Some hours ago I asked for help to Europe to solve the conflict between Spain and Catalonia. While I wait for that help today I have read that some kind of Spanish general has reminded everyone how a Catalan president ended some decades ago. Well, the dictator Franco killed him.
So you see. Threats are coming from Spain.
As Spain is now in the European Union and in Nato it is difficult to imagine this general and people like him taking power in Spain in an forced way but who knows.
When a military in Spain reminds us what happens to a Catalan president some decades ago he is threatening the Catalan people to do the same with their president if we in Catalonia decide to be free at least from people like this man.
The other day a person on a train said. What a situation we are. Now it seems as if you onlu could be a fascist or a independentist in Catalonia! It is of course an exaggeration but the climate is quite hard now in Catalonia.
Some people in Scotland maybe worried if they will continue inside the UK or not but they can be comforted that whatever it happens Scotland and the United Kingdom are giving an imge of a very advanced socitey where the things are solved in a peaceful way.
On the contrary in Spain and in Catalonia we have at least three worries:
ONE: THE CRISIS
Will we survive this terrible crisis without bringing the eurozne to collapse? I think the answer is positive because Germany is showing to the world that if once it was the face of the devil now it is at the heart of European peace and stability. We are so used to Germany doing this this last decades that maybe we forget that this could not be the case.
TWO: THE COUNTRY OF MY FUTURE
I envy those people who know that it is quite possible that they will die in the same state that they were born. This is not the case in Catalonia. We may change from being part of a Spanish State to being part of a Catalan State. This is wonderful for some but unfortunately I see advantages and also disadvantges. Would I be able to have a passport from Catalonia and also another from Spain as that would be my wish?
THREE: THE REACTION OF SPAIN TO A REFERENDUM AND THE REACTION OF THE WORLD TO THAT REACTION
This is maybe the most terrible thing. Spain politicians and Catalan government are not able to agrre on how to solve the new panorama that has come to this part of Europe. In fact not only a solution is not been found but the opposite. Spain is acting in a way that won’t bring independence feeling down but just the opposite. Threats and fears seem to be the only thing coming from Madrid. Meanwhile from Barcelona there are different answers. This reminds me unhappily of old times when Catalonia was a source of different solutions while some Spain had just one solution.
But who has the key to solve all this?
As anybody know Spain once upon a time had a lot of lands. Most of these lands now are independent countries. But all these lands were out of the Iberian peninsula. I think it is quite hard for Spain to accept that Catalonia can leave Spain. I understand people that want Catalonia to be part of Spain because when you are in Madrid you even would wish that Portugal was part of a joint venture with Spain. But it has nonsense Catalonia to be part of Spain if most people in Catalonia do not want. It would be quite weird this to happen to say the least.
So I ask again help to Europe.
- Spain votes to stop Catalonia independence referendum… (ca.news.yahoo.com)
- Spanish Military Threatens Treason As Catalonia Seeks Secession Referendum (zerohedge.com)
- Spanish Crisis Revives Calls For Catalan Secession (wnyc.org)
- Scottish independence: Not so much homage to Catalonia, more a warning for Scotland (scotsman.com)