January 23, 2018
#Kiss My Flag
As onlookers witnessed in disbelief, the ex-President of Catalonia, fugitive from Spanish justice, gave his new nationalist audience in Europe something to talk about. In an informal setting in a café in Denmark, Carles Puigdemont bowed before the Spanish flag and gave two short, but quaint kisses.
A fellow Spanish citizen, resident in Copenhagen, dared to challenge Puigdemont by inviting him to kiss the Spanish flag. This is an official and formal sign of allegiance to the Spanish state.
His motive for doing so couldn’t be clearer. Puigdemont is sewing the seed of sedition throughout Europe (under Vladamir Putin’s orders?). The so-called President of the new Catalonian Republic not only vows to make things right, but gets on his knees begging for forgiveness as he realizes that there is no way in hell that he is going to be president elect of Catalonia without first passing through a long, drawn-out period of legal battles with the Spanish justice system for indictments such as sedition, rebellion and misappropriation of public funds.
When asked today if he were willing to return to Spain, Carles Puigdemont dodged the question by remitting to his normal spiel about how un-democratic the democracy of Spain is just because he wants to be King of Catalonia. To make matters worse, he cited the ‘violence’ and ‘imprisonment’ of living in Spain.
As an American citizen living here in Spain, I must vouch for the absolute respect for freedom, free thought and otherwise peaceful and tranquil environment of living here in Spain. The web of lies that Puigdemont pretends to sew among the international community and leaders of the European Union is a complete and utter farse.
Roger Torrent – Torrente is alive and well in Spain!
In an (un)expected move, Roger Torrent the newly appointed Speaker-of-the-House of the Catalonian Parliament claims that Carles Puigdemont (accused of outright treason for proclaiming an independent Catalonian Republic) is the only eligible candidate for the Presidency of Catalonia.
All of this – mind you – while the most voted party “Ciudans”, looks on with disdain as the electoral system allows the opposition to assume a majority position, in spite of their stellar win in the elections of the 21st of December.
Meanwhile, Ciudans candidate, Inés Arrimadas seems M.I.A. as she seems quite helpless given the circumstances. Though being the most voted candidate for the presidency of Catalonia, she is legally unable to assume her role as president of Catalonia given the nationalist majority in the Parliament.
The situation is not one of political instability, however. Catalonia continues to be managed under the close eye of Vice-President Soraya Sáenz de Santamaria, who continues to act as paramedic to stop the hemorrage inflicted by Puigdemont on the Catalonian economy.
Truth be told, it’s business as usual in Catalonia – that is, if you wish to exclude the circus act of Carles Puigdemont on the European stage. In the end, all parties seem to agree – Puigdemont, kiss my flag!