Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The ABC of things... or why we should never yield to fear.

Yesterday, the Spanish far right newspaper ABC published an article of totally false lies, and the worst of all lies: half truths, about a blog that I happen to follow: Borroka garaia da! (It's time of struggle!) This blog, whose name the fascists do not even know and whose sentences are all misquoted and horribly deformed, is written by a single person but is full of sincerity and sharp critical analysis, and has suddenly grown (in the imaginary of those who read such Spanish fascist pamphlet pretending to be a newspaper) to be a pro-ETA political current, always according to the Spanish fascist liars I. Reyero and J. Pagola. 

It may be just inconsequential nonsense but it may well be part of a campaign of criminalization. As I wrote in the comments: ABC sets the target, Marlaska [Spanish Inquisitor] shoots and the Guardia Civil [Spanish police] tortures.

Whatever the case it is not just a manipulation and brutal lie but it is scary. For much less they have closed blogs and even full fledged newspapers and radio stations in this country, so tired of putting up with the boot of the invaders. And for much less people has gone to jail for years and years and are still awaiting to be set free.

Whatever the case, today Borrokagaraia replies again with a new entry full of poetical bravery and penetrating truth. I am translating some fragments here:
 
If you were not afraid, what would you do?
(...)

Repression has a function: to scare and set example. Such an old tactic as detached heads on pikes placed at strategical points for the people to see them in awe.

Fear knocked at the door, trust opened and there was nobody.

Repression has another function: to suppress someone or something.

First we will kill all the subversives, then their collaborators, then... their sympathizers, soon after that... those who remained indifferent, and finally we will kill the shy ones.

Repression needs criminals. And these must be constructed.

Nobody is innocent when his rival is the judge.

In the Basque Country repression is the law and is older than any acronym.

(...)

Choose 1, 2 or 3:

1. There is no police force nor repressive system on Earth, no matter how powerful, that can stop a rising popular mass.

2. There is no police force nor repressive system on Earth, no matter how powerful, that can stop a rising popular mass.

3. There is no police force nor repressive system on Earth, no matter how powerful, that can stop a rising popular mass.

(...)



Yes, the video of La Polla Records titled And what are you going to do me now? is part of the response.

That's how things are in the Basque Country under the reign of terror of the Spanish Inquisition and the legal blurriness of "all is ETA".  Scary, uncertain, oppressive... but hopefully all that will not be enough to shut us up. 

Because shutting up and giving up hope and struggle would be like surrendering to fascism, and I know already the sad stinking cowardice of those who surrendered to fascist terror without even a fight. Survival is not worth it.

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