The inimitable John Chappell is still warming up for the general elections, but up in Girona Francesc Ferrer is in full flow. Apparently some fatxendes (~rich pillocks) asked him what a republican politician was doing at a reception for the Three Kings. Another man would have said that he was there for the sweets (and, presumably, the beer) but Mr Ferrer is outraged. Now that the king no longer governs but merely reigns, he froths, the monarchy-republic dialectic (his phrase) has become less grave, and “the only rational reason to demand a republic is in order to deepen democracy and activate participative democracy,” in which he is surely right.
- Men in frocks
I’m right there (well, kind of) with Jordi Orwell, David Millán, and (really!) Francesc Ferrer on (sorry, against) the “Save the
- Canute, defeated by the waves, will nevertheless fix your plumbing
New business card from Barcelona’s best odd-job man.
- bug-eyed crazyman
Gironese secessionist politico Francesc Ferrer, an obsessive self-publicist with what looks like an advanced persecution complex, has always unjustly been reduced
- Bolívar on democracy
Since my reader in the northern hemisphere is spending all his time hanging around in a beach bar, hoping someone will
- Brat’s wurst and Mr Aldea’s salchicha
The joy of the poor is brief,/My friends, how soon it’s past!/Just when everything’s going so well,/The donkey breathes its last.