Still looking for a name for my movement dedicated to throwing off the Provençal-Catalan yoke and restoring decent, pre-Roman values, I chanced on issue 18 of Quaderns de l’Exili, published in 1946 by folks who headed over to Mexico in 1939. The big idea, expressed in the editorial, is to split the peninsula into four great “national” nuclei, comprising Portugal and Galicia, Castile and Castilianised regions, the Basque region and Navarre, and the Levant, which pan-Hispanic federation would be subsumed in a new pan-European political entity. It’s heady stuff, lurching between tequila and the asylum:
… a term used here to refer to the peninsula. “The Catalan-speaking lands” apparently hold exclusive rights to the term “Iberia”, so I may have to rethink my attempts to subvert and take over the Union of Iberian Pagans as part of my march on a new Rome.
- Concierto económico for Catalonia, independence for Andalusia?
With observations regarding the possible implications for Extramaduran truckers and flamenco policy.
- Guardian prints any old bollocks about Catalonia
There’s a terrible piece by James Sturcke in the Guardian today on the statute of autonomy. It repeats various stale myths
- Betting on secession
A boring morning: I can’t find anyone who, following yesterday’s Catalan parliamentary elections, is prepared to bet against a ruling coalition
- Falangist sardanas
This is hilarious: not only was the sardana not banned by Franco, but it actually formed part of the repertoire of
- Question about diachronicity, dreams and nationalist historians
OK, in this dream I’m talking to a pigeon farmer about how folks are more prepared to condone pinioning some species