And there are the Catalans, in limbo in their non-republic, lost in the wilderness, unsure which way to go.
The response to this outrageous abuse of judicial power and the general inertia that has gripped Catalan politicians could be massive. It could be that all-illusive 1 October moment that was wasted by Catalan leaders a year ago. It will not be violent.
It is the revolution paid for out of the people’s own pockets and with the people’s own time, all of it made possible by volunteers. I will never tire of telling the story of 1 October, 2017. It’s a story that has changed lives.
Spain’s position is untenable and Borrell’s task impossible. Spain’s damaged image is well deserved and probably irreparable.
Spanish judges compare Puigdemont to a rapist and Òmnium to gang rapists
Independentism and its leaders are involved in a “coup”, they are “Nazis”, a “virus”, a “germ”. People who are mobilising in Catalonia act like “idiots”, they are “criminals”, “violent” or “extremists” to whom the “Penal Code must be applied” because they have leaders who are “sons of bitches” or “like rapists”