Jose Cohen@Desde Sefarad notes that local left-wing odd bod Pilar Rahola has been given a prize for fighting anti-Semitism. (There’s a better piece by her here.) Barcelona council may specialise in banalising the Holocaust, but there’s a current of unembarrassed denial here with much older roots. The other day a middle class, middle aged guy told me the following thigh-slapper:
A: Because they saw Catalans counting the steps of the sardana and figured there was no money to be made here.
The truth is, of course, that the locals massacred them in 1391.
- State-directed swamping of Catalonia by immigrants from other parts of Spain
Along with stuff like the banning of the sardana and of Catalan, this is another of the absurd lies told about
- PP twice as corrupt as PSOE?
If you believe crap like the stat in this post we’ll have you certified.
- A curious little hagiography
Good Catholic girls here wept bitter tears in the 40s and 50s at the tale of the final conversation between Luis
- SOS Racismo: pro-Islam, indifferent to anti-Semitism
The French left’s anti-racism proxy appears to have lost control of its Spanish entity, which appears to have lost sight of
- The semantic divergence and convergence of “hooligan” and “Tory”
How two bands of bloodthirsty Fenians turned into peaceable middle-aged Englishmen with no known political opinions who smile a lot, are