The Catalanistas are up in arms because a judge over in Torrelavega, Cantabria has denied custody of two children to the mother, now living in Lérida/Lleida, Catalonia on the grounds that this could “cause them certain disturbances,” being an autonomous community “in which important differences of cultural order with respect to Cantabria exist, particularly in linguistic matters.”
This sentence is obviously ridiculous, and it may turn out that judge was just seeking a means by which to discriminate against the mother, whose new partner is a woman. However the crazy gang, in arguing against the judge, are also telling us something interesting: that they don’t regard the cultural order here as being that different from the rest of Spain.
(The Crazy Quilt Society could have been interesting. It is not.)
- Catalan retronecrophilia
I’m distinctly uneasy at the prospect of Catalonia being defined in a new statute of autonomy as a nation. The reason
- Home schooling in Spain
God knows there are reasons enough to want to do it: school failure rates, currently 30% and rising; the lack of
- who cares if languages die out?
From Sri Lanka’s Daily News: In a message to the first celebration [of International Mother Language Day in 2000] United Nations Secretary-General
- This scissors
What is acceptable in boxers and (Don) kings is not necessarily so in lesser mortals. Here‘s some English-German translator explaining for
- Perspectives for home schooling in Catalonia
It’s looking good, and who the hell cares if it’s unconstitutional?