What do self-described “indivisible” governments do when pesky things like democracy get in the way of their claim to indivisibility?
Put another way, what happens when a federal government pretending to be all about “the will of the people” is confronted with a majority opinion that says the federal government in question should no longer rule over them?
You know, like the Founding Fathers did a while back.
What do federal governments pretending to revere democracy and the will of the people do then?
Well, as if we didn’t have enough examples already, we got another dramatic, bloody answer to that question over the weekend when the federal government in Spain went absolutely nuts on the people of Catalonia, who simply wanted to peacefully vote (you know: practice democracy) as to whether Catalonia should secede from Spain.
For such a gross violation of “indivisible State” principles, many of the Catalans taking this unthinkable stand were beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Grandmas and grandpas were bloodied along with younger Catalans, leaving quite a clear impression as to what The Powers That Be think of “the will of the people” when it conflicts with (or seeks to flat out nullify) the will of the “indivisible” State ruling over them.
Whatever the intended impact of the Spanish crackdown on Catalans, it seems to have backfired, and dramatically so, with the reported vote tally favoring secession by an 89%-11% blowout.
“Catalan officials claimed 90% of 2.2million voters had called for independence in an ‘illegal’ referendum blighted by violent scenes which left at least 888 people injured.
World leaders condemned the brutal scenes after officials revealed that hundreds of protesters have been injured so far.
Officers were seen kicking and stamping on protesters as they stormed buildings and seized ballot boxes.
Footage captured in the village of Sarria de Ter in the province of Girona showed authorities using an axe to smash down the doors of a polling station where Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was due to cast his vote.
He said the region had won the right to become an independent state with the referendum results due in a few days.
And in Barcelona, the region’s capital, officers fired rubber bullets at thousands of protesters demonstrating against their votes being denied. . . “
Clearly this is democracy in action – hard fought, high stakes action the likes of which we’re not (yet) accustomed to in America.
Which is why it’s so important that we pay close attention to this in America.
The “indivisible” State that is championed routinely through songs, pageantry, and pledges, simply cannot and will not allow the will of the people to be done when said will conflicts with the interest of the self-described “indivisible” State. Remember: Even our own Pledge to the “indivisible” power of the State above us was written by a devout Socialist for the purpose of promoting Socialism.
So take a good look at the bloodied grandparents of Catalan.
And remember: Not only would the Founding Fathers of America never take The Pledge, they’d never buckle under to those who would advocate the notion of indivisible political power above them.
That’s how they became the Founding Fathers.
Let’s hope and pray that God gives the Catalan people enough perseverance to win the day over a federal government that clearly despises the notion of true freedom, true liberty, and true political power for the masses.
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