Joaquín Luna, December 4, 2021
Long live Serrat and the Constitution!
Something tells me that Joan Manuel Serrat is right both in the heart and the way of his farewell to the stage. To leave with dignity, on foot because you want to and not because the public abandons you, parading in the Machado way, with light luggage. No wonder: Serrat is related to the Constitution, a monument to coexistence that some have attacked over the years with disturbing superficiality.
Monday marks the 43rd anniversary of the Constitution, the consecration of freedom in a country fond of the Goyesco club before social networks existed. Unlike for my own body, 43 years are nothing and they continue to be a reason to have a fiesta because it is the inheritance of guys like Joan Manuel Serrat, educated in the values of Harvard excellence but learned in hard-working, honest, tolerant families and the streets, school of life.
The Constitution and Serrat, two privileges that kept us away from the Goyesco club
The ‘Hunos’ and the ‘Hotros’, in the manner of Unamuno, sealed a long and sincere embrace in 1978: reconciliation and freedom, justice and tolerance, plurality and a frank look. No more blood spilled in vain, enough sterile confrontations and a place in the sun for each of us.
The generation of ’78 built something great in very difficult conditions until finally making us feel like the owners of our collective destiny. It was not easy, but the energy was great and constructive, there it is: a modern society, generous – leaders in organ donation or vaccination – and as democratic as those countries envied for decades. –
I did not vote for the Constitution!
Only an ignorant person can argue that – and many have done so, including deputies – or speak of “regime” when it is a text steeped in liberty, liberty and liberty. There are two countries that also emerged from fascism with new constitutions – Japan and the Federal Republic of Germany – but both were drawn up and imposed by an occupying army (the United States), in 1946 and 1949, respectively. And they have never been contested…
We, like them, erased the dark past. So, there is that!, like the career, the songs and knowing how to say goodbye of Serrat.