Since the beginning of the 19th century, the official Spanish left has given in to the drive to provoke revolutionary situations and then, once it has created them, does not know what to do with them. The social-podemite government, supported by secessionists and philoetarras, is complying with this ancient law to the letter. We are at the end of the legislature, there is little time left and we must step on the accelerator. That is why one scandal follows another, so that the noise and cockiness, like the one shown in the Senate by a Sánchez on the verge of psychopathic behavior, prevent public opinion from understanding the trajectory he is following.
He doesn’t quite get it, fortunately. She has demonstrated it this week in a brief and resounding Manifest published by some 50 groups and associations, all of them well known for their work in favor of pluralism, tolerance and coexistence in freedom, such as Consensus and Feedback, Assembly for a Bilingual School, Teachers Forum either S’Ha Acabat!. First of all, we must underline the effort of coordination and unity made by the editors and promoters of the communiqué. It is, in itself, a criticism and a challenge, as well as an example, of the political reality of our country. The demand is incorporated into the text of the manifesto, which confirms something basic in a democracy: any reform of the Penal Code, the basic instrument for the defense and application of the Constitution, should have a very majority consensus. Something that the brutal and barracks repeal of the crime of sedition has manifestly breached, by subordinating democratic methods and the defense of the rule of law to partisan interest.
The effort to achieve unity also promotes the demand for an agreement for a common response to the consequences of the independence process that culminated in the 2017 coup d’état. The fragile and precarious agreement regarding the application of article 155 has led, paradoxically, in the defeat of those who prevented the coup and secession, and in the victory of the coup plotters. The latter are seeing their behavior supported by the central government, something that already happened in the so-called “defeat” of ETA in 2011. That is why the manifesto denounces the “dejudicialization” on which the “pax catalana” is based, of which so much the Government boasts and that opens the door to a new “procés”.
The “conflict” has been silenced at the cost of the dismantling of the State and in favor of the freedom of the nationalists to continue, without obstacles, their path towards the disappearance of Spain from the territories in which they govern. For decades we have been witnessing the progressive denationalization of Spain and the constant weakening of the State. The process has accelerated since 2011 and, with more noise – due to the clumsiness of the Catalan secessionists – since 2017. Now we are in another stage, which is the construction of the path towards the balkanization of our country. If no one remedies it, in the next legislature we will witness its realization, through one or more referendum modalities before which the State will no longer have any legal or institutional instrument. Time and time again, every opportunity to prevent this reality has been missed. It remains to be seen what the official Spanish left will do when it confronts the monster it is creating. That is why the intervention and testimony of Spanish civil society is so valuable.