Catalonia has called snap elections over its drive for greater independence, deepening Spain’s crisis as its government struggles to avoid a full-blown bailout.
The rich northeastern region’s President Artur Mas added an extra headache for Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who has called for the country to stay united as its fights to secure its public finances.
Mas called an early vote for November 25, a de facto referendum on his demands for greater independence for the big northeastern region, which is fiercely proud of its distinct language and culture.
“It is time to take the risk,” Mas told the regional parliament, after Rajoy last week rejected his proposals for greater powers of taxing and spending.
“If Catalonia were a state we would be among the 50 biggest exporting countries in the world,” he said.
Last month, Catalonia was forced to reach out for 5.0 billion euros ($A6.24 billion) from a central government fund to help it pay its 40-billion-euro debt, which is equal to a fifth of its total output.
The region complains that it gets far less from Madrid than it pays in taxes.
The people of Spain has tried to escape Fascism in Europe before. In january 1930, Spain got rid of a military dictator. The second Spanish republic was formed. With Fascists ruling in both Italy and Germany, also Spain is lead down the same path from 1936.
The people of Catalonia has been one of the strongest opponent to the ongoing centralists feudal rule in Europe. The present rule in Europe is very similar to the rule the fascists wanted before World World II.
Regional and decentralized rule in Europe will be fought tooth and nail by the Fascists. They want to pave the way from the strong man, a ruler that will be exalted and will exalt him self.
The King Who Exalts Himself
“The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his fathers he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.
Catalonians are in favor of strong regions in Europe, and that power and finances should be regionalized. This must be a clear alternative to a technocrat rule of Europe, with all powers gathered at few hands.
Unfortunately, the fascists will use force to crush the popular and democratic uprising in Barcelona. Just like they did in 1936.
Those who desire and welcome the rule of the final Antichrist will not permit self rule and the establishment of new regional centers of powers in Europe.
Written by Ivar