Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For having a democracy (and in order to have a democracy), we need not only the compliance of the laws, we also need that these laws be democratic laws.

Yesterday, Spain, suffered a sad and deep democratic regression, or perhaps It showed that its democracy has the roots in the dark earth of the former dictatorial regime. What happened was that a non binding votation was forbidden to catalan people. A votation that only wanted to ask people about their wishes of starting a process to change the Constitution. For having a democracy, and in order to have a democracy, we need not only the compliance of the laws, we also need that these laws be democratic laws. If the Spanish Constitution doesn't allow a non binding votation to ask catalan people their will about the decission of starting a process to change this Constitution ( to start a legal process through legal state's mechanisms)... if this happens this fact means that this Constitution is not a democratic constitution. The idea that expresses that this constitution is not a democratic constitution is not a crazy idea. This Constitution was born in the first times after the dictator Franco, when the winds of the dictatorship still blew. In those times, people could only decide between this Constitution and a dark and dangerous future without clear enough rights.
Besides... Mr Rajoy, the president of Spain, didn't tell the truth when he said on monday that “no one group of Spaniards could take decisions on sovereignty that affected the whole country” In fact, the votation wasn't convoked to take decisions on sovereignty that affected the whole country but to ask to the catalan people if they wanted to start a change in the constitution through legal steps and under the spanish laws. This fact means that Mr Rajoy did not read, or did not understand, the parameters of the votation, or that perhaps he really was lying.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spain is not a real union if It doesn't accept the will of union of the nations that form it.

A bath in loch ness (Scotland) 
with the Catalan Banner on hands.
The  human maturity is a gift of all the persons who have learned to love; to love persons and peoples. The differences between the peoples, differences on languages, on views, on cultures... mean a richness from the point of view of mature people that have learned to love human kind and its diversity. 
However, exists a sindrome, an illness of the souls, an animal pulsion, a bestial power that push the persons to hate those who are differents. Some people hate the peoples that, inside their same political state, use a different language, have a different style or culture or habits or laws or life's conception... This fact is really an illness, a shameful and ugly illness, an illness that has its roots on the ignorance and the chauvinism of a bad education, an education tied to the hate to all the ideas or realities that endanger the war's possessions of the political state.
This is the drama of Catalonia, a nation decreased by the instinctive contempt of so many spanish governments that fear the culture, the freedom and the power of Catalan Nation.   When bourbon troops destroyed Barcelona in 1714, and when Spanish Bourbon Crown derogated the Catalan government, this centralist dinasty made efforts to delete any sign of what once Catalonia was. 
"Como si no tuviera gobierno alguno" (like they hadn't any kind of government) the spanish authorities wrote when they occupied the catalan country. 
They not only abolished catalan institutions, they also tried to delete any mark, any sign, any memory of what this institutions had been. They tried to show that Catalan nation never had existed. The Barcelona's banners and Saint Eulalia's pennon were stolen by the bourbon army and taken away to Madrid. The Marquis of Castel Rodrigo, that was the general of the Bourbon army, burned all the books, symbols, and signals of what had been the old catalan state.
"Y que no quede memoria de ellos..." (And that no one remember them...) said this monstrous person, educated in the hate to all that was different.

The current Spanish government defends with its attitude the scurfy and pathetic chauvinism of bourbon dinasty, treating Catalonia as it wasn't a nation, disregarding its will of nation, its will of deciding its own linguistical and educative police, and squeezing the economy of a land that have been working hard for centuries. 

At least, we want to decide in a democratic votation what we want for our land. Spain is not a real union if It doesn't accept the will of union of the nations that form it. If this votation shows the will of belonging to Spain, we will belong to Spain with joy. Laws don't make nations, the nations make laws. 

As you know, next november 9th, Catalan government, obeying the will of its parliament, has convoked a non binding votation to show what catalan people think about their future as a nation. Spanish government doesn't allow that votation. This prohibition has increased the number of persons that think that independence is the only way to live as a catalan in an asphyxiating circumstances of impositions and prohibitions.

Why Spain doesn't allow a democratic way of solving a conflict? What is Spain afraid of?  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reasons why to vote YES for Scotish independence. (The view of a foreigner)

Only Scotland's people can decide their future, and I deeply want what Scotland's people decide, whatever this decission be. The only and real victory will be what people decide. However, despite I am not Scottish, and that I'm Catalan, from my far view,  I would humbly like to express to you, Scotland's people, my wishes of independence for you. But I want to insist in the fact that my wishes do not matter; the only important and essential issue is the opinion of Scotland's people. 

Why I think that the independence is the best future for Scotland?   

-... because, perhaps, one day, the government of UK may not be like the present UK's government, that is democratic and respectful. And  because perhaps, one day, a future UK's Prime Minister may not respect the right of Scottish people to be free, to have a parliament, to call themself “nation”... If Scotland gets its independence, this drama will never happen.

-...because, perhaps, one day, in a far future, Scotland's people want to be independent... and perhaps that day, the UK's government may not allow a referendum... and perhaps that day this prohibition may produce an explossion of violence and war. The peacefully freedom of today can avoid the possible war of tomorrow.

-...because with a yes to the independence, Scotland will teach to the world that to reach a political aim none needs to war nor to hate nor to destroy anyone... Now is the time to leave archaic and bestial ways to solve conflicts. Now is the time to turn violence into dialogue. Now is the time to transform the contempts into democratic attittudes.

-...because the capacity of every nation to decide all about itself  is a natural power, and a good power, and a healthy  power... more healthy than the charge of depending on other people to decide about the own interests. 

-...because with a yes to independence will become true the dreams of those who gave their lifes to achieve a free nation; Robert The Bruce, William Wallace, Andrew of Moray... and many more...

-...because the great achievements need great risks. And because the right to decide the own policies and the own fates is a great achievement. The great victories need the braveness and the generosity of taking risks to benefit the future generations: your sons, the sons of your sons, and all those to come. The future generations will thank today's generation for its braveness and generosity on the decission of building a free an independant nation.

-...because the democratic oportunities to reach independence are not abundant, are rare chances. If Scotland looses this occasion, many generations will lament this wastage. For centuries, in the past, many people have yearned a free and independant Scotland. And in the future, many people will remember this moment and this chance.   

As a catalan citizen, I dream for my little country an opportunity like yours... You already have this opportunity. Make it! Be free!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Edinburgh in the night.

Edinburgh in the night,
and a explossion of light,
with the stone of the fronts,
drawing up smart lines 
of the dreams and the drums,
in the dark city's closes,
while a fairy sings loud,
and a lullaby sounds, 
through a window in pale
yellow candle of oil,  
under the biggest moon
beyond the fog it shines
dress of colours and roses
beside the freedom's minds
where the great poet lies
despite the time goes by.
For a soul of his age
he is pure like a child
at the end of the days.

                                                Jeremias Soler

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Letter to the world in the national day of Catalonia (September, 11th) We are made of ten thousand bloods, we are not a race, we are a soul, and this is your land, because our doors are open.

The people, Catalonia's persons, their dreams, their decisions, their hope... don't belong to Spain. What people is, what people want, what people love... doesn't belong to Spain. The value of every person of Catalonia, his natural right to opine about the future of his country, about his language, about his education... doesn't belong to Spain.
This Thursday, september 11th, Catalonia celebrates its national day. In this day, three hundred years before, the army of the king of Spain, Phillip V, destroyed the city of Barcelona and killed its main defendants and many of its citizens. From that moment, Spain banned the use of catalan language, enforcing spanish language in oficial life, and abolished the government of catalan nation, initiating a plan to delete Catalonia from the set of the world's nations. Someone could find strange that Catalonia celebrates its national day in the date of a defeat, but we celebrate that despite defeating we are still alive, we are still a nation, and that more than six milions of persons speak catalan. We are a nation without state, but we "are", and our wishes and hopes will never be banned for any law or repression. The most powerfull way of being is being despite the attacks of those who wish our destruction as a nation. Nothing is so real as the country that exists despite the difficulties and the contempts. Our core, as a nation, is our will of being. No one, not even Franco, with all his repression and dictatorship, could not dissolve our culture. This is our victory. We have no weapons, we are a pacific country. Our strongest weapon is our culture, our sanity, our words, our will of dialogue, our capacity to host people from around the world. We are made of ten thousand bloods, we are not a race, we are a soul, and this is your land, because our doors are open.

Next novembre 9, we want to vote in a referendum that Spanish government doesn't allow. Probably our Catalan government will be suspended and our president will be incarcerated, but... what  is the legitimacy of Spanish State if its strategy to continue existing is to forbid the will of six milions of persons? 

When these dramatic events occur, we will need your love, your support, your voice, your opinion, your empathy, your friendship... we'll never use weapons, we believe in the votes and the words... When  our little european country be crushed, our only weapon will be your voice. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Unscrupulous sheepherders.

I don't like many things of the world where I live. 
The utilitarian education creates narcissistic monsters.
Fear manufactures bad persons.
People often is a herd moved by unscrupulous sheepherders; 
every sheep has tied dreams;
the identity of every sheep is sheared;
every sheep is punished for being creative.

I don't like the exemplars of monkeys 
that consider themself superior;
they shepherd the flock to where the livestock industry is
to kill or to enslave the sheeps.
But the herd is made of hearts,
and every heart is a creator,
every heart has an unique capacity to create, to love, to grow up.

Everybody has the right to be a superior aim, 
higher than the drove.
Every consciousness is the main aim of the universe.
People should fight for everybody's freedom,
for the right to be free, for the right to be creator, for the right to be able to love.
Everybody has the right to identity, the right to be oneself.
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