LUIS B. GARCÍA 08/18/2020
“Catalonia has gone in 10 years from being a leading region in Europe and the driving force of Spain, to decline. The ‘procés’ has destroyed us ”. The president of the Catalan Civil Society (SCC), Fernando Sánchez Costa, justifies the start of the advertising campaign that the unionist entity has started this morning with advertisements in the Barcelona metro, in the center of Tarragona and Girona and thousands of posters in the streets of the metropolitan area. “It has stolen a decade from us” and “today we could be the California of Europe, but we have remained as a region that causes problems of discord and riots” and that “causes crisis and unemployment”, laments the head of the entity.
This first campaign of the new political course has a clear electoral tinge. Although SCC does not appear in the elections, it intends to “raise awareness” and generate “a great wave of human, social, civic and economic agreement that says enough to this situation”. The intention of the entity, according to Sánchez Costa, to involve “all civic forces to get involved in a great wave of change that will send Catalan pro-independence to the opposition for a few good years” because, “either we take an immediate political and civic swerve or the decline will be irreparable, “he warns.
The campaign focuses on three realities: the collapse of foreign investment in Catalonia during the last three years, the fall in the European competitiveness ranking during the last ten years and the loss of leadership in the Spanish economy.
According to the vice president of SCC, Xavier Marín, responsible for mobilization in the entity and for this campaign, this is the first of three campaigns planned so that “the majority of Catalans decide to empower themselves and break with the anesthesia imposed by the nationalist regime.” This first campaign seeks to raise awareness. The next one will be aimed at promoting activism for change and, in the middle, Martín assures that “there will be a surprise on the beaches” that he has not revealed.