Catalonia is already like the segregationist Alabama of the 1950s. In Barcelona, people are not marginalized in schools because of the color of their skin, but because of their language. If a kid is Catalan-speaking, he will be taught in his mother tongue. But if the student is Spanish-speaking, the collaborationist teachers, and the linguistic commissioners of ERC, CUP and Junts, will not only not allow him to receive classes in Spanish, they will also make sure that he does not speak it in the dining room or in the patio. It does not matter that there are court rulings that guarantee the right to receive a measly 25% of classes in Spanish: Peter Aragonés y Josep González-Cambray, the Regional Minister of Education, have said that they will not abide by them. And so it is being, while the Government of Pedro Sanchez look the other way, lest the ERC withdraw parliamentary support.
That is why it is necessary that the demonstration organized this Sunday by the Escuela de Todos platform in Barcelona (Arc de Triomphe, 12:30 p.m.) be a success. The motto is “Spanish, vehicular language”, and it is very unfortunate that in Spain it is necessary to demand the ability to receive teaching in our common language. But this is how we are in Catalonia, and what are these constitutionalist entities doing in taking to the streets to demand something so fundamental. What is at stake are our civil rights, because if they violate the civil rights of a Spaniard, they are violating everyone’s. And what the Generalitat that ERC and Junts misgovern is doing is turning hundreds of thousands of Spanish-speaking children into second-class citizens. Or, better said, in “non-citizens”, because they consider them lower beings who do not deserve or receive content in their mother tongue.
Seeing how Canet’s father gets emotional by encouraging families to demand their linguistic rights should be enough to take him out on the streets on September 18. Because there are many who have played the type, and they have been beset by separatist hordes that dominate the AMPAS and the school cloisters, so that our children can receive teaching in Spanish. And they deserve our recognition and support. In a democracy there should be no heroes, because it should be the institutions that ensure compliance with the laws. But in Catalonia there has been no justice for too long, since the nationalist supremacism It has imposed, in the face of the passivity of the great national parties that have governed Spain since 1977, a protectorate in which they enjoy impunity.
Not even his attempt to end our democracy through the coup d’etat of October 1, 2017 has meant the end of the secessionist viceroyalty. After a few years of alleged prison between shrimps and visits galore, the rebels were pardoned and currently enjoy the favors of the Moncloa tenant. The same ones who tried to destroy our rule of law continue to dominate the Generalitat, TV3 and the main town halls and councils. Of course, breaking all the laws that are not to their liking, starting with the flag law – there are hundreds of consistories that do not display the national flag – and ending, of course, with the court rulings that protect Spanish-speaking children. Before his permanent contempt, we only have to fight in the street to claim our rights. Let’s start by filling the streets of Barcelona this Sunday. We are risking the future of Spain as a democratic and united nation.