I’m right there (well, kind of) with Jordi Orwell, David Millán, and (really!) Francesc Ferrer on (sorry, against) the “Save the Family From Men in Frocks” demo. I can understand why the PP is promoting this ridiculous enterprise: they lost the last elections because they supported liberty abroad and have come to the natural but not particularly smart conclusion that the way to win the next ones is to support repression at home. However, it’s difficult to see why the organisers think it’s A Good Thing to have along the clergy, who really do wear frocks and have an institutional record of serious physical abuse against children. As Francesc points out, the only reason the church is going to the people tomorrow is because the people stopped going to the church a very long time ago.
- Burying Bakunin
Homage to Catalonia achieved the double-whammy of focusing attention on the Stalinist terror that followed the 1937 coup while whitewashing the
- Font de Mora, right about small screens causing myopia in children?
Nearsightedness is increasing, and there aren’t many other reasonable explanations.
- more northern nuttiness
The inimitable John Chappell is still warming up for the general elections, but up in Girona Francesc Ferrer is in full
- Did church attendance decrease post-Reformation?
If so, was it because the church recommended that people do something more useful with their time, or because all the
News tha the forst results frem a git big survey on the use of Valencian carried oot fre the Acadèmia Valenciana
Genuinely interested to know where Berenike gets her “teachers are no better” stats–I thought there had been no comparative study. I fail, however, to see what point she’s trying to make.