Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Catalan Town Votes for Independence from Spain

Surprised (am I really?!) that none of the 'Welsh' media ran this story. Arenys de Munt, a small town mid-way between Barcelona and Girona in Catalonia, voted for independence from Spain.

The town's mayor held the election.... even though (or because of rather) the fact that Spain won't allow Catalonia to hold such a vote. The Spanish state declares that a vote on independence in 'unconstitutional' - the word 'unconstitutional' is used of course to give their colonial prejudice some semblance of intelligence and legality.

Much the same way as divorce was once 'unconstitutional' or gay rights was 'unconstitutional' or breaking apartheid laws were 'unconstitutional'. Put it in UK terms, under Spain's 'constitution' the Irish (and the Good Friday Agreement) would not be allowed nor would the Scots or us be allowed to hold a referendum on independence! It's all nonsense really.

The Catalans, like the Basques and Galicians, predate the Spanish state and so have a right to leave that state. In fact, had luck (and France) been on their side in the 18th century Catalonia would now be independent like Portugal are.

In any case, a campaign is gathering apace in Catalonia for the right of the Catalan nation to decide its own destiny within or without the Spanish state. Some time the Spanish conquistadors will have to give into democracy in Catalonia like the Basque Country and Galicia.

1 comment:

Garci said...

Sincerely, it is quite outrageous to see how much the Welsh nationalists are learning the ways of the Catalan nationalists. Luckily for you, you are still far away for getting to the level of fascism that arises from Catalan politics. You are still far from banning English to be taught at schools. You are still far from sanctioning shops with a banner written in English. You are still far from heavily subsidizing media whose only goal is to execcrate anything coming from Spain, and I hope, you are still far away from having public figures of first order that openly (I REPEAT, OPENLY!) make racist commentaries about the Englishmen and women. So, I recommend you look for the Welsh "falangists" a bit closer than you suspect.