Roberto Giménez Gracia, 29 Decembre 2021
Pere Aragonès made his Sant Esteve speech at a school in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, where he defended linguistic immersion / GENCAT
We have had a special Christmas because of Covid-19; I do not know anyone who does not have a relative who has not died, or a friend. The coronavirus is the neo black plague of the 21st century. Every century has had one; the difference in this one is that it has only killed older people. Older people who have not been vaccinated, and that I know, are in danger even if they do not leave home. The weekends are at risk because they are in contact with their relatives.
In Catalonia, we still have the same separatist discourse of President Pere Aragonès, he has the same intention as the previous president, Quim Torra. He doesn’t care about the law. He made the traditional Christmas speech for first time on Boxing day of Sant Esteve when he travelled on purpose to one of the public schools in the metropolitan area to implicitly say that he will not apply the law, that he will not apply the 25% of Spanish sentenced in a High Court because he defends education only in Catalan, and he does so in a public school in Santa Coloma de Gramanet where families speak in Spanish.
It is true that in Catalonia almost all Catalans speak both languages, but we all prefer to speak the mother tongue, it is a natural right. Catalan was not lost in the Franco dictatorship. The advantage of Spanish is, as is known, that it is spoken as it is written …
The fact that it is majority in the mass media, and that it is the most widely spoken first mother tongue of the West is a privilege, it is spoken by 500 million people.
Spanish and Catalan are not in danger no matter how much the President of Catalan government would like not to comply with the law …