In a normal country where the institutions had not been taken by storm by the political power and the Government in power did not depend on the blackmail of a group of coup plotters, the Police granting its highest distinction to the president of the Constitutional Court would have nothing special, But in the Spain of Pedro Sánchez, the fact that the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, gives the highest honor to Cándido Conde-Pumpido in the midst of the scandal over the amnesty law is the demonstration that this Executive takes care of the forms and impeccability doesn’t give a damn.
Pumpido, appointed by Sánchez as president of the TC, will have to endorse the constitutionality of an unconstitutional as well as immoral law. And he will do it because that is why he is where he is and he is for what he is there for. And to remind Pumpido that “you are one of us,” he is awarded the highest police award. Everything is so obscene and the degree of democratic deterioration is so great that they no longer even make an effort to conceal it. Marlaska only distinguishes friends and distributes the decorations not based on criteria of merit, but rather based on ideological affinity, as the police unions denounce. Marlaska’s highest distinction to Pumpido is the confirmation that Spanish democracy has become a souk where the Government gives away amnesties or medals as it sees fit. And always for the interest of Pedro Sánchez.
The red medal from the National Police Corps to Pumpido is the perfect metaphor for the institutional degradation of the State. Will he wear it around his neck when he endorses the constitutionality of the unconstitutional amnesty law with which Sánchez will buy the seven votes of the coup leader Puigdemont? This Government of merchants of national dignity, unscrupulous peddlers, already gives medals to their own in advance. Not for the services provided, but for what will be provided.
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