Saturday, November 24, 2012

Spain fears break-up as Catalonia votes

The people of Catalonia will exercise a right we here in the "freest nation on earth" do not have: to vote for self-determination. Naturally, the parasites in Madrid who depend on a bloated bureaucracy aren't happy about this. But the people of Catalonia look at the vote a little differently:

Jeroni Mayne, 63, a retired financial consultant pushing his nine-month-old twin granddaughters, [said,] "In my heart I've always felt Catalan, never ever Spanish. We are on the verge of an important and proud moment in our history." Nodding towards the sleeping girls he added: "They will grow up in Catalonia, an independent country recognised across the world, and it will be great."

What's the bottom line of all these stories about secession? Simple: The 20th-century megastate is dead. Good riddance.


Northwestern Localist said...

Not dead yet Old Rebel. But the cracks are definitely forming.

Old Rebel said...

Northwestern Localist,

True. Like anyone else, I get impatient and with things would move a little faster.

But as Lee said, "The march of Providence is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope."