Wow, what on earth are we to make of civilised Spain beating the be-jasus out of its own citizens for wanting to vote !
First of all we need to answer if tooled up police bused in from other parts of the country and then throwing unarmed innocent civilians down a stairwell is civilised ? Hmmm let me think …….
Can you imagine if your country wanted to vote on a big issue and the main administrative organisation, the government, didn’t want it to go against them so banned it. Bit daft in this case because what if just out of interest you decided to run the vote anyway and the 5 million that elected not to vote in Catalonia’s recent voting round did vote ? It was likely these 5 million wanted to stay as part of Spain, as it was they didn’t turn up and now we have a situation where 2 million or so have decided the fate of 7 million and now the 5 million have joined them because of the atrocities committed by the Spanish police on behalf of the government ! And lets not forget these images have been shared by ordinary people using just their smart phone so no hiding place, no ‘that didnt happen’ as we all saw that it did!
The Spanish government didn’t see that coming did they !
Maybe letting the democratic right of people to express their wishes without bullying them and then accepting the outcome is the right thing to do in the first place ….. who knew !!!!