Martes, 05/11/2019 – 18:10
Hundreds of people tried to surround the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya on Monday, protesting for the presence of the Royal Family. Show discomfort in the streets in a peaceful and civilized way by whatever political or social circumstances, it seems legitimate. In fact, protests sometimes work, but usually they do when they are crowded, fair and tenacious, not when they are violent. However, it disgusts me, it disgusts me deeply when people manifest themselves exercising their right with the intention, at the same time, of cutting off the freedoms of others.
It is unfortunate that independentists protesting for the celebration of the Princess of Girona Awards tried to prevent the entry of those attending the event. The same right has the first to manifest that the latter accept, freely and voluntarily, the invitation of the king. Who are they to decide what others can or cannot do? What kind of republic would await the dissenters? One in which they have no place, is clear. It is very serious and it is painful to see the exalted punching and kicking everyone who caught ahead. Insulting or assaulting those who don’t think like you is an embarrassment, a symptom of a brain full of sawdust. Spitting people in the back, for the mere fact that they defend an ideology different from yours but equally democratic, is a shame.
Aggression and violence are enemies of reason. The spit fell to Josep Bou, businessman and councilor of the PP in the city of Barcelona. Among other things, they called him “coward.” He was called so, by the way, by individuals who mostly go with their faces half covered. In any case, I do not know Bou, but getting into the ranks of the PP in the current circumstances of Catalonia can be many things, never a symptom of cowardice. From there, it causes me an unspeakable stupor to hear the spokeswoman of the Generalitat say that “aggressions, as such, do not include us.”
Meritxell Budó added that at most there were “whistles or misplaced words.” Would she like to be the one attacked? What would she feel if they spit it out on her? If he does not even dare to condemn the violence, it is assumed that she would shout in the sky at such a lack of ethics and empathy on the part of her political rivals. In fact, it was enough for Puigdemont to be called a traitor in his day to crumple and resign to call elections. History will have to judge very hard all those who, when they had to choose, were really cowards.