Separatist logic
About the right to decide

The separatists understand this as the right to secede from the Spanish state. Is this democratic and would this law also apply within a hypothetical state of Catalonia?

El Confidencial [1] reported on March 10, about a meeting of the Catalan President Quim Torra in the Valle de Arán with the local government there. In this valley in the Pyrenees, Aranese is spoken, the third official language in Catalonia.

The Aranese people demand the right to separate themselves from Catalonia with a referendum in case of a Catalan secession from Spain. El Confidencial writes: „With the 'Procés' in full swing, the Independentistas promised the Arán Valley its own status and the best conditions to exercise its right to decide. But all were promises. Nothing has been translated into papers or reality.“

Already in May 2016, El Confidencial reported on the only thing one can believe the separatists: „If Catalonia becomes independent, Catalan and Aranese are the only two official languages of the country. This is what the draft of the Catalan Constitution, with 17 speakers for more than a year, including the former Senate of the ERC and Santiago Vidal i Marsal, will present to the Catalan Speaker of Parliament, Ms Carme Forcadell, this Wednesday.“ In other words, Spanish, the language of the majority in all Spanish autonomous regions, is to be abolished as the official language in Catalonia.

The blog ProU (prou is Catalan for Basta! Enough!) also came back yesterday on this draft constitution, in which it amongst others quoted:

„- to ban the existence of any political organization whose aim was to keep the union with Spain or to end the independence of Catalonia.
- forbid all Catalans who were civil servants, police officers, civil or military guards for Spain to acquire the citizenship of the Republic whose establishment was planned by the secessionists.“ [2]

We already said yesterday that the CDR (Catalan, violent separatists) in Aragón began tearing down traffic signs and demanding the annexation of an area near Teruel. [3]

These incidents, though alarming, are certainly no reason to panic. But a good reason to think about the next elections and now, whenever possible, to do something about the Valenciano dictatorship, especially in schools.