pwa wrote:Spain is being really dim. At the moment that Catalan independence movement is predominantly peaceful. The best way to turn it into a terrorist campaign is to reject a popular vote, then make martyrs of the independence leaders. Stamp out all peaceful means and all that remains is the alternative. How can they be so stupid?
I wonder if there is something of an important principle going on here. Spain has laws and allegedly one of those laws has probably been broken and so the authorities are pursuing those they suspect have broken the law. I think it might be worrying if politicians started deciding to ignore certain laws for political reasons as and when it suited them and/or their political goals.
To me, the rights and wrongs of the law allegedly broken are a separate matter from the enforcement of the existing laws.