This is strange; the people at the top are obsessed with control; but no one else is the least bit interested in it. Being controlled seems to be what they want. They are flattered that powerful people want to control them; and are willing to entertain them for free – or at least for very little. They watch on as powerful forces combat each other, like spectators at a gladiator fight.
That they are the losers, no matter what happens, does not occur to them.
I can even see this happening in the Orosi Valley, an area area of little economic importance. Costa Rica was lately part of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, that was negotiated with the United States. Like all these so-called free trade agreements, it was not about free trade at all. It was negotiated, in secret, between the rich and powerful in Central America and their…
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