Ideology vs. reality
As a foreigner in Catalonia

May 14, 2023

Under the headline „Sublime response of a Frenchman when he stays in a hotel in Catalonia and he is addressed in Catalan“, el.Catalá reports this weekend about the stay of a Spanish-speaking Frenchman in Catalonia.

It happens again and again that separatists think that foreigners coming to Catalonia should speak Catalan. I myself can tell of such experiences. For example, my sons (fluent in Spanish) and I were asked to speak English instead at a campsite. However, this form of communication failed due to the lack of English skills of our separatism inclined interlocutors.

In fact, the level of English proficiency in Spain is rather more modest than in Germany „thanks“ to appropriate language training in schools. But that is not the point here.

It is the image of some separatists of their own importance in the world that leads them to think that they have to set up their own embassies in other countries or that they want to force foreigners to learn their regional language.

The Frenchman's answer was simple: „I am French. If I have made the effort to learn Spanish, I want the receptionist to speak to me in Spanish or French and not in Catalan when I am in Spain.“

The comment of elCatalá on this: „What should be a cultural asset in Catalonia has turned into a throwing weapon and a political tool for some. And more and more citizens are rebelling against these practices, fatigue is growing. Secessionism would do well to criticize itself and think deeply about what is happening.“

It remains only to add that the elections in Spain on May 28 will also reflect a little on the linguistic situation, although the issues of separatism and linguistic imposition will not be central to it.
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Myths and deceptions of Catalan nationalism

Peredo Alvaro discovered on his homepage "piratas&emperadores" the myths and impostures of Catalan nationalism.

Here you'll find the translation

Languages in Spain
Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Mallorquin, Valenciano etc.

The strategy of recatalanization

1980 the Spanish journal "El Periodico" published a secret document about the strategy of the Catalan government. It shows in a frightening way the actual spiritual world of the separatist leaders.

Now it is available in english translation.

the separatist's imperial claim

The Catalan government exports the conflict into communities with Catalan population, supporting all efforts of the separatists including financial means to destroy Spain.
An important tool is the establishment of a language dictatorship that is not afraid to use the same means as Franco.

Separatist indoctrination

In 2017, the teachers' union AMES published a study on school textbooks, as they appeared in Spain and in Catalonia on the same topic. In this study the indoctrination becomes clear, as it describes how Separatists operate. It is now translated into English

Click here to read the study

Language imposition and democracy

An essay in 6 parts on the potentially violent effect of language imposition containing contributions from South Africa, Catalonia, Ukraine and France.

go to part 1 SticSti


The title says: "Catalonia, a conflict is exported. Insights of a migrant"
Sorry, up to now, this book is only available in German. However, drop us a line, if you are interested to learn more Contact.