Spanish socialists and their good relationship with undemocratic regimes

The PSOE denounces the “denialism of dictatorships” but supports several of them

The cynicism of the Spanish left is reaching extremes typical of the totalitarian regime in George Orwell's novel "1984."

The European left refuses to sign a petition to end the dictatorship in Cuba
Spanish Parliament refuses to condemn the crimes of Nazism and Communism

Yesterday, Iratxe García Pérez, Spanish MEP of the Socialist Party (PSOE), he stated on his Twitter account: "The European Parliament will debate this Wednesday in Strasbourg on the risks of dictatorship denialism and Europe returning to totalitarianism. memory of all those people who lost their lives for democracy in the face of hate speech and fascism Never ever be forgotten."

The PSOE voted against a condemnation of the crimes of communism

It is no coincidence that the PSOE forgets to mention communism when talking about totalitarianism. Three years ago, that party voted against the European condemnation of the crimes of nazism and communism, because it seemed inappropriate to equate both ideologies, which have murdered millions of human beings. During the parliamentary debate of that sentence, the PSOE called communists like Santiago Carrillo "defenders of freedom", responsible for the Paracuellos massacre in 1936, in which < strong>5,000 political prisoners were murdered, including 50 children.

He also voted against a petition to end the Cuban dictatorship

Also in 2021, the PSOE voted against a European resolution to end the Cuban communist dictatorship, joining communist MEPs to reject a text that expressed its "support and commitment to the Cuban people as well as to freedom and democracy in Cuba." That same year, the PSOE rejected a European initiative against repression in Cuba, voting together with its communist allies to defend the interests of that dictatorship. The rejected text strongly condemned "the existence of political prisoners, persistent and permanent political persecution, acts of harassment and arbitrary arrests of dissidents in Cuba."

The good relations of the PSOE with the Chinese Communist Party

On the other hand, and as I pointed out here, the PSOE has been maintaining cordial relations for years with the Chinese Communist Party, the sole party of the largest dictatorship in the world, a regime undemocratic that violates human rights, that maintains a network of concentration camps for political prisoners (the Laogai) and that is committing genocide against the Uyghur people.

Sánchez does not believe that Venezuela is a dictatorship

Let us also remember that in August 2018, shortly after coming to power, Sánchez rejected calling Venezuela a "dictatorship" and did not support that Nicolás Maduro be tried for his crimes.

Just yesterday Sánchez showed his "firm support" for the dictator Mahmoud Abbas

But you don't have to go too far back in time. Just yesterday, Sánchez showed his "firm support" for Mahmoud Abbas, who leads in the position of president of the Palestinian National Authority since 2006 without calling new elections, in fact acting as a dictator.

As always, when talking about dictatorships, socialists have a very selective memory, which turns into amnesty when remembering the crimes of similar undemocratic regimes. The PSOE acts in practice as a far-left party, which never has a word of condemnation for dictatorships like Cuba and China, which shows a complicit attitude towards the dictatorship of Venezuela and which, in general, Its allies are the defenders of those dictatorships. It takes a lot of cynicism to talk about "denialism" under these conditions.


Photo: La Moncloa. An image of the friendly meeting held by the socialist Pedro Sánchez and the Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping on March 31, 2023 in Beijing.

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