Catalonia is a democratic anomaly
Pere Aragonès during the second day of the debate on his investiture in the Parliament.Alberto Estévez / EFE

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The real is only admitted under certain conditions and to a certain extent, wrote Clément Rosset. It has had to be certified by a judge who annulled the sanction imposed on a mosso who told a protester “The republic does not exist, idiot.”

In the case of Catalan independence, the recognition of reality is considered an offense, if it comes from outsiders, and a betrayal, if it comes from one’s own. It is preferable to live in a democratic anomaly, with parallel institutions such as the Consell de la República and a leader taken from Borat. It will be a republican Generalitat, President Aragonès has said: it is not known if one begins by denying reality and ends up contaminating democracy or the other way around.

Among many of those who do not consider themselves independentists, a mechanism of self-deception also operates. The PremiseAs David Jiménez Torres calls the idea that sub-state nationalisms do not intend to break the system, it lives in variations. Thus, after Esquerra Republicana signed a sanitary cordon to exclude the PSC, some suggested that the PSC facilitate the Government of Esquerra. They appealed to a peculiar sense of state. Minister Miquel Iceta has said, surprisingly: “we must make an effort to empathize with all sensitivities, with those who felt hurt by the sentence and with those who felt hurt by the attempt to break the law”: we must be equidistant between those who comply with the law and those who break it.

Others appealed to the sensibility of the left, but for this it would be necessary to think that Esquerra is of the left. The nationalist vocation and irresponsibility are more decisive. Nor is it clear what the left means: a progressive intellectual, concerned about nationalist drifts elsewhere, has reproached Salvador Illa for pronouncing “parrafadas” in Spanish in the Parliament: a co-official language that is also the most widely spoken in Catalonia. The independence movement has led to political paralysis, has generated economic losses and causes social fatigue. The secessionists compete fiercely with each other, but they end up agreeing and reject the part of Catalan society that does not think like them. It is a sign of prudence and respect to listen to what the independentistas want to do: they usually try. The concessions do not annul the offense and are used against the State and the Catalans who have the wrong opinions. @gascondaniel

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