Wolves disguised as sheep (1946) – EDITORIAL OF ‘SOLIDARIDAD OBRERA’ 1946

Historical Pieces Chosen By Josep Maria CasasúsFull text from publisher Workers Solidarity (XI-1946), then directed by Mariano Casasús Lacasta (Barcelona, ​​1911 – Vilassar de Mar, 2004). It is one of the few articles in Catalan in that anarchist publication. From 1945 to 1946 he was a clandestine spokesman for the CNT. It went on to distribute 15,000 copies. Earlier, from 1907 to 1939, it had maintained its daily frequency.

Not long ago the closing of the Congress of Foral Justice took place in the city of Zaragoza, where Mr. (?) Fernández Cuesta [un jove que arribaria a ministre l’any 1974] in an extensive speech, all filled with Falangist euphoria and full of regionalist sentiments, he wanted us to pass for a hare by wanting to demonstrate the advantages that the regions have achieved under Franco’s dictatorial splinter. We care very little what Fernández Cuesta said in front of the gallery, what hurts us bitterly is that with impunity any gentleman is allowed the luxury of believing himself to be an intelligent being in the midst of a flock of ignorant people who are You can tell them what you think is convenient, because in the end they will assimilate it as well. It is wrong in this case the “poor” Fernández Cuesta, because this Spanish people who, turned into a hieratic statue, must hear a series of improbable oratory, which at every moment changes its tone, has, despite the belief particular of these speakers with livery, an intimate conviction, own ideals and a privileged intelligence. How does this individual want to see the benefits granted in Catalonia and other regions when there is so much convincing evidence to the contrary? Perhaps “Don” Fernández Cuesta should ignore the stupid attempt to transplant the Catalan textile industry to the central “plateau” and to the Levantine coast, the transfer of all the material and machinery of the newspapers that existed in Catalonia to the North, and the important electrification material of the RENFE that, prepared to unite our communications to borders and other regions, very necessary for our industrial plan, served to electrify the Madrilenian railroads and some lines of second category, that did not solve absolutely nothing, while collapsing the economic and industrial communications of Catalonia, in addition to the expenses incurred by “this case”. All to reduce the economic and therefore political potential of this prosperous and magnificent Catalan land. And let’s not talk about Navarre and Aragon, because we would need a considerable space that we do not have. Naturalment que el poble espanyol, i sobretot el poble català, fent un gest de galanteria, no qualifica al Sr. Fernández Cuesta as a being devoid of common sense or cluttered with absurd ideas and thoughts; no, we do him the favor of believing in his intelligence … and therefore we believe that following the path traced by a few intellectuals, he earns very well for being an idiot in front of the whole nation.


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