Almost a month has gone by since the Spanish national elections happened last November 10th, and after reflecting on the results and the coalitions and pacts that have been made afterwards, I feel like I need to express my opinion on the matter, given that Spanish politics are the reason why I decided to study Global Studies on the first place.
Less than 48 hours after the election, the Socialist party announced an agreement with the far-left party Unidas Podemos, a coalition that will need the support of Esquerra Republicana de Cataluña, the Basque Nationalist Party and Bildu, all pro-independence parties. After observing the debate and the little brawl that happened between all the candidates in parliament the day after the election, this is my personal “letter” to the political parties that will govern this upcoming legislature:
“Politicians of Spain, this fight that you’ve had in here today, and that you’ve had during these last couple of days, is not real. You do not argue about politics, you agree on that; there is even complicity, as it has been said in some of today’s interventions. The only thing you disagree with is who you want to be your employer because they have not prepared in time your offices and your checks. Personally, I will never support the puppet that you want to place at the head of the government of Spain and against Spain.
Mr. Iglesias, president of Unidas Podemos, I will never support a government with Chavista ministers that will lead Spain to the destruction of the middle classes, the destruction of civil liberties at the hands of the neo-communism that you represent and the demolition of the parliamentary monarchy.
Mr. Rufián, president of Esquerra Republicana de Cataluña, I will never support a government that has obtained the safe-conduct of the coup of Esquerra Republicana de Cataluña, and that can only serve to continue to oppress Catalans with impunity, as you do, to destroy coexistence and national unity and to persecute the Spanish language, spying on school children who speak in Spanish and in some cases, even hitting them.
Ladies and gentlemen of the Basque Nationalist Party and Bildu, I will never support a government that is openly desired by separatism and terrorism, as we have seen during these days. A government that will be used to whiten the criminal history of ETA and to do things that will leave many socialists in shock as well.
In short, ladies and gentlemen of Podemos, of Esquerra Republicana de Cataluña, of the Basque Nationalist Party and group of liberated terrorists of Bildu, I will never support a government that puts at risk the national unity, the constitutional order, the freedoms of the Spaniards and the prosperity of our country. And that is why, if one day you manage to place your pawn in front of the government of Spain, I don’t expect the constitutional parties to make a loyal opposition, I expect a frontal and total opposition, an opposition with no breaks to this frontman or any of the frontmen that you want to place at the head of the Spanish government. And I hope that these parties will do this with all their parliamentary force, and more, with all the force of the Spanish society and also, with all the force of the law that they defend.
Ladies and gentlemen, you will neither win nor convince, and you will not do it because, that paranoia of megalomaniacs that is separatism, and that is what Don Miguel de Unamuno called it, will never be able to beat the Spanish people. And it seems that some of those who have intervened this morning in the parliament agree on something. In the midst of all these betrayals, in the midst of all these crimes, in the midst of all your spurious interests and illegitimate objectives, have no doubt that Spain will prevail.”