Catalonia: The Revolt of the Rich?
Date Written: 11/10/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21423
The Catalonian rebellion, similar to Scottish separatism, is an uprising of the rich against the poor, the protests of a liberal society against the remnants of a redistributive social state.
Excerpt: Catalonia is often compared to Kosovo, Donbass, or even Crimea (where, as we know, the authorities separated from Ukraine, before they engineered the accession to Russia). A more correct comparison would be to Scotland, where nationalists also came to power and organized a referendum, which ended in a victory of the supporters of the unity with Great Britain. Finally, many recall Antonov-Ovseenko's analogy. During his time in 1930s in Spain engulfed in civil war he called Catalonia "Spanish Ukraine".