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Memories of when I Was a Fascist/MEMÒRIES DE QUAN JO ERA FEIXISTA

Memories of when I Was a Fascist

by Jose Maria Aznar

 

Mein kampf

 

Hitler’s Mein Kampf is on sale in Spain, but not Aznar’s Mein Kampf, published here as a world exclusive. Below: A bitter zar. Aznar boycotted by his own party at the presentation of his memoirs. Only his Catalan foreign minister Pique turned up.

 

 

 

Jose Maria Aznar is publishing his memoirs, but he has forgotten what he said when he was an activist with a Spanish Fascist membership card. For all who want sincerity as well as an unabridged memoir, this is what Aznar wrote when he was a Fascist:

 

 

 

In 1969, a 16 year-old Aznar joined the splinter group Independent Spanish Fascists: “With the history of Fascism in my family which I have, I could pursue a comfortable, easy and uncomplicated life signing up to the Fascist Movement. Instead I fight alongside the Independent Fascists to live the life of monk and soldier as portrayed by Spanish Fascism founder Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera. They are the real reincarnation of his thoughts. Young Fascists are tired of giving without receiving, tired of pretty speeches, and they are starting from zero anew the work Jose Antonio had planned and which Spain still awaits. I have already taken my decision.”

 

 

In 1978, when 29, Aznar attacked the new democratic Spanish Constitution in “Winds that Destroy”: “Guernica has approved unanimously to withdraw the city medal of former Head of State Francisco Franco. As if this wasn’t enough they have also decided to demand responsibilities of the German government for the bombing of 1937. In Coslada, Madrid, the streets named after Franco and Jose Antonio will now be called after the Constitution. In Valencia Franco Square will now be called Valencian Nation Square. This is just the beginning. They are determined to erase history. While some are determined to erase Fascism, the others lower their heads in fear of losing their cards of democratic credibility.”

 

 

In 1979, when 30, Aznar attacked the new State of the Autonomies in “Union and Greatness”: “Spaniards have in front of their eyes a subject of the most serious magnitude, the so-called autonomies. In the early forties Luis de Araquistain wrote that the reckless game of nationalities is always dangerous in a country such as Spain permanently undermined by racial anarchy. A charade has been set up which offends common sense. The rehabilitation of the memory of Catalan president Lluis Companys (handed over by the Gestapo and shot), of inglorious history, is already a fact. Republic president Juan Negrin told Manuel Azaña in 1937: “If these people are determined to break up Spain, I prefer Franco.” Is it possible to find a more or less stable solution to these problems? Obviously not.”

 

 

In La Aznariada Manuel Vazquez Montalban said: “Aznar, from his birth was convinced that you find God through the empire, and now Bush has convinced him that through God you find more easily an empire. The old Fascist slogan “For God through the Empire” has now been recalled and reduced to “For the Empire through God.” I reaffirm my belief that the Fascists were full of atheists and this is the reason they had to invent the Opus Dei. I see Aznar, whatever others may say, closer to Fascism than to the Opus Dei.”

 

 

(“Monjo i soldat,” by Josep C. Vergés, Diari de Girona, 23 July 2005)

 

http://www.racocatala.cat/noticia/8311/monjo-i-soldat

 

 

 

Memòries de quan jo era feixista

 

per José María Aznar

 

zar

 

Un zar amargat. Aznar boicotejat pel seu propi partit a la presentació de les seves memòries. Només el seu ministre d’afers estrangers català Piqué va anar-hi. Primera foto: Mein Kampf d’Hitler està a la venda a Espanya, però no el Mein Kampf d’Aznar, publicat aquí en exclusiva mundial.

 

 

 

José María Aznar està publicant les seves memòries, però s’ha oblidat del que deia quan era militant amb carnet de falangista. Pels que vulguin tenir les memòries sinceres, sinó senceres, així escrivia Aznar quan era feixista:

 

 

 

El 1969, quan Aznar té 16 anys entra a la Falange Española (Independiente): “Teniendo un historial de falangista en mi familia como el que poseo, puedo llevar una vida cómoda, fácil y sin complicaciones apuntado al Movimento. Militar al lado de loa falangistas independientes, vivir la vida de monje y soldado que decía José Antonio Primo de Rivera son la auténtica encarnación del pensamiento joseantoniano. Los jóvenes falangistas están cansados de dar y no recibir, están cansados de escuchar bonitos discursos, ellos están empezando otra vez de cero la obra que José Antonio planeó y España espera. Yo ya he tomado mi decisión.”

 

 

El 1978 als 29 anys ataca la nova Constitució Espanyola democrática a “Vientos que destruyen”: “Guernica aprueba por unanimidad retirar la medalla de la vila al anterior Jefe de Estado Francisco Franco. Como aún les parecía poco decidió asimismo exigir responsabilidades al Gobierno alemán por el bombardeo de 1937. En Coslada, Madrid, las calles dedicadas a Franco y José Antonio lo estarán a partir de ahora a la Constitución. En Valencia la Plaza del Caudillo pasará a llamarse del País Valencià. Y no hemos hecho más que comenzar. Se dedican a borrar la historia. Mientras unos se empeñan en hacer antifranquismo, los otros esconden sus cabezas, no vaya a ser que les retiren sus carnets de credibilidad democrática.”

 

 

El 1979 als 30 anys ataca el nou Estat de les autonomies a “Unidad y grandeza”: “Tenemos los españoles ante nuestros ojos un tema de gravísima magnitud: el de las llamadas autonomías. Al comienzo de los cuarenta Luís de Araquistain escribía: el juego imprudente de las nacionalidades es siempre peligroso en un país como España, perennemente socavado por la anarquía racial. Se ha montado una charlotada que ofende al buen sentido. La rehabilitación de la memoria de Lluís Companys, de gloriosa historia, es ya un hecho. Juan Negrín decía a Manuel Azaña en 1937: “Si esas gentes van a descuartizar España, prefiero a Franco.” ¿Es imposible entonces dar solución más o menos estable a estos problemas? Evidentemente no.”

 

 

A La Aznariada Manuel Vázquez Montalbán deia: “Aznar, desde su nacimiento convencido de que por el imperio se llega a Dios, y ahora convencido por Bush de que por Dios se llega más fácilmente al imperio. Al recordar la vieja consigna falangista “Por Dios hacia el imperio” reducida a “Por el imperio hacia Dios” refuerzo mi creencia de que la Falange estaba llena de ateos y por eso tuvieron que inventarse el Opus Dei. A Aznar, pese a lo que se diga, yo lo veo más cercano a Falange que al Opus Dei.”

 

 

(“Monjo i soldat,” per Josep C. Vergés, Diari de Girona, 23 juliol 2005)

 

http://www.racocatala.cat/noticia/8311/monjo-i-soldat

 

 

 

 

 

9 November 2013 - Posted by | Culture/Cultura, News comment/Comentari al dia, Politics/Política | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Vols dir que encara no ho és, de feixista, l’Aznar? ‘Moderat’.

    Nota de l’editor: Volia dir quan tenia carnet oficial de feixista. Ara només és el carnet oficiós de feixista del PP.

    Salvador: How right you are.

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    Comment by Salvador | 9 November 2013 | Reply


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