12-09-20 Dispatch de Barcelona: Secession – Spain and the United States

The latest: King Juan Carlos issued a statement, this is not the time to go hunting for chimeras, and US Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont expressed his admiration for the peaceful manner in which Spain and Catalonia are conducting the dialogue on secession. Perhaps the only way out of the abyss that the United States fell into is a peaceful move for secession, e.g. by the States of Washington, Montana, Idaho and Oregon, or the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Barcelona, September 20 – the latest in the ongoing drive for Catalonian independence were statements by King Juan Carlos of Spain and US Ambassador Alan Solomont over the past couple of days. The King issued a statement that this was not the time to go hunting for Chimeras. Chimeras here may mean “red herring”; alternatively, they may refer to various interim arrangements, proposed by Catalonia on the way to independence. Regardless, there is no doubt that the statement was given and taken as condescending. Moreover, the issue of timing is of the essence. Catalonia should strive to gain its independence before Spain capitulates to international banking interests. There is no doubt that the King, who was central to the re-establishment of Civil Society in post-Franco Spain, is not going to be fondly remembered for this most recent statement. In the meanwhile, US Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont expressed his admiration for the peaceful manner in which Spain and Catalonia conduct their dialogue on Catalonian independence. Solomont’s feelings are understandable. In Spain (re: Catalonia), in the United Kingdom (re: Scotland), and in Canada (re: Quebec) discussions of secession are peaceful and legitimate. In contrast, in the United States it was established (in violation of its own constitution) that any attempt to secede is a declaration of war. In fact, initiating dialogue on session of certain states may be the only peaceful way out of the current constitutional crisis in the United States and for reasserting the sovereignty of the People. The most likely candidates for secession are northwestern states, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, or northeastern states, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine. For any such drive to be taken seriously, the seceding states should have land access to a friendly, civilized, developed nation (e.g. Canada), and also access to the ocean, in case foreign powers would opt to support the drive (e.g. Russia, China).
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[1] Spain's King strikes back against Catalonia's call for independence

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_____________________________ WHAT DID THE EXPERT SAY ABOUT THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CRISIS? * "I think it's difficult to find a fraud of this size on the U.S. court system in U.S. history," said Raymond Brescia, a visiting professor at Yale Law School who has written articles analyzing the role of courts in the financial crisis. "I can't think of one where you have literally tens of thousands of fraudulent documents filed in tens of thousands of cases." Reuters (Jan 22, 2012) http://www.scribd.com/doc/79572282/ * Foreclosure fraud: The homeowner nightmares continue CNN (April 7, 2011) * About 3 million homes have been repossessed since the housing boom ended in 2006… That number could balloon to about 6 million by 2013 Bloomberg (January 2011) * "...a system in which only the little people have to obey the law, while the rich, and bankers especially, can cheat and defraud without consequences."
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