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Donna ‘Black-Cat’ Bugat: George F. Will, a crackpot Yankee journo & Murdoch acolyte who backed Iraq War falls short on historical facts, while also conflating Constitutions with law in Catalan hit piece opposing self determination (25.01.2020)

 

George F. Will is such a crackpot Yankee journo who preached against the public who did always unlike him oppose the Iraq War, must have had a very strange ‘education’ at Oxford et al which must have been completely devoid of any historical facts or context.

 

 

... george f.will, the murdoch acolyte was never robbed of his identity, culture and family by the state, when he was a child...

 

 

Perhaps he was too busy being imbued with Bowlby’s fake ‘science’ which involved robbing innocent and defenceless… children of their identity, culture and families as a way of making money.

 

He certainly has deeply offensive historical amnesia about the many thousands of innocent and defenceless… children with Catalan heritage who like myself went ‘missing’.

 

The again he never cared about innocent and defenceless Iraqi people either.

 

The ‘inconvenient truth’ is Catalans are historically multicultural Mediterranean people who were the first to have a recognisable parliament, before the invention of the United States of Ammo and it’s electoral college, which evolved because like the UK with their monarchy and unelected House of Lords, a real public vote simply cannot be countenanced.

 

An ignorant journo who is obviously a fan of any and all monarchists and military dictators, sadly only knows how to make money spinning propaganda, which is not ’news’:

 

"BARCELONA — Beneath the sleek surface of this sparkling Mediterranean metropolis boil passions generated by Spain’s version of identity politics. The passions are aroused by demagogues who hope to shatter a nation. The turmoil in Catalonia — the northeastern of Spain’s 17 regions, which exercise considerable autonomy (over police, health care, education, etc.) — is the toll taken by lies used to manufacture grievances. This is pertinent to the United (for now) Kingdom, and wherever populist resentment-mongers stoke feelings of victimization.

 

The illegal 2017 referendum staged by Catalan secessionists (some are in jail or in exile to avoid trial) yielded a muddy result: The organizers claimed that 90 percent voted for independence, but turnout was only 43 percent. Many boycotted the voting because of its illegality. Nevertheless, 26 days later, the Catalan parliament declared independence. However, on Nov. 10, 2019, in the fourth national election in four years, only 42.5 percent of Catalans supported pro-independence parties. Nevertheless, secessionist leaders will continue to feed to the gullible fictions such as these:

 

Catalans have more “genetic proximity” to the French than to Spaniards. Madrid is “ripping off” and “strangling” Catalonia. Every year, every Catalan family sends to Madrid enough money to buy a car. (Catalonia, which contributes 19 percent to Spain’s gross domestic product and 19 percent of national revenue, has 16 percent of the nation’s population, and receives about 15 percent of disbursed national revenue.) Madrid elites despise Catalans. (A banner on a balcony here: “Independence means dignity.”) Having five Catalans among the 11 starters in Spain’s 2010 World Cup-winning soccer team was a plot to subvert Catalan independence by inspiring national sentiment. And so on.

 

What makes secessionists think a soup of fictions and paranoia will be swallowed? In Britain, the most potent factoid in the 2016 Brexit campaign that won 52 percent approval was that Britain sends to the European Union 350 million pounds ($455 million) a week that otherwise could go to the National Health Service. This propelled Boris Johnson, who has always been parsimonious with truth, into office as the queen’s first minister. In Scotland, where a 62 percent majority opposed Brexit, a large minority feels, as Catalonia’s secessionists do, that they are a nation without a state. In a referendum two years before Brexit, 45 percent of Scots favored independence. That might not have been the last such referendum.

 

Catalan secessionists bowdlerize history in order to weaponize it. At 17 minutes and 14 seconds into FC Barcelona soccer games, independence-minded fans roar. Never mind that 1714 did not, as secessionists insist, end Catalan independence. It ended a war, with few Catalan participants, between two factions supporting rivals for the Spanish throne in Madrid. Secessionists recast the 1936-1939 civil war as a regional conflict between Spain and Catalonia rather than a maelstrom of political pathologies (fascism, communism, anarchism, anti-clericalism).

When Woodrow Wilson proclaimed a right of “self-determination,” Secretary of State Robert Lansing saw dragon’s teeth being sown: “What has he in mind? Does he mean a race, a territorial area, or a community?” Or perhaps a linguistic cohort? Catalonia’s primary and secondary schools devote more than 12 times more hours to teaching the Catalan language — Francisco Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975) tried to extinguish it — than to teaching Spanish. Catalonia’s public television, which is watched by 84 percent of those who voted for independence, promotes independence.

 

Catalans should study Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address, delivered after seven states had voted to secede: “Perpetuity is implied, if not expressed, in the fundamental law of all national governments,” none of which “ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.” Lincoln refuted the South’s “contract” theory of the American union: Can a contract “be peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made it?” Catalonia has no such theory: It never was a sovereign contracting entity. Furthermore, Spain’s constitution, which says the nation is “indivisible,” was ratified by a 1978 referendum of the national electorate, wherein 90.5 percent of Catalonia’s 70 percent turnout approved it — higher support than in Madrid or the entire nation.

 

A minority of the 7.5 million Catalans — one-third of whom were born elsewhere — will continue to seethe about being a “stateless nation,” and will remain as prickly as when, centuries ago, people of this region swore this oath to Spain’s ruler: “We who are as good as you swear to you who are no better than us, to accept you as our king and sovereign lord, provided you observe all our laws and liberties; but if not, not.” Spain, however, will not fragment.

 

The crackpot journo obviously never supported Iraqi people’s self determination either.

 

The truth is journalists, and Johnson is actually one of his job lot, don't want any freedoms like freedom of expression for the public.

 

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