In Spain, they've got problems. Big problems. They've got a huge, national hangover from decades of progressive binging - high unemployment, mountains of debt, banks in danger of failing and a contracting economy. The Spanish government is doing what all governments do after a blinding epiphany about how the real world treats profligates - it's cutting spending and regulations. Spanish lefties are protesting.
Is it me or does this protest look pretty tepid? Lots and lots of cameras, a few hundred chanting protesters and a few tiny fires. A couple of kids spray painting clichés on walls. The cameras never back up to show a town square filled with demonstrators. There's no indication this is anything more than a temporary inconvenience to everyone else.
Could it be that Spain is growing up?