Enrique Miguel Sánchez Motos
Senior Civil Servant
I commented in my previous article that the Right has no historical vision, unlike the Marxist left. I already argued the view of Marxism on the economy. And we postponed the analysis of the historical vision of some and others in the political sphere. Let’s get on with it.
On the political plane, the Right continues not to realise that Marxism is the key reference of the left, which continues to boast of intellectual and moral superiority, which according to them is derived from Marxist ideology. The right wing still does not read the Communist Manifesto and does not seem to know that “communists openly declare that their objectives can only be achieved by overthrowing the whole existing social order through violence”.
It also ignores that Marxism was the ideology of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, founded by Pablo Iglesias in 1879 and that only a hundred years later, in 1979, it was eliminated from its ideology, as demanded by Felipe González.
The right wing and social democracy ignore that revolutionary Marxism promoted not only the coup of the 34th, but also revolutionary violence, during the Republic and later, during the Civil War. Consequently, they ignore that Franco’s military coup was, to a great extent, a reaction against that Marxism, which had already installed itself in the Soviet Union and which intended to install itself in Spain.
Since the Constitution was approved, the right wing has been silent out of ignorance in the face of successive actions that were extolling the left’s side during the Civil War and denigrating the anti-Marxist Francoist side. All this culminated, in 2007, with the approval of the Historical Memory, which Rajoy could have simply repealed, with its absolute majority in 2011, but he did not do so, a clear demonstration that the right has not yet understood that Marxism is not its adversary, but an irreconcilable enemy that wants to destroy and make disappear everything that sounds right in history.
The conclusion of this brief article is clear: the Right will not fulfill its role in history as long as it does not reject, without palliatives, Marxism and its sequels in the economy and politics. She should not be afraid to be left alone.
In politics, Marxism seeks to exercise totalitarian power. Faced with it, the right must be implacable, denouncing its totalitarianism. At the same time it must advocate freedom of expression, dialogue and democratic transparency. Of course, the historic responsibility of the Right does not end with the total denunciation of political and economic Marxism and its ramifications. We must build the nation of “democratic coexistence” that the preamble of our Constitution advocates. But how it will have to remain for a future article.
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