…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Spain has a problem – surplus of democracy. Verbally, that is. Democracy is in everyone’s mouth, be it the Left’s desired restrictions of internet or – Catalonia. Main stream media, directed by Soros and other manipulators, mostly disapprove the Catatonia’s push for independence. I have no opinion on the merits of the peoples’ movement but suspect that it is fomented by Catalonian politicians seeking larger share of the taxpayers’ money. I could be wrong.
The central government, naturally is strongly against any loss of its power and money. Catalonians conducted a referendum of sorts, possibly illegal, but with clear pro-independence result. The central, Madrid government responded with overwhelming police presence, obedient courts and massive propaganda, all in the name of democracy. Madrid then organised the elections and Catalonia still returned pro-independence parties. There are some politicians in jail and some in exile in other European Union countries. I would think that hiding from a repressive Spanish order in Merkel’s Germany is not particularly smart.
Obviously, democracy is not good when the masses do not want what the “elites” want. Even King Philip was at Davos waxing lyrical about democracy – and practically appealed to EU (possibly also to the paymaster Soros) for help against Catalonian deplorables. The word ‘populism’ is now in fashion almost like ‘racism’. Propaganda works. Latests polls showing slightly less enthusiasm for independence are the great joy for the central government.
BUT – when people will finally work it out that putting pieces of paper into plastic boxes would not change anything?