Monday, November 9, 2009

On Portugal's Development

Seeing we have no big natural riches, we are not a wealthy country. But we are developed. The general idea of Portuguese governments is to improve our accessibility by other EU countries, but at what expense? Talks about high-speed trains coming into Portugal and adding more Airports to the country will only bring in richer foreigners that will use our country for their own purposes. I'm not against other countries or nationalities, just against this cruel assassination of ourselves. We are civilized, i don't beleive there will be another conquest attempt, not at a small one-country scale at least. Small poor countries should concentrate on themselves and not open their doors to others, if they wish to preserve their identity. I say, improve what the country has, do not trample over the few riches we have in order to keep up with our peers. Dissolution is a reality, and Portugal is heading this way. A new Airport was to be built over a natural reserve. The train tracks was (or still is, i don't know) to cut through a natural reserve that contains some bird species that can only be found in one or two countries in the EU. Grab onto what we have and don't fall into pressure. Money coming in from the EU pressures the goverment to accept new instalations? That's opression. Is that what the EU is all about? The same money has been spent on buildings that are now abandoned, under-used or never finished. Spending money wisely, and not giving into excessive development due to peer pressure is what lacks in Portugal.