A review of the precedents of the PSOE of trying to delegitimize the polls

The psychological projection of Pedro Sánchez: it is he who seeks to delegitimize the elections

Spain is experiencing a political debate in which ideas are being distorted by personal hobbies and obsessions.

Sánchez's revealing body language after his electoral defeat and what it indicates
Pedro Sánchez said he would imitate a socialist leader who led a coup d'état

The sea lose of Sánchez after the elections of May 28

After the defeat of the left in the local and regional elections on May 28, we Spaniards have witnessed an alarming situation from a democratic point of view: a president of the government who refuses to to acknowledge that defeat and launches to look for guilty parties to accuse them of their failure. Pedro Sánchez has once again exhibited that ugly habit that he has of blaming others for everything that happens to him. He is incapable of making even the slightest self-criticism and assuming that he has done something wrong, an attitude typical of messianic leaders who place their desires above all else.

We already saw here Sánchez's revealing gestures in that speech, those of a man frustrated because he does not understand how it is possible that reality contradicts his wishes and that the Spanish do not recognize in it the impeccable image he has of himself. In addition, what we heard in that speech is one of the worst effects of narcissism: hatred for those who do not share that excessive self-assessment that Sánchez makes of his own person. A hatred that focused on very specific sectors of our society: the political opposition, the media and also the Spanish themselves, as if they had voted badly ("the public has not taken into account the impeccable management of the Government", a minister lamented).

The psychological projection that Sánchez made in his speech

To verify the intentions of the government, it is enough to review the video of that speech. This is what Sánchez said about the next general elections, which he has called for July 23, starting at point 0:32:36 of the video: "many wonder: what will come out of the general elections on July 23? And I tell you what the Spanish men and women decide. And the storm, we have already seen it on May 28, is going to be tremendous. The appetizer of dirt, of insults, of lies that we are going to have to overcome on July 23, since we had a first record on May 28. They are going to try to tense up to unsuspected limits, so that they are not heard the arguments with the sole determination of that we lower our arms and demobilize the majority."

Thus, and as we can see, Sánchez believes that if he loses the next elections it will be because the majority has not expressed itself. It is a difficult argument to combine with the fact of having called elections in the middle of summer, when many people are on vacation and in the middle of the festive weekend in four autonomous communities (Castilla y León, Galicia, Navarra and the Basque Country). It is Sánchez who tries to hold on to abstention, convinced that an electoral mobilization could harm him because he has pissed off too many Spaniards, but at the same time he has the nerve to accuse the other than what he does.

This has a name in psychology: it is called projection, a psychological mechanism that consists of attributing one's own defects to others in order to deny them as one's own or, in any case, to place others at one's own level. moral when one is aware of doing something wrong. The left has been doing this for decades, identifying the right with certain defects (intolerance, fanaticism, violence, hatred) that are the reflection of habitual vices of the left itself.

He accuses others of "dominance" while he abuses his power as ruler

This psychological projection reaches hilarious levels in the case of Sánchez. This is how his speech continued: "from the position of dominance that they have in large companies in the large media, they are going to unleash a campaign, they have already done so, even more ferocious insults and disqualifications. We will see in primetime programs people who only represent themselves, pontificate and insult without the right to reply or reply. They are going to invent atrocities."

These things are said by a president of the government who has dedicated himself to appropriating independent State institutions and public companies by placing like-minded people, who control public media such as Televisión Española, the Efe agency and Radio Nacional de España, which has the support of a powerful media group (PRISA) and influential media such as La Sexta, and which on the same day it called the general elections, announced a colossal institutional advertising plan of 440 million euros, the largest institutional advertising contract in the history of Spain, in order to win the favor of the media, as it has been doing throughout the legislature.

Pedro Sánchez says about the "barbarities" and "insults" while he himself demonizes the media that contradicts him, the businessmen, the political opposition and the judges, simply because they do not they meekly submit to their wishes. The one who complains about not having the right to reply is a president of the government who has resorted to frequent television appearances without questions (or allowing only questions from affinity media) to attack your rivals, one custom denounced by associations of journalists.

Sánchez's complaint about the accusations of pucherazo: he himself has fed them

Significantly, in his speech Sánchez also said: "they will talk about a big pot, some will do it and others, that I must be held responsible for that big pot. They have already done it and they are going to do it again to do". Once again we are witnessing another psychological screening, and a very shameless one. In October 2016, the "pucherazo" accusations were occurred in the PSOE, after supporters of Sánchez committed clear irregularities during a federal committee that culminated in the the removal of Sánchez . Let us also remember that in the election campaign of May 28, the PSOE was peppered with scandals involving the illegal purchase of votes by members of the party, a scandal about which Sánchez has not made a single statement.

It should be added that it was Sánchez himself who stirred up the specter of electoral fraud with her assault on Indra, the company in charge of technological support for vote counting. It would be extremely difficult for an election to be manipulated through this support, but when a government strives to raid companies as Sánchez has done, it is normal for it to arouse suspicion and misgivings. This is what happens when political power is dedicated to forcing the seams of the Rule of Law, as Pedro Sánchez has done during his term, something that the Constitutional Court has embodied in three sentences accusing the government of infringing fundamental rights and illegally closing Parliament.

The previous attempts of the PSOE to delegitimize an electoral result

The real problem in Spain is not that there is a minority of citizens who believe that an election can be manipulated, in the sense of altering the results (if that were the case, the left would not have become involved in such a procedure). cumbersome as buying votes). The real problem is that the president of the government feeds the idea that the elections are flawed from their origin, in order to delegitimize his defeat on May 28 and the possible defeat on July 23 .

It would not be the first time that the PSOE has launched itself to delegitimize an electoral result. Let us remember that in 1934, the PSOE led a coup against a democratic government, simply because that government, which emerged from the polls, was formed by a right-wing party. In May 2021, Sánchez called to imitate Francisco Largo Caballero, the socialist leader who led that coup and who in 1936 threatened with a "civil war" if the right won the elections, threats that were published by the official newspaper of the PSOE.

Likewise, in 2018 the PSOE called a demonstration to surround the Parliament of Andalusia after an election in which he lost power in that community. In that protest, slogans were launched such as "fascists out of our Parliament", alluding to the deputies of a democratic party, Vox, who had been elected at the polls. A year ago, when regional elections were again called in Andalusia, the PSOE threatened to repeat that riot after the elections if its result was not to their liking.

The strategic objective of this new delegitimization

Today, Spain does not run the risk of electoral fraud. Our electoral law establishes mechanisms that are safe enough so that the slightest attempt to alter the results is evident. The real risk is that the left is launched to delegitimize his electoral defeat, as Sánchez has already done a priori, knowing that he has a good chance of losing.

We already saw the objective of this delegitimization during Aznar's term, which he won with an absolute majority in the year 2000: set fire to the streets and make life miserable for the new government, so that the left regains power as soon as possible . That indeed has happened in Spain, even going so far as to call illegal demonstrations in front of the PP headquarters in a day of reflection after the most serious attacks in the history of Spain, in order to provoke an electoral turnaround. Those who organized that riot are the same ones who are now accusing others of cheating. What a cynicism.


Photo: PSOE.

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