Sunday, 26 April 2009

It is official: Spanish state condones Fascism

Rab is back with a scoop: the Spanish state in its present form is the legacy of Franco’s regime and it condones Fascism.

OK, if you have read this blog before, you will know it is not a scoop. I have written before about how Spain is a half-baked democracy.

- Banning of political parties: March-07, Sept-08
- Media censorship: July-07
- How to kill off a language: Jan-08
- Francoist roots of the Partido Popular: March-08, July-08
- Defective democracy: Jan-06, Feb-07, July-08, Dec-08
- Catalanophobia: Oct-05,Aug-06, Nov-08

But this time is just so blatant: the Spanish Ministry of Defence argues that it is perfectly normal to have a portrait of General Franco in one of the military residences in Barcelona.

Can anyone imagine a similar situation in Germany or Italy with Hitler or Mussolini?
Of course not, but Spain is different!

If this had happened in Germany, the outcry would have been extraordinary. But in Spain the state is fully supportive.

Franco’s legacy indeed.

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