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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Madrid Strips Francisco Franco as Honorary Major and Adopted Son of the Capital

Spain under the Catholic Franco was much more of a Catholic state than it is today. Remember, July 3, 2005, the law legalizing same sex marriage took effect. Nowadays, Spain is far removed from its period of glory - in terms of the supremacy of Catholicism and the superiority of its Navy.

There is even a Cause for the Canonization for Queen Isabella I, husband and co-monarch with King Ferdinand, of Spain, who ruled in the 15th century. Isabella, the Catholic, pray for us.
MADRID - Madrid's city hall on Monday stripped former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco [a shame! Falling down to modern pressure it seems. Franco was a true Catholic] of his title as honorary mayor and adopted son of the capital, 33 years after his death began the transition to democracy.

Councillors of all political colours unanimously voted to remove the titles, as well as medals Madrid conferred on the right-wing general, a spokesman for the council said.

"The capital of Spain is now clean of support for dictators," left-wing Councillor Milagros Hernandez, was quoted as saying on the website of TV news channel CNN+.

The move is the latest in a effort spearheaded by the Socialist government to remove traces of Franco in street names, statues and other symbols glorifying the dictator who gained power after a three-year civil war which ended in 1939 and ruled until his death in 1975.

The removals started under a law passed in 2007 by the government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, whose grandfather was killed by Franco's forces.

The push reverses an unspoken understanding after Franco's death that his supporters would relinquish power on condition that future democrats would not rake up the past.

Members of the conservative Popular Party have criticised the socialist law for, as they see it, needlessly dragging up the wounds of the past. However, the PP -- which rules the local authority in Madrid -- backed the proposal to strip Franco of the city's honours.

Source: Reuters - Tuesday, June 30. My comments in red

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del_button July 3, 2009 at 9:06 AM
Anonymous said...

To be sure the enforcement of the Catholic state was a good thing. However, Catholicism can be better represented than by figures who build regimes on torture and terror.

del_button November 6, 2010 at 4:29 PM
GRH said...

The only thing that cleansed Spain of the diabolical poison that was destroying it in the 1930's was a man who was willing to confront it and use any means necessary to achieve that goal. As a combat veteran who has seen the face of Communism and its toll on humanity up close and personal, I can say that you do not remove a cancer such as that which was devouring Spain with kind words and candlelight vigils: you use the strongest medicines availabe, and in the case of Spain, that meant confronting brutal Red terror with the only language that such filth understand and fear: stronger force.

del_button December 8, 2010 at 1:50 AM
Anonymous said...

I applaud Madrid's desicion to strip Franco of his titles. Franco,like Hitler, was a facsist dictator which means that under him Spain was under a one-party system of rule which means that there could be no opposition (good-bye to freedom of speech and the press), the inferiority of all peoples and cultures which were not Spanish was taught and the individual was taught that he was subserviant to the Nation.
One cannot take actions such as these and still be termed a "Catholic gentleman".
Also, it ca be debatable if Communism was the "diabolical poison" that GRH makes it out to be; after all, during WWII the people of the Ukraine, even after Stalin's Terror Famines, fought for the USSR after Hitler invaded whic seems to me to be strong testimony of the nature of Hitler and of Fascism itself.

del_button November 27, 2012 at 5:20 PM
daeb5840-38e8-11e2-aaef-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Viva Franco!
Aribba España!

Without Franco there would have been no Modern Spain, Zapatero would not have had the Freedom to make laws to Erase El Caudillo.
Under the Communists and Republican Left Catholics were under attack Nuns were raped priests were hung as a Catholic that is unnaceptable had Spain been a muslim nation and Catholics Muslim there would have been a religious JIhad on the forces of the left.
Communists detest religion and all it stands for, the Communist Sympathizer above is dead wrong people in the Ukraine defected to the German side left and right, the NKVD forced people to fight for Stalin or executed them on the spot. Thank the Lord God there was no Communist Spain!

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