On January 22nd 2017, I woke up early to catch up with some work. As I turned my computer on, I saw a Facebook post shared by a friend. It was a video showing a group of masked men and women beating a 20-year-old girl to a pulp.
The Spanish left is one of the most violent and reactionary political groups in all Europe. They believe that anything that has to do with patriotism, freedom of expression, or individual rights is fascist.
They created such fear in the population that now almost no one dares to display a Spanish flag openly, besides in the Olympics and international soccer matches. You can’t even identify yourself as religious for fear of backlash and public humiliation. On January 2nd, during the celebration commemorating the fall of the last Muslim territory in Spain, in 1492, the people from that same party demanded we apologized to Muslims for kicking them out!
~ Eric Velez, A warning from a Spanish libertarian (Being Libertarian)
February 4 2017