Catalonia (Spain) – Liberation from the EU ?

Dear Mark, because in two weeks the referendum for the independence of catalonia takes place, I wanted to write some thoughts about it.

Liberation from the EU

The Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont has announced that on 1 October 2017, a referendum on the independence of the Catalonia region from Spain will take place. The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rahoy, illegally criminalized the vote of the Catalans and announced that he would go against the referendum “by all means”. Spanish media reports that the central government is planning to send 4,000 policemen to Catalonia to prevent the referendum.

On 1 October, on the day of the election, the officials are to seize urns and voting material. The prosecutor’s office in Spain has criminalized more than 700 mayors from the region of Catalonia and invited them to a hearing. Whoever does not come, is arrested. This is reminiscent of the old, black times of Franco, but does not surprise anyone. Because the majority of the People’s Party (Partido Popular), is nevertheless from the right corner.

“Can anybody in the Western world seriously believe that if 75 percent of the (Catalan) mayors are arrested, they help to solve the problem?” Asked Catalan Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont. All this is happening in an EU country, but the EU is silent, and ahead of all, the President of the EU Commission Juncker. He had announced a press conference on 12.09.2017, which he cancelled! Nevertheless, one can guess how Juncker thinks about the Catalan referendum.

He considers the idea of an independent Catalonia to be a complete nonsense. It would harm its EU politically and economically because an independent country is no longer a member of the EU. Juncker, of course, does not say such a thing, because the consequences of this press conference would be easily imaginable: the Catalan people would have placed alongside the enemy image Madrid the enemy image Brussels. In addition, Scotland could reinstate its independence efforts. That is why Juncker has canceled his press conference and the EU is silent. If their political and economic interest is in danger, then the EU is silent.

The Catalan Prime Minister, Carles Puigdemont, said: “If a majority vote with ‘yes’ at the referendum, we have probably deserved the right to be heard from such people as Mr Junker, for example. They are probably under pressure from Madrid, but I’ve said so many times, and I say it now, in a democracy, the right to ignore someone does not exist. “

But Juncker and his friend Rahoy, do not hold much of democracy. That is why I think that the best for Catalonia would be to leave not only Spain, but also the EU.

I want to finish my thoughts with a sentence from Assange:

@JulianAssange If today is a guide on Oct 1 Europe will birth a new 7.5m nation or civil war. Front page news English media hide. https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/907289458797674496 …

19:32 – 11. Sep. 2017

My best regards to you an all

Venus