Goodbye to 2018 in Catalonia: a year marked by continued repression by the Spanish State and regression for Catalan independentism and republicanism; a year full of painful dates and anniversaries
Category: The gutter
This is the pathetic state that politics in Spain has been reduced to. To outsiders it seems too surreal to be true. Catalans will tell you that surreal became the new normal some time last autumn and that this autumn the crisis will deepen.
The serious Spanish press: ‘fat’, ‘filthy’, ‘sweaty’, ‘flabby’, ‘gross’, just some of the abuse that Anna Gabriel has to put up with from Spain’s right-wing media every day
Back in the news, Anna Gabriel has once again been subject to the regulation sexist and classist insults and personal attacks from the Spanish right. ‘Fat’, ‘filthy’, ‘sweaty’, ‘flabby’, ‘stinking’, ‘gross’, ‘ugly’, ‘homely’ are just some of the insults and comments about her physical appearance and her image.
“Many journalists now are no more than channelers and echoers of what George Orwell called the ‘official truth’. They simply cipher and transmit lies.” John Pilger
The Spanish government and media want us to believe that fake news bankrolled from abroad, especially Russia, interfered in the Catalan election and at the same time would like us to ignore the massively expensive homegrown production of alternative facts, fake news, post truth, hysterical exaggeration and racist demonisation. You know: lies. Trump-style, they assert that any critical voice or opinion diverging from the Spanish government line are ‘fake news’.
For an international media organisation with the reputation of The Guardian to give credence to a right-wing trolling campaign while failing to report the real news is shocking. They are making light of an anti-democratic repression of human rights.
Today my UNDERAGE daughter told me she’d received an email from @CiudadanosCs asking for her vote in the 21-D elections.
Ciutadans ha estat picant aquesta metàfora en ferro fred des del començament del partit. Aquí teniu una selecció de referències al Matrix dels seus representants, i altres. La metàfora també és un gran favorit dels blocaires feixistes.