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We will not retreat. (A letter to somebody)

You have in front of you the peaceful and strong step of the people who walk forward. We steadily take steps forward by the path of the international legality and the correct completion of the processes. You forbid the sidewalk; and we walk forward by the kerbstone. You forbid the road; and we will walk forward by the mountain path. Whatever it is what you forbid, we will find the door of the freedom, and your clumsy tantrum will not achieve the objectives of contempt. You can not stop a people who knows where it goes. You can not neglect the will of milions of people who know they are a nation. Your clumsy tantrum symbolizes the failure of intolerance. As Winston Churchill said: “The cause of freedom has in it a recuperative power and virtue which can draw from misfortune new hope and new strength”.  We will not retreat. You can come with your prohibitions, with the Constitutional Court invaded by individuals related to your party, with the ethernal no, and no, and no... as the only …

What is happening in Catalonia.

In 2010, a Spanish sentence cropped and diminished the Catalan Statute. The Catalan Statute had been voted by most of the Catalan people. This statute accepted the evidence that Catalonia was a nation, and also accepted the fact that this nation belonged to Spanish State. Several persons from Spain's hierarchy banned many of the articles of this statute. For instance, they prohibited the word “nation” for Catalonia and they removed other important points that were tied with the Catalonia's dignity and with their identity's signs. From that moment, Catalonia woke up from a relatively long time of resignation, and started a hard and persistent path to where the freedom and the autodetermination's right is.
We choose to go to the freedom's land, not because it is a land of material richness and economical power, but because it is the land of our soul, of our right of being a nation. We choose to go to the freedom's land because we want to be a free people, a people l…

Dialogue, democracy, peace, tolerance... This is the road.

This blog writes what many catalan people feel in their hearts. Probably, many Spanish people, beyond Catalonia, don't understand this feelings. There has been a deep and strong work of distortion in all over Spain for the last centuries. Spanish people, all the honest citizens, have been cheated for decades about the plurinational character of their state. They have been indoctrinated in the idea of a only Spain, of a uniform Spain, of a uniform and only nation. It must be hard to accept that the only nation that schoolmasters taught us for our tender years of childhood is really a big state made of many cultures, many nations, many peoples, fraternal nations, fraternal peoples... that for many years have grown together, sometimes due to the force of the weapons.  Milions of persons ignore the reality of Spain. The imposition of Castile has despised any other soul, shelving any other language at the corner of unimportant issues. The aversion to the non understood languages has su…

-"You can't" -says Spain.

. . . .  -“You can't” -says the Spanish authorities to the Catalan People.  ”You can't call yourself “nation” “You can't write on your laws that Catalonia is a nation” “You can't convoke any democratic consultation” “You can't decide the strategies of your education system” “You can't manage your taxes” “You can't decide the budgets of your country” “You can't be a country, only a part of a bigger country.” “You can't denounce the torturers and the executioners of the last dictatorship” “You can't have your own national soccer team, nor your own national selection in any sport”. “You can't propose your language as an official European language in the parliament of European Union.” “You can't use your language in the courts, in the police station, in the borders..." “You can't wave the flag of Catalonia in your ships and boats, vessels, frigates...” “You can't show the signs and the words of your country in your car's registration plate..…

The “others” are not bothers but brothers; brothers and sisters in this strange and beauteous existence.

Sometimes, life is unable to tell us why we feel as we missed some indeterminated thing. This misterious thing that we miss may be a reality that society has always stealing us. A swift ride may not be enough to understand the issue. We need a slow walk to contemplate the instant that we are living. We are often sucked by the black pipe of the productivity. The world convinces us to feel as we were bees chasing a happiness that we always seek in the future; in a future hive of honey. The modern world's priests of fashion and power with the dazzle of their clothes, and their cars, and their rings, and their snobs shapes... seem to grant us the privilege of imitating them. They assure us that our existence have only value if we live like them, if we seem to them. The secret of the power over the men and women of the world hides in the fear and in the lie. Therefor, those who aren't afraid become free, and those who don't believe all the mermaid's songs, become free too. The g…

The representants of the people of Catalonia decide to continue with the votation that Spanish Government has banned.

"We go ahead, and we do it together" 
Artur Mas, President of Catalonia . In this moments the representants of the people of Catalonia are proclaiming their will of walking towards the votation that Spain's government has banned.In this moments the representants of the people of Catalonia are proclaiming their will of walking towards the votation that Spain's government has banned. Please. Help! We need the words of all the democratic people of the world to convince Spanish government to permit that Catalan people can vote. The banned of Spanish Constitutional Court has no sense because the arguments that this court gave were political arguments and this Court only can proclame juridic arguments. Voting to know the opinion of a people never can be illegal. This was only a non binding votation to ask people if they wish to start a legal process in Spain to change constitution to allow that every land of Spain could vote to be in the Spanish state. Please help! Thanks! . . .To k…