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Madrid strips Franco of honorary titles
« on: July 01, 2009, 09:58:03 PM »
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    Madrid strips Franco of honorary titles
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    MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid's city hall Monday stripped former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco of his title as honorary mayor and adopted son of the capital, 33 years after his death began the transition to democracy.

    Councilors of all political colors 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 Councilor 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 criticized 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 honors.

    (Reporting by Sarah Morris; editing by Ralph Boulton)

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    « Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 12:29:02 AM »
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  • I was going to post this.

    "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."

    You mean you can't trust communists?  Shocking.
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    « Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 01:39:34 PM »
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    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.



    Too bad they didnt get Mr.Zapatero and his father as well.
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

    "We must risk something for God!"~Hernan Cortes


    TEJANO AND PROUD!

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    « Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 06:19:04 PM »
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  • Spain has gone downhill since the death of Gen. Franco.  Its all thanks to the communist masonic pigs that run the nation now.

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    « Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 07:36:52 AM »
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  • The V2 goons, with their "teachings" and their influence, got Franco to alter the Spanish Constitution, which at the time favored Catholicism the way a rightly-order state should.
    + Vincit veritas +


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    « Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 10:41:19 AM »
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  • Communism always =  :devil2:

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    « Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 07:34:30 PM »
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  • There is no future for Spain. That country is becoming
    communist thanks to religious liberties of Vatican 2.

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    « Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 08:20:21 PM »
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  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    There is no future for Spain. That country is becoming
    communist thanks to religious liberties of Vatican 2.


    Dont place your bet yet. Reconquista II is just about to start.
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

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    « Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 01:31:45 AM »
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  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    There is no future for Spain. That country is becoming
    communist thanks to religious liberties of Vatican 2.


    Have you been to Spain recently?

    What exactly do you mean by Communist?

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    « Reply #9 on: February 28, 2010, 01:45:28 AM »
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  • Quote from: Hristoroquen
    More commie revisionist history.  I.e. more lies on top fo the lies on top of the lies...God Bless Franco and all those who fought for the faith! :detective:


    The French Republic brought in quiet draconian laws against the Church in the late 19 th century but none of the hierarchy or any Roman Catholic organizations called for a coup de etat. I am not aware of any laws against religion in the Spanish Republic (yes Im aware that CNT carried out vicious attacks against the faithful and Church property but that is another issue). The early Church prayed for the goverment of the Roman Empire that was actually sending them to the lions. The idea that if we dont like a goverment especially one that allows the practise of religion we can launch coups is radically anti-Christian.

    In reality Franco brutally suppressed non-Castillian regional and national cultures (in particular the historically very pious Basques). Used violence against any demands for better wages no matter how just and worst of all brought the Faith and the Church into great disrepute in Spain.

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    « Reply #10 on: February 28, 2010, 01:46:26 AM »
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    Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    There is no future for Spain. That country is becoming
    communist thanks to religious liberties of Vatican 2.


    Dont place your bet yet. Reconquista II is just about to start.


    No its not.


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    « Reply #11 on: February 28, 2010, 02:35:09 AM »
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  • One should also note that after his victory General Franco turned and butchered the Carlists and Falangists his right wing allies during the war too.


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    « Reply #12 on: February 28, 2010, 09:55:26 AM »
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  • Quote from: The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism
    Their goal was to use a veil of legitimate democratic institutions to outlaw the right and to convert the state into the Soviet vision of a "people's republic" with total leftist domination, a goal which was repeatedly voiced not only in Comintern instructions but also in the public statements of the PCE (Communist Party of Spain)


    The goals of the Republicans were communist.

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    « Reply #13 on: February 28, 2010, 10:00:42 AM »
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  • Quote from: The Martyrs of Spain's Civil War by Redzioch, Wlodzimierz
    The murder of 37 priests, brothers and seminarians by leftists in Asturias marks what some see as the beginning of the Red Terror.


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    « Reply #14 on: February 28, 2010, 10:04:41 AM »
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  • Quote from: Statistics

    May 1931: 100 church buildings are burned while firefighters refuse to extinguish the flames.

    1932: 3000 Jesuits expelled. Church buildings burned with impunity in 7 cities.

    1934: 33 priests murdered in the Asturias Revolution.

    1936: just a day before July 18, the day the war started, there already have been 17 clergymen murdered.

    From July 18 to August 1: 861 clergymen murdered in 2 weeks.

    August 1936: 2077 clergymen murdered, more than 70 a day. 10 of them bishops.

    Septiembre 14: 3400 clergymen murdered during the first stages of the war.

    1939: end of the war; a total of 7000 clergymen and 3000 religious people murdered for practicing Catholicism.



    It also should be noted that the Catholic Church beatified 498  Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War.

     

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