Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

Wednesday, 6 may 2009 | General

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Let me first start by saying that your Russian lan...

Let me first start by saying that your Russian language imposition argument is the lamest argument I have ever read. Are implying that Spain occupied Catalonia? If so, please let us know when and how...please, enlighten us. And be a little more original than that Philip V crap (excuse my French, or shall I say Catalan?).
Furthermore, Spain is a full democracy, recognized both by the EU and the UN. Read the Treaties of the EU. If, in your view, Catalonia is not free, might it be for the lack of freedom of its citizens to choose even the language they want to use?
Spanish has always (and I repeat, always) been one of the languages of Catalonia since it has existed as a recognized territorial entity...your problem is that you confuse the history of Spain with that of Spain under Franco...Read your own history...
On the other hand..."It is reasonable to assume that in a context of political freedom, and after a period of adaptation, English, rather than Spanish, would naturally become the second language of choice for most Catalans". No, it not reasonable to assume that...and what do you mean by most, 30%, 45%, 99% of its people?
I think that it really hurts you to know that no matter what you do or how much money it is spent to prevent it, Spanish will always be spoken by the majority of the Catalans...and that does not make them traitors or renegades...it makes them free...
Read a little more with open minds...critics should help us improve...not to increase our collective paranoia...
PS: I have been several times in Madrid, and unlike in Barcelona, nobody asks anybody where they're from or what they stand for...Maybe you should learn a little form them...


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