From the Catalan political prisoner to the citizen that wishes to protest injustice, human rights are being breached in Spain; all day, every day
Ignoring the violent element in Spanish unionism is blind or propagandistic, but Spanish unity takes precedence over all else, including the truth
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.
“Arrimadas, de Páramo or Villegas’ rhetoric makes me puke”
Unequivocal condemnation of all violence on either side of the ideological divide is the only acceptable message to send.
While the Catalans still say sorry for existing, the Spanish never say sorry for anything and, if Albert Rivera’s España Ciudadana gets its way, never will. Why should they? Pablo Iglesias blamed the Catalan secessionists for awakening the Spanish nationalist beast and now Quim Torra is to blame for Article 155 not being lifted. As ever it is the Catalans own damn fault.
The Nazis in Spain are those that tattoo swastikas, or similar, on their skin or glorify the Third Reich. The terrorists in Spain are those who have committed or incited intimidatory violence for their cause. To call a Catalan independentist a Nazi or a terrorist in 2018 is an abomination.
Last November El Nacional published an article by Jordi Galves entitled ‘Cornellà is not like Catalonia’ which caused quite a stir and led to his becoming the first journalist in the Spanish state to be accused of a hate crime.