“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” – George Orwell
Spain’s Vox political party, along with hundreds of supporters carrying Spanish and Catalan flags, formed a human chain around the Christopher Columbus statue in Barcelona on June 27 to defend against attacks by left-wing radicals and their political parties. VOX is the “Make Spain Great Again Party” that defends traditional Spanish values and has a Trump-like populist message.
“We are here to defend our history, to defend Spain and to defend Hispanic culture” said Vox Barcelona’s deputy secretary for institutional relations, Juan Carlos Segura after left-wing parties such as En Comú Podem and the CUP (Popular Unity Candidacy) suggested removing them.
Spanish philosopher George Santayana famously said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Indeed, the ongoing war against history is part of a clear coordinated effort to dismantle Western Civilization. Effectively scrubbing the lessons of the past empowers the enemies of freedom to rewrite history for younger generations.
In his inspiring speech, Segura explains that Vox seeks to “defend our history, to defend Spain, and to defend Hispanic culture.” He asserts that the reason for the attacks on the Columbus statue are not about Columbus, but is because “Columbus represents our history.”
“Precisely for this reason they want to take away this statue of Columbus, because Columbus represents our history.” Segura powerfully proclaims that the left embodies “hatred,” while the “project of Hispanic culture” is a “project of love and brotherhood a project of risk that a few brave men undertook backed by a daring kingdom, and with the desire to extend their language, their faith, and their civilization.”
“Because of this, in Latin America, the Americans had the same rights as Spaniards, and because of that, we are pioneers in human rights,” Segura said. “We are proud of our history, and we will not permit them to tear down the statue of Columbus.”
“Before the statue of Columbus falls, The government of [Ada] Colau [mayor of Barcelona] and the Socialists will fall,” said the deputy secretary.
Watch Vox’s Juan Carlos Segura’s patriotic speech:
The night after VOX’s patriotic rally, the statue of Columbus was set on fire in Barcelona by a left-wing anarchist group called El barri resisteix. The statue was also desecrated with hateful messages. A witness alerted emergency services who were able to put out the fire before the statue was decimated.
El barri resisteix distributed message on its website bragging and claiming responsibility for the fires, as well as publishing various videos of the attackers screaming, “Racist colonies” “Death to Spain” “Racismo” “Racist Catalunya”.
Watch the following news clip addressing the violent attacks on the Columbus statue:
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Many thanks to Fousesquawk for the translations:
The statue of Columbus has been the object of a vandalism attack with responsibility claimed by the group “The neighborhood resists”. The perpetrators of the act tried to set fire to the monument, but the emergency services arrived before the fire caused major damage. Several vehicles of the Urban Guard cleared the area without injuries while they put out the flames. “Racist colonies” “Death to Spain” “Racismo” “Racist Catalunya” “Fire to Columbus” [unintelligible]
Vox has organized this action to defend our history, to defend Spain, and to defend Hispanic culture. Precisely for this reason they want to take away this statue of Columbus, because Columbus represents our history. It represents Spain, and it represents Hispanic culture. We believe in projects of love. Patriotism is a project of love, but collective, for the community and for history. It is the extension of the love you will give to your father and mother. Because of that we are patriots, and the progressives, the separatists and the left, what they have is hate, hate and hatred of themselves, hate for the Spanish language which has given us so much, because living in community is the best thing that could have happened to us, and the project of Hispanic culture, was a project of love and brotherhood a project of risk that a few brave men undertook backed by a daring kingdom, and with the desire to extend their language, their faith, and their civilization. Because of this, in Latin America, the Americans had the same rights as Spaniards, and because of that, we are pioneers in human rights. We are proud of our history, and we will not permit them to tear down the statue of Columbus. And we affirm: The government of [Ada] Colau [mayor of Barcelona] and the Socialists will fall before the statue of Columbus. Thank you very much.