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So… still you ask why so many catalans want to have their own country? Another reason why we want it.
Anti-abortion people and their bloody ignorance…
Firstly I am from North Catalonia, where if Catalan is not taught to you within your family then you can only speak French. I’m am ruled by French government not Spanish and we have no freedoms. Secondly, on the subject of Catalonia South. They do not force people to speak Catalan, Catalan is simply the primary language which is taught in schools ONLY in Catalan speaking regions, they do not expect anyone nor want anyone else in “Spain” to speak the language. And Catalan has not been allowed to be freely spoken through most of Spanish occupation of the territory, in fact during Franco’s dictatorship it was illegal and very much punishable by force in some cases. Spain after Franco’s death only gave Catalonia rights as an autonomous community to stop an attempt at Independence. This has not worked because those rights are undermined and illegally blocked. Catalonia do not have more rights than other nations in the world. Welsh and Scottish people are all recognised as their own nationality where if a Catalan attempts to identify themselves as their own identity they are told no, you are Spanish. Catalans do not force the use of the Catalan language which is evident by the many thousands of people who can either not speak Catalan because they never grew up and studied in a Catalan school or they are Spanish or a native Spanish speaker and choose not to speak catalan because Spanish is very much used within Catalan so society and there is no need to speak Catalan. The Catalan language has been assaulted for centuries, it is only by the persistence and refusal to stop speaking it, even when then meant punishment that the language is still in use.
Catalonia is taxed very heavily, more so then any other region in Spain, meaning Catalans pay substantially more money than anyone else, and also see very little of it returned. For centuries and still today Catalan money has been spent on the privileges of those in Madrid which have not been seen in Catalonia.
The Spanish still to this day encourage other regions of Spain to not buy Catalan produce.
No other region in Spain have nasty derogatory words for them that are openly used in media.
Can you explain to me what democracy is? Are you aware? Democracy in Europe means the right for people to truly elect their rulers, do you think any Catalans have willingly chosen the pigs that dictate their land and use of their resources? Like Wert who is attempting to once again ban Catalan language being taught in schools, and insisting only Spanish be taught, despite the fact that the use of Catalan has not affected Catalans ability to speak and understand Spanish at all. Yes I am sure every Catalan is very happy with who “they elected”.
Catalonia have more power that Scotland? Ha. Then please explain why Britain have allowed the people of Scotland to hold a referendum on independence and are treating it like any other election of sorts, where as Catalonia have been told no multiple times about holding a referendum even though it is their rights, that you speak of. And have even been threatened with military action by the general of the Spanish army.
Independence was not even the first option of the Catalan government, first was a plea of financial aid, because the unreasonable, unequal and ever increasing tax demands on Catalonia had crippled the region’s economy, President Mas went to Priminister Rajoy and pleaded for help or for the sake and well being of Catalonia they would have no choice but attempt to succeed from Spain because the unequal treatment and Spain’s refusal to allow Catalans to have the power over what happens to them and their resources is now very much harming the region beyond social injustices. Rajoy said no, we will not give you any of your money back, we will not give you a bail out and we will not ease the tax demands, but no you are not allowed to exercise your democratic rights as recognised in both Spain and the European Union either.
Catalans do not believe they are better than the rest of Spain, do you not realise that the Catalans, Basque, Valencians, Spanish Republicans and all Spaniards who appose the fascists Spanish government and monarchy are all in a strong relationship with one another?
Catalonia do not attempt to push their language, culture or any other aspect of their society on anywhere else in Spain, they do not even demand that non Catalans in Catalonia have to do these things, all they demand is rights to be able to be a Catalan without fear.
Another question I ask you, how many innocent Spanish civilians have been murdered by Catalans in the name of Catalonia? Less than 20 maybe? How many innocent Catalans have been murdered by the Spanish in the name of Spain? Tens of thousands.
Catalonia live currently under a government who do not allow them to exercise their human and civil rights, are placing more attacks on their language, are being threatened with military force and their very existence branding disgusting throughout the rest of Spain. This all sounds familure no?
How many times do you see gangs of neo Nazi Catalan thugs marching through Madrid attacking symbols of Spain and causing violence.
How many times do you see Catalans chanting the names of fascist dictators with their right arms in the air?
Catalonia want one thing, the right to decide their own future.
If you see supremacy in Catalans but not in the Spanish then I am afraid it is very much yourself who is displaying lack of intelligence and lack of development.
Please educate yourself on the Catalan people and not through the bias teaching of the very people that oppress them or please do not return to my inbox. Educating ignorant children is not in my list of things to do today.
Manifestación por la independencia de Catalunya, hoy 11 de septiembre dia de la Diada.
Timelapse Diada de Catalunya - 11 Setembre 2014
Feliç diada catalans ! (Tomada con Instagram)
Diada 2014 manifestació pel dret a decidir a Barcelona
SPAIN, Barcelona : Catalan hold Catalan independentist flags (Estelada) during celebrations of Catalonia National Day (Diada) in Barcelona on September 11, 2014. Red and yellow flags filled the streets of Barcelona today as Catalan nationalists fired up by Scotland’s independence referendum rallied to demand a vote on breaking away from Spain. Demonstrators planned to mass in the late afternoon along two central Barcelona avenues in the shape of a giant letter “V” for vote. AFP PHOTO/ LLUIS GENE
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