform the CNI and the Official Secrets Law.

Sánchez would like to live in another metaverse. But that’s what there is. He has a Parliament hostile to the right, left and centre. Even Inés Arrimadas, who continues to dwell in the centered seats, she wants to be like Abascal. In the session on the CNI she used the same concepts as Vox. Or so similar that they sounded the same.

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