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(en) Anarkismo.net, Spanish state: when the building creaks by José Luis Carretero (ca) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 09 Feb 2013 22:04:23 +0200


The Franco Spanish transition of the monarchy, presented internationally as a model of peaceful pursuit of democracy, was a huge fiasco for popular aspirations. ---- What actually occurred was the survival, even minimally retrofitted and made up of the essential elements of the Franco regime, which was renovated but not subjected to a process of breaking existing authoritarianism. The work of the single party passed a bipartisan operate them fierce and exclusionary, based on an electoral law specifically designed to prevent the emergence of new political forces (except local domain of nationalist organizations in their respective fiefdoms). And thirty years of that bipartisanship arrogant and haughty, protected by the monarchy, the core areas of the business and academic world, and the mass media have given to much.
SPANISH STATE: WHEN BUILDING CREAKING

The Franco Spanish transition of the monarchy, presented internationally as a model of peaceful pursuit of democracy, was a huge fiasco for popular aspirations.

What actually occurred was the survival, even minimally retrofitted and made up of the essential elements of the Franco regime, which was renovated but not subjected to a process of breaking existing authoritarianism.

The work of the single party passed a bipartisan operate them fierce and exclusionary, based on an electoral law specifically designed to prevent the emergence of new political forces (except local domain of nationalist organizations in their respective fiefdoms).

And thirty years of that bipartisanship arrogant and haughty, protected by the monarchy, the core areas of the business and academic world, and the mass media have given to much.

What we're seeing now is nothing more and nothing less than the depth of the process of social and political degradation generated by the confluence of bipartisanship and consensus with the housing bubble and the European Sponsorship: all robbed, almost to exhaustion. And corrupt patronage networks extend across the whole of Spanish society, associated with the major parties (but not only them), draining social wealth (including this dramatic crisis) to power the machinery of power sharing cacique, arrogant and exclusive that consisted essentially bipartisanship juancarlista regime.

From the tangle mafia party (Barcenas, Fundación Ideas ...), the business of the royal family (Urdangarin and his wife), or thefts of bourgeois nationalists (Pallerols), passing almost every small municipality in this country, some can now see that, under the numbing party and brick consumption, thrived and became increasingly strong social metastasis undemocratic and kleptocratic, without limit.

We had glimpses previously (Naseiro, the GAL ...), but now something has changed. With six million unemployed and two million households without any income, with brutal cuts in public health and social services, corruption is no longer a cause for indignation funny virtual. Now people feel, really concerned. The delegitimization of the regime reaches heights unseen in the last thirty years, and calls into question the entire political architecture of the "consensus of the Transition".

With the PSOE in the greatest crisis of legitimacy of your history (compounded by their inability to regenerate manifests his image, his leadership and his speech, which, moreover, no one would think). With the PP betraying social class who clinched their vote power, thanks to the passivity of a working class that they could not trust anyone (jaded middle class), and demonstrating its essence a puppet of the powers oligarchic (and even the Prime Minister seems to have received envelopes of who knows who), the credibility of the political framework that supported the monarchy wobbles rapidly.

Of course, can not forget those who are helping, too, by the way: media groups associated with different sectors of the right or social liberalism (El País, El Mundo ...), families neocon policies now offered as saving and regenerating (Aguirre ...). Everyone is playing their cards to the increasingly apparent collapse of a government on the brink of an opposition and catatonic. But the contradictions within the power bloc above only serve to illuminate the fact that the situation is unsustainable in the medium term and open spaces for new developments relatively recently unthinkable.

It looks increasingly clear that Rajoy's presidency will not survive the whole legislature. And a "regeneration" of PP bankrolled by his neocon wing again shortly deslegitimarse deepening in the same economic policy by individuals who are unlikely to be seen as something different when it comes to corruption A technocratic government style Italian sworn regarding timely payment of the debt to the bankers friends of Mrs. Merkel, will be underpinned by the two country's crumbling buildings: bipartisanship absolutely degraded, on the one hand, and a monarchy with a social image not much better, on the other.

Something will happen, but we do not know what

So now cross and recross all kinds of rumors and initiatives in the areas of emerging bloc antagonistic to the current regime. In line with a massive mobilizations that continue, but neither seem, by themselves, capable of bringing down what is definitely the "Syriza effect" brings up multiple attempts to generate a common electoral front able to force the start of a process constituent open the way for a crucial phase change.

The organization and strengthening of social movements is not happening at the pace desired by the dead weight of majority unionism and dogmatism and the inability for the cooperation of the alternative. However, as we have said, are constantly struggles and anger of the majority of society is increasingly evident and massive.

The hypothetical electoral front is also obstacles (again, fragmentation and dogmatism fueled by decades of marginalization and isolation, or past and undigested conjunction with the regime), but it seems increasingly possible if the current parliamentary left does not prevent .

Something is moving. And all initiatives to unlock and accelerate the situation should be welcome: the convergence and reinforcement of struggles, growing organization of the subordinate classes, the emergence of alternatives in all areas of social life (also in the election, is involved in it or not).

It is time to forge unity and confluence. To build a movement worthy of the name, and to prevent the coming changes (which undoubtedly will happen) occur towards authoritarianism and dependence transnational financial oligarchy.

The Spanish State (as revealed Sánchez Cedillo) is in a key position for the foreseeable future of the Euro-Mediterranean area and the global capitalist crisis. In our hands is a way out of the current "perfect storm" that passes through greater democratization of the political world and constitutes the beginning of a transition to a radically different society in the social, economic and ecological. But for that we need to be at the center of the action.

And the action is now.
José Luis Carretero Miramar

Teacher Training and Employment Guidance, researcher at the Institute of Economics and Skills (ISAS) and member of the Workers Solidarity Trade Union Confederation
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