What do Catalan nationalist leaders really think?
The “Catalan process”, as nationalists call the separatist pressure in Catalonia, is not a bottom-up process. It has been driven by politicians and ideologues, in a well-planned school indoctrination and mass media control through public money. The most influential of the nationalist ideologues, Mr. Jordi Pujol, led the Catalan Government for over 23 years. On July 25th, he confessed having committed tax fraud during the last 34 years. Both The Economist and the Financial Times wrote about it.
Although nationalist ideologues try to maintain their “democratic” appearance, it’s not difficult to hear them saying the old frightening nationalistic dogmas. But we Catalans are not like this. We want to maintain our inclusive and historic European, Spanish and Catalan identity, and be free of the disturbing, dangerous ideology of nationalism and its crazy consequences.
Enjoy our sweet Catalonia!