Catalonia’s attempt to remove itself from the Spanish nation drew my interest for two specific reasons.
First off, we are seeing the concept of Democracy as taught to us by the Jews disintegrate at this very moment. We have now beyond a shadow of a doubt learned that voting and popular support only means something so long as it follows a specific party line.
We saw this with Brexit, we saw this with Donald Trump’s victory last year, and now we see this in broad daylight on a level that honestly makes me wonder why the Spaniards are reacting so viciously – taxes and financial issues alone are not usually very emotional in their content.
The only recent exception to the above rule seems to be the Scottish Referendum – my guess is that the (((powers that be))) wanted the Leftist loons (rumor has it that the SNP is secretly led by a shadowy figure known only as Cuckheart: The Gimped Crusader) stuck to Britain in order to serve as a barrier to any sort of Brexit push (this all happened a few years ago if you remember).
And second, as I highlighted just the other day, we see in Catalonia a vision of a likely future involving many of us here in the United States.
Expect any future push at secession to be met with hostility the likes of which has not been seen since the War Between The States more than 150 years ago – total shutdowns, hacking attacks, mass arrests, and killings will all happen.
Therefore, I again urge everyone to study the tactics, responses, successes, and failures of what we witnessed today, for such knowledge may one day save our lives.
The politics of the Catalan people don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things (they’re EU-beholden Leftists much akin to the Scots from what I’ve heard), for what is really of importance is whether a push for total independence in the face of overwhelming Globalism is still realistic in the short to medium term.
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence.
He said the door had been opened to a unilateral declaration of independence.
Catalan officials later said 90% of those who voted backed independence in Sunday’s vote. The turnout was 42.3%.
Spain’s constitutional court had declared the poll illegal and hundreds of people were injured as police used force to try to block voting.
Officers seized ballot papers and boxes at polling stations.
“With this day of hope and suffering, the citizens of Catalonia have won the right to an independent state in the form a republic,” Mr Puigdemont said in a televised address flanked by other senior Catalan leaders.
“My government, in the next few days will send the results of today’s vote to the Catalan parliament, where the sovereignty of our people lies, so that it can act in accordance with the law of the referendum.”
He said the European Union could no longer “continue to look the other way”.
You know something?
When the EU is involved, I wholeheartedly believe in spawning so much chaos that the whole rotten structure comes crashing down with a single kick of the boot.
With each new crisis, we see the Marxist abomination currently dominating Europe teetering closer and closer to a final fall – they’re now in a rather dreadful situation.
Do they dare step in on the side of Catalonia and thus negate their whole philosophy of a united continent loyal only to Brussels?
Or do they step back and make all other separatist movements realize that the only way forward is through isolationism?
No one knows precisely what will happen if Catalan officials actually follow through on their pledge to use the vote — chaotic as it was — as a basis for declaring the northeastern region independent, a provocative move that would threaten Spain with the possible loss of one of its most prosperous regions, including the popular coastal city of Barcelona, the regional capital.
Hundreds of police armed with truncheons and rubber bullets were sent in from other regions to confiscate ballots and stop the voting, and amateur video showed some officers dragging people out of polling stations by the hair, throwing some down stairs, kicking them and pushing them to the ground. Anguished, frightened screams could be heard.
Police were acting on a judge’s orders to stop the referendum, which the Spanish government had declared illegal and unconstitutional — and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said going forward with the vote only served to sow divisions.
In a televised address after the majority of polls closed Sunday, he thanked the Spanish police, saying they had acted with “firmness and serenity” — comments sure to anger Catalans.
Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said the violence, while “unfortunate” and “unpleasant” was “proportionate.”
“If people insist in disregarding the law and doing something that has been consistently declared illegal and unconstitutional, law enforcement officers need to uphold the law,” Dastis told The Associated Press in an interview.
By day’s end, Catalan health services said 844 civilians had been treated in hospitals for injuries, including two in serious condition and another person who was being treated for an eye injury that fit the profile of having been hit by a rubber bullet. Thirty-three police officers were also injured.
Officials planning the police operation may have failed to take into account the ubiquitous use of smart phones with video recorders as violent images were broadcast across the world.
At the Pau Claris School in Barcelona, amateur footage filmed by one voter showed police roughing up unarmed people standing in their way. Amateur video from other locations showed similar tactics, with people seen being hit, kicked and thrown around by police, including elderly people with their dogs, young girls and regular citizens of all stripes. Many tried to shield themselves from being smacked on the head.