Monday, May 30, 2011

Spanish taxpayers pay a "biographic dictionary" that claims that Franco was a brave general who fought for democracy

When bondholders come asking for their money back, Spaniards can pay them in Monopoly notes, which are as truthful and valuable as what their loans were used for. The infamous biographical dictionary, presented by the equally worthless monarch Juan Carlos Bourbon and Bourbon (also known as Double Bourbon and not just because of the inbreeding), cost the Spanish taxpayers 6.4 million euros.

The dictionary was commissioned to another quite worthless institution: the Royal Academy of History, also paid with public money. 

The entry on Francisco Franco, who waged war to the democratic government of Spain for three years and then to the peoples under this state for 36 years more, establishing a fascist government copied almost to the detail from that of Mussolini but with even greater emphasis in licking the boots of the Pope, being a truly fundamentalist tyranny, is described as a brave, intelligent and moderate general, who established a regime that was authoritarian, not totalitarian, and who took part in a coup against a chaotic government in order to restore democratic monarchy.

The entry on former ultra-conservative Prime Minister José María Aznar is also quite controversial. The disaster of the Prestige oil tanker is described merely as an incident used by the opposition to erode his popularity, while the crude manipulation of the truth before the elections that got him kicked off power in 2004, blaming ETA for a Salafist attack, causing the killing of a Basque baker and triggering massive spontaneous demonstrations in the eve of elections is totally skipped. 

It seems that it was Aznar who ordered this collection of 25 books, getting some historian friends of him living off the People's money for almost a decade (€600,000 for each of eight years). 

I would tell bondholders to go get Aznar to pay them from his pocket.  

Source: Público[es].

Update (Jun 1): terrorist Maquis also.

The Maquis were not antifascist guerrillas, the resistance or freedom fighters... Not anymore: according this new neofascist biographic dictionary paid by all Spaniards (but commissioned by Aznar) but terrorist and bandits, exactly the terms that would have used Franco.

This jewel is found in the entry of Camilo Alonso Vega, appointed General Director of the military police corps Guardia Civil, upon the Fascist coup. According to this entry, Alonso carried a most important activity against the terrorist-bandit gangs commonly known as maquis.

Source: Sare Antifaxista[es].

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