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Shakira has recorded a song in Catalan, and she has been insulted for this reason. Really, People who hates a language, also hates all the languages in the world.

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In Spain, international artists who decide to sing in catalan are despised by many narrow minded people. Shakira has recorded only one song in catalan in his new album, and she has received a lot of insults from many people that identify Spain only with Castilla. 
Castilla is the spanish region that for centuries has dominated Spanish state, and that many times has cut or forbidden any culture different to castilian culture. 
Catalonia, nowadays, is living a convulsed period, with attacks to its autonomy, with cuts in its decision-making in matters like education or taxes. Catalan people have chosen deputies that defend the right of Catalonia to decide its future. The big most of deputies of Catalan Parliament declared some months ago  that Catalonia is a sovereign people and that Catalonia has the right to decide its future like any other people in the world.
Yesterday, The Spanish Constitutional Tribunal, rejected the words of Catalan Parliament, and proclamed null that declaration (the declaration of the parliament of a country, the will of  a whole country) only because Parliament's words were contraries to Spanish Constitution, a law that was approved after Franco's death in a hard period of  stress and darkness. In that moment, people couldn't chose other law that Constitution, a Constitution that was write to please not only all the political parties but also the army of Franco and the ancient dictatorship's powers. 
Because to this Spanish Law, a whole country, like Catalonia, can not decide its future; perhaps this country want that its future is to be into Spain, but catalonia can not even decide this. This country suffers the despise to its language; a constant and cruel despise. Shakira begins to know it.

People who hates a language, also hates all the languages in the world. All the languages of the world reveal us an unique way of understanding the existence, a only way of watching life. Every language is a human treasure, a living treasure, the recording of all the details of the human heart. The more languages we know the more free we are. To love a language means to love all the people who speaks in that language.

So... my friends of all the world that usually read me... I need your help. 
Please... tell to your friends, to your family, to your lands...that the catalan language exists, that catalan literature exists,  that there are in Catalonia more than six milions of persons that must live as if their language was a second-class language. Tell to the people of your scope that the song of the last album of Shakira "Boig per tu" is sung in catalan language. Tell them that catalan language is the language of Catalonia, and that Catalonia  is a land that by now belong to Spanish State. Tell them that Catalonia has a Parliament, and that Parliament of Catalonia can't speak freely, and that catalan people can't decide its future because Spain doesn't want.

Catalonia is a peace's land, our only weapon is the word and the sanity, our only treasure is our culture, and our reason of being is wanting being. In Catalonia, all of you, have your home.      

You can read here the problem that Shakira has suffered for the song "Boig per tu".

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