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Who dares asking the consumer to build a country? Stop buying from Amazon, do not go to supermarkets that are not secessionists, abandon whisky and go to the ratafía? And, above all, who dares believing that this diehard appeal could have a significant impact? In the ANC they call it “strategic consumption”

Valentí Puig

23.06.2019

The self-destruction of the proces was not predetermined by fatalism, but by a set of propensities, resistances and reactions that could gradually diminish its thrust and its support. The proposal by the ANC of a boycott to the Ibex goes back to the primitivism of the barter economy prior to the expansion of the free market and the single market. Who dares asking the consumer to build a country? Stop buying from Amazon, do not go to supermarkets that are not secessionists, abandon whisky and go to the ratafía? And, above all, who dares believing that this diehard appeal could have a significant impact? In the ANC they call it “strategic consumption” and, despite the precedent of its stupid access to the Chamber of Commerce, it seems more an agonizing symptom than a manifestation of force. As always, it is still more urgent to analyze the extent to which the birth and self-destruction of the procés have damaged the social, economic and institutional interests of Catalonia. The possibility of an anticipation of the regional elections for December or February is added to the urgencies.

It is not indifferent to the fact that in these moments the independence movement in its different currents, including the non-unilateralist sovereignty parts trying to regroup its contingents, has entered into an internal war comparable to suicide. With Puigdemont in Waterloo, Junqueras in jail, Torra meddling so clumsily in the political life of Santa Coloma de Farners and with Artur Mas aspiring to regain a leadership that he never really had, chaos has everything to gain.

Collaterally, the proposal of the ANC is in a grotesque contrast to what is the fundamental fabric of the European Union and globalization. It is an ultra-protectionism that is not conceived as a defense of the interests of Catalonia but as a withdrawal of separatism in the bunker of their ravings.

On the other hand, this appeal directly attacks the freedom of choice of the consumer if he is summoned to only buy products from Catalan companies related to an impossible independent Catalan republic. These companies would appear in a register as a guide for consumers who want to self-limit themselves drastically. With the fall, for example, of 12% of the production of cava for the Spanish market, it is not necessary to argue much about it. Once again, we see how the politics of low status ends up hurting citizens. Of course, for Quim Torra all that seems fine. For those of us who continue to be supporters of the State of autonomies, what is missing is that, for these extreme cases, it has not been foreseen an impeachment procedure for the occupier of the Generalitat.

https://cronicaglobal.elespanol.com/pensamiento/autodestruccion-proces_255510_102.html

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