Francois Meylan 20/2/2021
PHOTOGRAPHY. UNIVERSITY OF LÉRIDA (CATALUÑA) SPAIN. 16.02.2021. View of the criminal rapper from the far left, Pablo Hasel, during his arrest after refusing to voluntarily enter prison after being processed, tried and convicted by the Justice for the crime of glorifying terrorism by the communist separatist terrorist band ETA, del Grapo and the Islamist terrorist gang Al Qaeda. Efe
Many media outlets are complacent in claiming that rapper Pablo Rivadulla Duró (Pablo Hasel) has been convicted of alleged public insults to the monarchy. The truth is more serious than some “headlines” who seek, once again, to sell.
Pablo Hasel – whose real name is Pablo Rivadulla Duró -, a rapper among many others, until recently totally unknown, has chosen provocation and the apology of hatred to attract attention. A way to deal with a talent that you obviously don’t have. From there to considering him an artist there is a step that I will not take.
I have wondered about the definition of art. The one that a retired Fine Arts teacher gave me fits my conception of greatness: “Art is the result of self-improvement.” “Is it an exaggeration to apologize to terrorist organizations like ETA, which has cowardly murdered more than 800 people, among them unarmed citizens, women and children, in a country where the exercise of democracy is not questioned by any serious institution of the United Nations (UN) or State Organization?
Probably, that it is an overcoming of oneself in stupidity but it is certainly not art.
Pablo Rivadulla Duró had until last Friday, February 12, 2021, at night to voluntarily enter prison and begin serving the nine-month sentence that justice imposed on him. Condemned for exalting terrorism, as well as for insults and slander against the crown and the State.
Therefore, I will not comment on the nature of the sentence. I am only wondering about the criminal provisions, to the extent that they exist, of other European countries regarding an individual who publicly utters insults and threats. Because the person in question has also threatened a witness.
I also wonder what impact this would have on our media, many of which try to satisfy a moralist left that is only progressive in name, if Hasel apologized for Nazism instead of the murderous Basque separatists or the “Grapo” , another criminal movement.
And what would the collective of artists – real artists this time – who recently signed a platform in support of Pablo Rivadulla Duró would say if they replaced the police, the Bourbons and the supposedly “fascist” Spain that the “rapper-artist” asks for implicitly that it is erased from the face of the earth by “Jews”, “blacks” or “Arabs”?
Finally, what was he still doing in this country where the air is so unbreathable?
Unfortunately, his conviction by criminal justice gave him publicity that he would never have obtained through other means. At the very least, it deserves disapproval and indifference. The problem is that once we legislate the response to the call to hatred and murder, it is difficult to apply the law only when riots are not likely to occur. Certainly, there is still much pedagogical work on the part of our intellectuals and other opinion makers to explain the seriousness of Pablo Hasel’s behavior.
Let us remember that in neighboring France heinous murders have been perpetrated by unbalanced people inspired by calls to hatred and murder on social networks.