This Thursday there was a vote in the Spanish Congress of Deputies that should cause scandal throughout the West, due to the position taken by the left.
An initiative was voted to sign the European condemnation of Nazism and Communism
In the plenary session of this March 25, Congress voted an initiative of the Popular Party (PP) that urged the Spanish Government "to adhere to the Resolution of the European Parliament of September 19, 2019 condemning Nazi and communist totalitarianisms." The resolution of the European Parliament can be read here.
In that resolution, and by an overwhelming majority, the European Parliament denounced that "the Nazi and communist regimes carried out mass murders, genocide and deportations and caused a loss of life and freedom in the 20th century on a scale unseen in human history", and condemned "in the strongest terms the acts of aggression, crimes against humanity and mass human rights violations perpetrated by the Nazi, communist and other totalitarian regimes."
In the debate the socialists and the fa-left praised the communists
The initiative of the PP was debated on Wednesday in the plenary session of the Spanish Parliament. In it, the socialists and the extreme left openly extolled communism, presenting the communists as freedom fighters and even defending, in the case of the Socialist Party - currently in government - a communist leader, Santiago Carrillo, who was implicated in war crimes, specifically in the Paracuellos massacre of 1936, in which some 5,000 political prisoners were murdered, including 50 children.
This is what each of the parties voted
The vote on that initiative took place yesterday. Here you can see what each of the deputies voted. 154 deputies voted in favor of the condemnation: the 88 deputies from the Popular Party, the 52 deputies from the conservative party Vox, the 9 deputies from the center-left party Ciudadanos, as well as the deputies from the Mixed Group Pablo Cambronero (former deputy from Ciudadanos), Carlos García Adanero (from Unión del Pueblo Navarro), Isidro Martínez Oblanca (from Foro Asturias) and Ana María Oramas (from Coalición Canaria).
184 deputies voted against the condemnation. The most striking and shameful thing is that the representatives of the two groups that make up the Government of Spain voted in block against this condemnation: the 120 deputies of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and 34 deputies of the extreme left group Unidas Podemos (a coalition in which there are four deputies of the Communist Party of Spain, two of whom are ministers). Spain is the only country in the European Union that has communist ministers.
In addition, the following deputies have also voted against the condemnation: the 13 deputies of the Republican Group (formed by the far-left Catalan separatist coalition ERC-Sobinaristes), 8 of the deputies of the Plural Group (specifically those belonging to the separatist parties BNG and Compromís, 4 of the separatist deputies from Junts per Catalunya and 2 deputies from the far-left party Más País), the 5 deputies from the far-left Basque separatist party EH Bildu, and the deputies of the Mixed Group Pedro Quevedo Iturbe (from the nationalist party Nueva Canarias), José María Mazón (from the Regionalist Party of Cantabria) and the two deputies of the far-left Catalan separatist coalition Candidatura d'Unitat Popular (CUP).
Finally, 11 deputies abstained: the 4 deputies from the separatist formation Catalan European Democratic Party (PDECAT), the 6 deputies from the separatist formation Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and the deputy Tomás Guitarte, from the constituency Teruel Existe. Podemos deputy Antonia Jover Díaz was not present at the vote.
Will the European Union say something about this refusal to condemn crimes of genocide?
One wonders what the European Union will say. It has lashed out so harshly against the conservative governments of Hungary and Poland. Now a member country as prominent as Spain has a government that refuses to condemn the crimes of the two great totalitarian movements, atrocities that had millions of victims and that deserve the round condemnation of all democrats, without any nuances. Is the European Union going to recriminate the Government of Pedro Sánchez for its refusal to condemn crimes of genocide previously condemned by the European Parliament?
What respect for democracy can Spaniards expect from such a government?
On the other hand, what respect for freedoms, for democracy and for the rule of law can Spaniards expect from their government when it refuses to condemn the torture, deportation and murders committed by national-socialism and communism? The position of the leftist government and its parliamentary partners in this vote is a source of shame for Spain and for the entire West, and should cause alarm among the international community due to the extremist drift that the Spanish left is taking.
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