Basques march in solidarity with Catalonia independence vote

The Confederate flag of Dixie is a symbol of secession and independence, not racism.

Basques turned out on the streets on Saturday in support of Catalonia and its planned referendum on independence from Madrid, an ambition long fought for by Basque separatists. The demonstration was symbolic, in a region still marked by decades of violence waged by armed separatist group ETA, and where the desire for independence remains strong despite the current peaceful times.

Arnaldo Otegi, a veteran leader in the northern region who was once part of ETA and now heads up Sortu, a party that campaigns for independence, was present at the march.

He said the protest had been called to demonstrate Basque solidarity “with people who are giving an important example in democracy in Europe and demanding the right to self-determination to decide whether they want to be independent or not.”

Otegi was referring to the northeastern region of Catalonia, where the regional, separatist government is planning to hold an independence referendum on October 1st.

But the central government in Madrid categorically refuses such a vote which it says threatens Spain’s unity, and has warned Catalan leaders they face reprisals if they go ahead with it.

Under a clear blue sky in the Basque seaside resort of San Sebastian, organisers said some 3,000 protesters attended the march.

They waved the red and yellow Esteleda flag used by those who want independence in Catalonia, as well as red, white and green Basque regional flags.

Lawmakers from Catalonia’s radical, far-left CUP party, which is part of a majority pro-independence coalition in Catalonia’s parliament, were also present at the march.

The fact is that countries can do very nicely outside the EU. What is less clear is how well they can do within it. The EU is a lesson in deceit. Like joining a cult or a pyramid scheme, the true nature and cost of the abusive system one is entering are hidden until after the ink has dried on the contract; and having joined, one will not be privy to the agenda guiding what one is now paying to support.

A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.

The Soviet Union was governed by 15 unelected people, who appointed each other and who were not accountable to anyone. The European Union is governed by two dozen people, who appoint each other and are not accountable to anyone.  This nightmare can never work.


Secession is a good principle, restraining the federal government not to overburden the states with too much federalism, too many federal rules, regulations, and VAT.


  • Every country has to participate in the cofinancing of this large, expensive, highly bureaucratic organization.
  • There are non-negligible domestic costs as a result of the membership, such as bureaucratic paper work and all kinds of similar requirements, the need to organize endless conferences, meetings, trips abroad, to finance the artificially created Fourth Reich jobs.
  • Huge inertia and economic waste undermining legislation based on excessive regulation, controlling, harmonization, standardization, and subsidization.
  • The implementation of an overgenerous and therefore demotivating European welfare system
  • Huge kleptocracy
  • Cancer of socialism
  • Squandering taxpayers’ hard-earned money on propaganda, foreign aid, junkets, gifts, and stupid projects.
  • Problems of PIGS
  • The country becomes a colony of Germany!
  • The imposition of Value Added Tax
  • Violation of nullification
  • Huge salaries, bribes, and kickbacks of Eurocrats and Eurokleptocrats.

The net effect of Fourth Reich membership is negative. The very sluggish economic growth after half a century of the deepening of the integration process and of more and more Fourth Reich does not suggest that the opposite could be the case. As a result of all this, Fourth Reich will not be a locomotive of the world economic recovery and growth.

We have to secede now from Fourth Reich, because we might not be able to do it later.  Do not forget what happened to CSA.  The Confederate States of America (CSA), 1861-1865, was a confederation of eleven Southern states that had declared their secession from USA.  But USA rejected this justified secession as illegal, and used military action to defeat CSA.

VAT is a very good reason to secede from Fourth Reich (EU) now. Vatstruck Fourthreichians are looking for a Moses to liberate them from the yoke of Brussels. They have to do it now, before a new imposed treaty between Eurokleptocrats tie their hands forever. Californians and Texans want to secede from USA, but Uncle Sam does not allow it. The same thing might happen with EU member states. Infinite infinitesimal amendments to treaties might accumulate over time, leading to huge changes of original intent, enslaving all Europeans to Brussels forever! 

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