There’s been a surprising reaction from the Spanish government towards Catalonia’s octobre 1rst referendum on sovereignty. None of it nice.
It seems really odd that 2 Peoples of similar latin origin ( very much like myself) are not getting along.
Catalonia has its own linguistic minority that they treat really right. They are speakers of Aranese, a sister dialect of the Occitan language my family once spoke. I’m trying to learn Languedocian at the moment. It’s great. I read Occitan Jornalet on a regular basis.
Anyway the fact that I’m from Quebec, a place with a variably strong independence movement, the fact that I’m of Occitan origin, the fact that Catalans are great people that are sympathetic to Occitans makes it hard for me NOT to want to hear them out on their OWN political future. I personally hope it would include Spain in its plans. The UN should set up a referendum.
May I propose a compromise? Change the name of Spain to Iberia and the capital from Madrid to Ourence. It would better represent your people if you federated under another name.
As a Quebecois, I’m a federalist in Canada. I like the idea of being in the same country as British Columbia and Nova Scotia. I hope they feel the same about Quebec and I hope that their British, Hong Kong and Scottish heritages can be encouraged. Imagine if they brought back Canadian Gaelic? I think it would warm the hearts of the Gaelics of Europe. They too made this country. I personally feel that individuals can focus in on their cultural identity to where it is matched and balanced by other surrounding groups. Inter-marriage is also an amazing asset. But this can only work if you limit the numbers of cultures interacting. For example in America we have Yanks, Afro-Americans, Asian-americans and most importantly Indians. (there are more indians in the US than there are Indians) I’m referring to the multi-millennium occupancy group that grew corn. I would wrap it right there. We have enough diversity already. Let’s help the people here without exception. Limit every community’s population growth. From Panama to Canada. One country. We must limit our population to 500,000,000.
Do foreign aid right by letting the do-gooders handle it. Zero population growth or no aid. PERIOD! If the leaders of these countries can’t educate people at such a minor level then no money should be sent there of any form.
Eisenhower said it in 61 and no one listened: the cynical rich cashed in and the cynical poor sat and did nothing except knowingly wait and did nothing: The Military-Industrial Complex. America’s Monster. As Archie Bunker would say “Goodnight Nurse!”.
I don’t think Canada could survive another Stephen Harper. He was just too much of a conservative cynic with judeo-christian overtones.
I don’t think Canada could survive the Justin Trudeau snowflake agenda too long either. He’s a sell-out. When our multi-trans-in-vitro-halfborg-iphonish-emo kids take over, will they be open to the taste of ‘la giblotte des îles de Sorel’ ? If they are, I might have to side with them. What will they bring to the table though? Will they help solve the mess we are leaving behind or will they just cover our shit with their fresher yet hardly recognizable shit.
Anyway, good luck to all Iberians.
Did you know that most Western Europeans including those in the British Isles are of R1B descent and that the earliest R1B (R-L754) found is 14,000 years old from Villabruna Italy.
In that same cave were found U5B2B mitochondrial DNA. These are my 2 ancestral haplogroups. This is pure hazard; I don’t think it’s that rare. 1/1000?
I have the very same mitochondrial DNA as those cave people. My Y chromosome is a continuation of R-L754. I therefore conclude that my lineage is of Epigravettian origin and was in the Alps region (radius of 1000 kms around) for 95% of this time.
My language group, italic, has been attested to by writing for 2700 years and has been the language of Villabruna for that same period. My genome results make me out to be 99.9% Western European: British-Irish/French-German/Italian/Iberian in that order. I actually know some of the recent family names: Roseberry(England), O’Reilly(Ireland), McKinnon(Scotland), Spire(England), Schinck(Germany), Holstein(Germany), Morin(Bretagne), Drapeau, Pelletier, Hudon, Letarte, Quemeneur(Bretagne), Anctil(Normandy), Drouin, Plante, Fournier, Martel, Hebert(Paris), Scève(Italy), Boucher, Garonne, Tavarès(Azores, Portugal). DNA testing has proven itself to be really accurate in my case. Since all of these countries are majority R1B, they are also in part italic.
Other humans from other Haplogroups shared the very same cultures and genes. They are difficult to differentiate between each other. That’s good! If we could now expand the franchise to the entire population of our continent we could finally all have a home.
PS There is no contradiction between being pro-biodiversity and against immigration. I like Russia just fine but it’s not my home. I don’t want to live there and I don’t want immigrants from anywhere. If two countries have zero population growth and a population committed to keeping it so, it would be then reasonable to consider possible movements of populations between them especially if environmentally recommendable.