Enrique Miguel Sánchez Motos
Senior civil servant
The result of the May 4 elections in the Community of Madrid is overwhelming. With a very high turnout, 76.25%, the citizens of Madrid have given an unqualified victory to the center right. The PP with 1,620,200 votes and 65 deputies and VOX with 330,600 votes and 13 deputies, total 1,950,800 votes and 78 deputies, a wide and indisputable absolute majority against Más Madrid, PSOE and Podemos with 1,485,800 votes and 58 deputies. The left-wing policies, led by Sánchez’s government with the support of separatists and philo-terrorists, have been widely defeated. The people of Madrid do not want, have rejected violence, lies, intolerance, despotism and ineffectiveness in economic matters and against the pandemic and have opened the doors for Spanish politics to review itself. Isabel Díaz Ayuso has emerged as a new reference for the People’s Party (PP), far above Alberto Núñez Feijoo and Pablo Casado Blanco and that offers an opportunity for the PP to focus.
Let’s remember the Transition: was it a centered, dialoguing, integrating period? It can be said that it was, with its successes and mistakes, but focused, even at a time when communism was expanding intensely throughout the world while, with impudence, it prevented Europeans from enjoying that “paradise” by means of the Berlin Wall. Well, in that context, Adolfo Suaárez, former Secretary General of the Movement (Francoist for those who have forgotten) with the King’s consent, legalized the Communist Party which in return accepted the King, who had been appointed by Franco, as well as the red and yellow flag. For his part, Felipe Gonzalez, in 1979, made an ordago to his party to renounce his Marxist ideology as a condition to accept the general secretariat, and in an Extraordinary Congress the PSOE renounced that ideology. The 1977 Amnesty Law, the actions of the CP and the PSOE, the option for democracy, piloted by the King and Adolfo Suarez, can be considered as centered, overcoming the Republic and the Civil War. Why didn’t Rajoy, with his absolute majority in 2011, repeal the infamous Law of Historical Memory passed by Zapatero in 2007? The answer is obvious: because the PP is not centered but slanted to the left, with the crude hope that the latter will spare his life. The same thing happened after the 2018 elections in Andalusia, in which the PP rose to power, forming a coalition government with Ciudadanos. Then VOX that had given him its full free support, asked them to repeal the Law of Historical and Democratic Memory of Andalusia that had been approved in 2017, but the PP did not dare to do so, perhaps not to antagonize Ciudadanos, but it did not dare and even today it has not done so. What is the conclusion of all this? That the PP should focus, return to the spirit of the Transition and promote the repeal of the laws and applications that are made of the various laws of Historical Memory that are in force or that will be approved. And this proposal should be included in all their electoral programs. Otherwise, the People’s Party will not be focused.
On the other hand, the Transition gave rise to the 1978 Constitution, which we approved by an immense majority and even more so in Catalonia. The Constitution did not foresee the rupture of Spain, but on the contrary, it intended that, with the creation of the Autonomies and with a limited framework of concessions, the unity of Spain and of the Spanish people would be guaranteed. However, the terrorist pressure of ETA, which was the cancer of our democracy, pushed for the transfer of very important additional competences, such as Education and Health to the Basque and Catalan Autonomies and therefore to the rest. Also the competence of Police was transferred to the Basque and Catalan Autonomies and little by little it will be transferred to the others. The PP was not left out of this transfer process, as Aznar played a crucial role. All this led us to the current dangerous situation, which can be described as anything but centered. The icing on the cake was also put by Rajoy who, after the coup d’état in Catalonia, applied a 155 so weak that it was useless. All of which shows that Spain has seriously moved away from the starting point of our Transition and that the PP has been largely responsible for this. But it is not now a matter of looking for culprits but of recognizing that the natural center has been lost and that the State of the Autonomies must be reversed. The situation must be redirected, at least, to the starting point to ensure that the indoctrination against Spain is dismantled and replaced by the objective of “guaranteeing democratic coexistence” that our current Constitutional text establishes. Tolerating independentism, autonomic incoordination, the expulsion of the Spanish from the territories that constitute Spain is inadmissible. It is necessary to focus politically.
We must also confront the demagogy of sanchismo and the Aquarius” and other similar boats that do not save lives and return them to their countries of origin, but are mere means of transport to Spanish territory. Borders and legal order must be respected as lack of control is a source of future conflicts. It is necessary to help Africa to develop and organize itself. This has an economic cost to which we must contribute, but we must demand the control of the exit borders because sooner or later the problem will explode, as it is already happening in other European countries. Humanitarianism and the awareness that humanity is one big human family is not at odds with a focused approach to the problem. On the other hand, when speaking of immigration, the countries of our history should not be forgotten; on the contrary, they should be given the natural priority that corresponds to them as sister countries that were once part of the so-called Spains. To recognize history is not to be a reactionary but, on the contrary, to return to a Spain-centered approach.
Finally, in economic matters we must also focus. There is only one communist country that has a situation of economic prosperity, although it still lacks freedoms, and that country is China. To focus is to understand and clearly disseminate that China began to prosper because since 1978 it took the path of renouncing Capital, Marx’s famous book. And it has done so by implementing capitalism, i.e. a system that recognizes private ownership of the means of production, not only to the small farmer but also to the Chinese investor, small and large, in all sectors and, what is worse, from the Marxist point of view, to the big foreign capital! Therefore, the PP should focus as the people of Madrid have done in the face of the proposals of the left which as a whole should be called DAREMOS (we will give) because all they propose is to give more doctors, more teachers, more housing, more economic progressivism, more living wage, and in short more public spending. But of course, they are careful not to say where they are going to get the money to finance these costs. Above all, the PP should not be afraid to say that Marxism is wrong and that to be centered is to be anti-Marxist because lies should have no place in the center. And incidentally must condemn the words of Marx’s Manifesto “to repeal by violence the existing social order” or is that not promoting hatred?
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