Political situation in Spain, 4th to 10th April


There is an existential need to create a new government after the parliamentary elections three months ago, specifically on the 20th December 2015. A previously discarded idea was to create a government from the liberal “Partido Popular” (PP), winner of the elections with a 44,62% votes and 123 seats, but they were without a chance to reach an agreement which would allow them to reach the 176 seats needed for a majority in parliament; the focus is on the second most voted party, the social-democratic –supposedly - “PartidoSocialistaObreroEspañol” (PSOE), which got 28.3% of votes and 90 seats.

PSOE flirt nowadays with two political formations that arrived at the Spanish political circus with the mission statement to “regenerate the system”: “Podemos” (20,66% votes and 69 seats), a postmodern amalgam of the progressives and the far-left, and the far-liberal “Ciudadanos” (13,93% votes, and 40 seats). Both parties desire to make up a government with PSOE (that is one of the columns of this political system), but are opposed, however, to supporting a government at the same time. Simply put: Podemos reject Ciudadanos, mainly because of their far-liberal policies, and Ciudadanos rejects Podemos because of its policy on national isuue (Podemos supports the celebration of a referendum in Catalonia to decide on independence) and because of their position to the left.

PSOE would want, in turn, to gain the vote of both or either parties in order to come to power. Also on the list of possible options is counting the votes of the minority parties - independents. If by 3rd May there is no agreement, the parliament will be disbanded, and new elections will be scheduled between 54 and 60 days after the verdict, the 26th June 2016, 6 months after 20th December 2015.

With or without agreements, the result will be very disappointing. None of the parties in contention represent substantial change, neither ideologically, economically or socially.

The corrupted liberal right has abandoned all ethical and moral lectures (however they are still present spiritually), and has surrendered in the face of productivity and economic results. The left, in turn, has abandoned all revolutionary speeches in economics to concentrate on supporting the most arbitrary social engineering. All of them, from right to left, share more or less the unlucky liberal anthropology based on individualism, materialism, hedonism, defending “holy values” of “liberty”, “equality”, “human rights”, etc., like true accomplices to the strengthening of globalism, which dissolves and negates traditions, cultures, and peoples.

For instance, in the autonomous community of Andalucía in southern Spain, PSOE, which has ruled the region since 1978 without interruption, has become some kind of “spiritual reserve” for the most amusing progressivism. It recently approved another plan for gender equality in education, whereby the term “Andalucians” can’t be legally said in classrooms, and instead it must be “Andalucian population”. They cannot speak about “politicians”, but instead about the “political class”, they cannot speak about “los alumnos” (students, plural in male gender in Spanish), but instead it must be “los alumnos y lasalumnas" (plural in male and female gender in Spanish), “fathers and mothers” etc. This disrupts the principles of the economic use of language, and the Spanish Royal Academy’s warnings about grammar, logic, syntax, and euphony are sacrificed for the ideological construction of speeches. This policy is being imposed on the people, and its non-fulfilment will generate “denunciation” (also sanctions). It is also connected to other impositions on issues like education, history, gender, sexuality, etc.