Joaquín Luna 12/04/2020
Just to listen yesterday to Interior Catalan regional minister Buch sneering in Spanish, “the Government of the Spanish State (sic)”, to give up all hope.
Spain kills us. That’s how simplistic the message is. So brotherly. So opportunistic. And on top of that Spain kills us with a Catalan Minister of Health.
The worst is over: the elderly dead and abandoned in nursing homes
The Catalan Government campaign is directed to take advantage of the situation because it presupposes that health and economy are incompatible. And fraudulent because the confinement is not lifted but is modulated, among other reasons, to avoid the ruin of many people.
By the way, have you not noticed in the streets and markets of Catalonia that every day there are more people, including many of their faithful voters?
The Government of Pedro Sánchez assumes risks, of course. In the last month, citizens have improved their behaviors. Telecommuting will continue. The risk of collapse hospitals remits. The worst is over: no older person will die in the coming weeks as thousands have died in nursing homes. Cruel paradox! We confined ourselves to protect them …
The Government of the Generalitat requires “absolute guarantees” on the pandemic. Do they have them? And it bets on stale vinegar, the fracture between Catalans and fueling fear, when what they call Madrid tries to limit the economic damage so that there is Health for all in 2020, 2021 …
Naturally, there are no absolute certainties. What amazes me is that after mistakes, lack of coordination and characters who are not up to the job – logical: unwavering adherence to the movement prevails – they are able to sound off as senior professors. And foist lessons!
The Catalan Generalitat bets on fear, cowing people knowing that the figures are not going to improve in the coming days – the more tests, the more cases – and with the cynicism that the economy does not interest the Catalans.
¡They pretend that, repeating their mantra, with all that (Spain) rob us we would have built luxurious hospitals, granted social benefits and every old man would have died comforted with the holy sacraments!
The “Spain kills us” campaign is already underway and stomping. Tweets circulate, regional ministers repeat over and over again their slogans and the most reactionary independence movement resurfaces, deeply reactionary on adverse days when not even God has the magic formula, given the disparate way in which each government on the planet acts.
They are not religion. They are a sect.